Alvis Ernest “Bit” Strickland, 93 of Arley, entered into rest on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Strickland was born on August 26, 1928 in Marylee, Alabama to Ernest and Juda Strickland. As a lifelong member of the Bethel #1 Baptist Church, Mr. Strickland was a precious man, wonderful woodworker, and builder. He loved Mountain Dew, Yoo-hoos, riding the grandkids on his tractor, and most of all his family, as he was an extremely sweet and devoted Daddy and Paw Paw.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 7, 2022 from 1:00pm until 2:00pm at Bethel #1 Baptist Church. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 2:00pm at Bethel #1 Baptist Church, where a burial will follow at the adjoining cemetery. Brother Mike Tidwell will officiate.
Mr. Strickland is survived by his son, Jeff Strickland (Donna); daughter, Kerry Desouzaneto (David); brothers, Paul, Randy, and Russell Strickland; grandchildren, Michael Desouzaneto, April Strickland, Matthew Strickland, and Kaleb Franks; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Juda Strickland; sisters, Louise Ward, Miriam Strickland, and Faye Hamilton; brothers, Eugene, Donald, Sammy, and (twin brother) Almus “Tap” Strickland; and his wife, Audrey Strickland.
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