Edward Williams Strickland, 61, was born in Coral Gables Oct. 16, 1956 and died Feb. 14, 2018 at Westchester Hospital in Miami.
A member of St Philip Episcopal Church, he attended Coral Gables HS, and graduated from Christopher Columbus HS. A proud War Eagle, after attending Auburn University, he settled back home in Coral Gables.
Ed was a phenomenal mathematician and sports historian who loved music and sports. He played on the high school golf team. His sports favorites were golfer Jack Nicklaus, baseball player Mickey Mantle and the NY Yankees, football quarterback Bob Griese and the Miami Dolphins, and the Miami Marlins baseball team. He loved all manner of music especially classic rock from The Beatles to The Who.
He is preceded in death by his parents,
Theresa Williams Strickland and Edward Thurstone Strickland of Coral Gables. He is survived by his younger sister Tracy Strickland Sas (husband Guy) and his niece and nephew, Taylor Ashley Sas and Jonathan Lyons Sas of Tampa.
The family is eternally grateful for his lifelong friend, Greg Law, who demonstrated the love of Christ for Ed and was there for him through his health struggles and assured him of his salvation in Christ.
Valles Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Donations in Ed’s memory can be made to Greg’s church, Old Cutler Presbyterian Church in Miami. www.ocpc.org
Here are some more pics of Ed over the years.