James L. Strickland, of League City, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at the age of 62. He was born in Lafayette, Louisiana on October 19, 1958.
Jim loved his family and Our Lord and Savior with all of his heart. He believed strongly that Jesus should be first in his life and wanted to share God’s love with others.
Jim attended Centenary College on a golf scholarship. After college, he entered the oil field and had a long, successful career ending as a Chief Operating Officer. His desire was always to support, and invest in, the people that worked with him and alongside him.
As an accomplished golfer, two of his biggest accolades were winning the Cotton States Invitational at Bayou DeSiard Country Club in Monroe, Louisiana and the Louisiana Open. In fact, he is one of a handful of amateurs to have won! During retirement, he most enjoyed coaching and playing golf with his sons-in-law and grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jana, of 39 years; daughter, Ashley Greener (Blake) of Katy, Texas; daughter, Sara Kennedy (Steven) of Kingwood, Texas; his beloved grandchildren Evelyn Kennedy, Sullivan Kennedy, and Ellie Greener; mother, Betty Strickland; sisters, Nadia and Suzanne Strickland; mother-in-law, Sybil Dupuis. He is preceded in death by his father, James A. Strickland and father-in-law, D.J. Dupuis.
A Grave Side Ceremony will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 11:00am at Forest Park East Cemetery, 21620 Gulf Fwy, Webster, TX 77598.
In loving memory of Jim, the family requests for those in attendance to wear your favorite golf shirt.