Owen M. Strickler, Jr.

Emporia, VA

Owen M. Strickler, Jr., 101, of Emporia, VA, died Wednesday, April 17, 2024, in Nags Head, NC. He was born in Shenandoah, VA, to the late Owen M. Strickler, Sr. and Edith P. Strickler on April 5, 1923. 

Owen was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Olivia M. Strickler, and his brother, Richard P. Strickler. 

He is survived by his son, Owen M. Strickler III (Marcia); daughter, Sharon Richmond; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

Owen was a lifetime member of Fields Methodist Church in Shenandoah, VA. He served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. In 1994, he retired from Strickler Insurance and Realty and moved to Emporia, VA. 

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no formal service. A private graveside service and inurnment will take place at the Methodist Church Cemetery in Shenandoah, VA, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fields United Methodist Church (412 Third St, Shenandoah, VA 22849) or to a charity of one’s choice. 

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. www.TwifordFH.com.