September 4, 1969 ~ August 14, 2021
Edward Dean Strickland, surrounded by his two devoted children and his closest family, went to be with the Lord on August 14th at 4:55pm. “Dean” was 51 years old and a lifelong resident of Greenwell Springs, LA. He was a self-employed hot shot driver who had previously been employed with AAA Rent-All for over 25 years. Dean was a big-hearted, fun-loving, hard-working man, a jack of all trades who was a friend to everyone. He loved the outdoors, camping, 4-wheeling, boat-riding, long soaks in the pool, good cooking & good music, all while surrounded by as many friends, kids & dogs that could tag along. He has left big footprints in every life he walked through & a big hole in the heart of everyone who loved him. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Edward & Blossom Dean of Baton Rouge & Clayton & Grace Strickland of Greensburg; parents Clovis & Dolores Strickland of Greenwell Springs; brother Larry Strickland of Greenwell Springs; nephew A.J. Lowrey of Watson & his former wife, with whom he remained close, Stephanie Strickland. He is survived by his two children, his absolute pride & joy, Karlie “Bea” Strickland (21y.o.) and Collin “Brother” Strickland (20y.o.) of Greenwell Springs, his sister Elizabeth Collins (David Collins) & numerous nieces and nephews that he dearly loved. A memorial celebration is planned for Sat. Sept. 4th, which would also be his 52nd birthday.