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Obituary for Robert Milton Strickland

Robert Milton Strickland
January 8, 1933 – April 7, 2024

Robert Milton Strickland, affectionately known as “Papa Milt,” peacefully passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2024. Born on January 8, 1933, in Anderson, South Carolina, he was the son of the late William H. Strickland, Sr. and Alma Majeski Strickland.

Milton graduated from Boys High School in Anderson, South Carolina, and continued his education at Clemson University. He dedicated over 40 years of his life to Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Corporation (Transco), exemplifying unwavering commitment in his career.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 71 years, Frances Jo Strickland; sons, Rick Strickland (Rose) of Winder, Georgia, and Tim Strickland (Sandra); daughter, LuAnn Shore (Steve); and sister-in-law Doris Strickland of Anderson. His legacy also lives on through his cherished grandchildren: Todd Strickland (Stephanie), Corey Shore, Shannon Seigler (Jeff), Whitney Cowan (Chris), Haley Hunt (Cole), Drew Strickland (Gracie), and Ashley Heineck (Andy); as well as great-grandchildren: Jared, Slade, Brody, and Allie Strickland; Lexie Shore; Alex, Ashton, Austin, Zavion, and Zovi Ann Seigler; Carson and Molly Cowan; Cannon, Zeke, and Claire Hunt; and Flip and Lily Heineck.

Preceding him in death were his brother, William H. Strickland Jr., and sisters, Mildred Creamer (Berry), Sarah McEllhanan (James), and Bobbie Smith (Julian).

Milton’s life was a testament to his unwavering faith and devotion to God. As a dedicated deacon and elder of the Presbyterian church, he embodied the teachings of Christ. In recent years, he found spiritual fulfillment as a member of NewSpring Church, where his passion for the Bible continued to be evident to all who knew him. Milton's love for God overflowed into every aspect of his life, as he shared his faith with everyone he encountered.

In addition to his spiritual calling, Milton had a heart for serving others. He opened his home and his heart as a foster parent, impacting the lives of several children with love and compassion. His community involvement extended to leadership roles in organizations such as the Historical Society of Anderson, where he served as president from 2006 to 2008. He also dedicated his time to mentoring youth as a Scout Leader for Boy Scout Troop 215 and proudly served as a member of the Sons of Confederate Soldiers, Regiment 1428.

A service to celebrate Milton's life will be held at The Standard Cremation & Funeral Center, 1621 Pearman Dairy Road, Anderson SC 29625 on Friday, April 12th with visitation from 12:30 to 2 pm and the funeral service at 2 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, Calvary Children’s home, or the Bridge Center Recovery.

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