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Nelson Rudolph "Rudy" Strickland Jr.
April 4, 1958 ~ November 15, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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Mr. Nelson Rudolph “Rudy” Strickland, Jr., age 65 of Dahlonega, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at his residence following an accident.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 18, 2023 from 1 – 5 pm at the funeral home.
Mr. Strickland was born April 4, 1958 in Commerce, Georgia to the late Nelson Rudolph Strickland, Sr. and Curtis Marie Black Strickland. He was a truck driver for Koch Foods. In addition to his own children, Rudy was a father to many and a friend to everyone who knew him. Rudy had the biggest heart and if he loved you, he loved you hard! He was as tough as they come and yet so humble. Rudy was a free spirit with a passion for turning wrenches, and had a huge impact on anyone who shared the same. Rudy was a devoted and loving husband and father who loved his family more than anything. They don’t make men like Rudy anymore! The man, the myth, the legend – Rudy Strickland. He will forever be in our hearts and always o/n our minds. Rudy was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters-in-law, Gloria Patterson and Barbara Sosebee and his father & mother-in-law, E.S. & Nellie Patterson.
Mr. Strickland is survived by his wife of 38 years, Nancy Patterson Strickland of Dahlonega, his children, Zoe Strickland and Dylan Strickland, both of Dahlonega, his brother, Terry Strickland of Lula, numerous nieces and nephews, his sister & brother-in-law, Judy & Scott Boyd of Lewisburg, Tennessee, brother-in-law, Randall Patterson of Dawsonville, his sister-in-law, Sharon Davidson of Cleveland and his uncle & aunt, John & Edna Drennon of Clermont.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA 30504 is in charge of arrangements.