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James "Jim" Stricklin, 1942-2020


Last updated 7/31/2020 at 8:21am

Jim Stricklin

James "Jim" Stricklin, Sr., age 78, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020.

He was born July 6, 1942 in Nashville, TN to Carl & Margaret Stricklin. Jim was a veteran in the U.S. Navy during the Cuban crisis. He was a maintenance superintendent for U.S. AgriChem. He loved to race sports cars and work on old cars. He was a member of Winter Haven Lunker Lovers fishing club. Jim also coached Yellow Jacket Youth Football for many years and was inducted into the Bartow Yellow Jacket Youth Sports Hall of Fame.

He was preceded in death by his wife Sandy Stricklin in 2013. He is survived by his two sons, Randee Stricklin & wife Ashley of Bartow and James W. Stricklin, Jr. of Auburndale; daughter, Christina Stricklin of Winter Haven; grandchildren, Gauge, Lathan, Xander, Nathan and Jacob.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday a.m. Monday August 3 at Wildwood Cemetery in Bartow. Condolences to family at


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