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Eddie A. ("Toot") Strickland, Sr.

May 27, 1969 ~ May 30, 2022 (age 53)

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Eddie A. Strickland, Sr. was born May 27, 1969 in Dade City, Florida to he Late Joe Lee Strickland and the Late Joyce Strickland. Eddie departed this life on May 30, 2022 unexpectedly. Eddie was affectionately known to many as "Toot". He graduated from Pasco High School in 1987. Eddie had a true passion for the sport of Boxing. He became a professional boxer in the 90's and his career lasted him six years. In his spare time, he would teach his younger brothers, cousins and even neighbors how to box. Eddie would teach them a few important skills like how to position their hands to make a fist, throw their punches, maintain their balance to create a strong stance, and to look their opponent in the eye while in practice. Eddie had six siblings. He is survived by Latressa Vaughns, Joe Strickland, Barbara Jean Strickland, Tyrone Strickland, Daniel Strickland and Dorothy Strickland; aunts, Tina Frazier, Rita Ann Vaughns and Vinnie Vaughns, He was the third eldest of seven children and a great brother to his siblings and took his role as big brother seriously. One of his biggest accomplishments was fathering three children, Jessica Strickland, Alexus Harris, and Eddie Strickland Jr. His children looked up at him as their first super hero and even as adults, they still see him in this way. He was also survived by his grandchild, Mikaela Brown. In later years, Eddie worked in the Carnival industry and was able to travel throughout the United States. Just like he dealt with all his experiences in life, he held his head up, looked his opponent in the eye and threw his final punch. Eddie was well loved by his siblings, aunts, uncles, children and many more. Eddie will be greatly missed by loving nieces, nephews, cousins and other sorrowing relatives and friends.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
June 11, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Bread of Life Worship Center, Inc.
37753 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Dade City, FL 33523

Celebration of Life
Saturday
June 11, 2022

2:00 PM
Bread of Life Worship Center, Inc.
37753 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Dade City, FL 33523

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