Mr. Oliver Daryal “Strick” Strickland, 82, of Port St. Joe, FL, passed away on July 24, 2017. He was born August 2, 1934 in Bainbridge, GA to Oliver and Elsie Deason Strickland. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his son, Alan Daryal Strickland. Mr. Strickland is survived by his wife of 62 years, Doris Sowell Strickland; two sons, Rex Strickland (Denise), Stacy Strickland (Laura); daughter-in-law, Paula Strickland; grandchildren, Cody, Levi, B.J. (Courtney), Janah, Alyssa, Aaliyah, Alyson, Amber, Brandon (Caitlin), Lacey and Alex; great-grandchildren, Trey, Leanah, Amirah, Garrett and Logan; one sister, Elaine Strickland Traylor and her family of Williston, FL; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Daryal was an outstanding athlete in high school in basketball and football and was known as the “left-handed quarterback,” setting outstanding records at Liberty County High School in Bristol, FL. Mr. Strickland was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from St. Joe Paper Company after 43 yrs. as an instrument technician. “Strick” was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. In his spare time he organized and coached Dixie Youth Baseball for 18 years. He also built a baseball field in the early 1970’s which was dedicated and named after him in June of 2015. He was a certified umpire and after he stopped coaching he umpired games for several years. After retirement he and his wife bought a motorhome, helped organize a travel club and they did a lot of traveling for the next 20 years. Daryal was a member of First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe and for many years, when there were special dinners at church, such as Easter, Thanksgiving, etc, he and his wife delivered dinners to members of the church who were shut-ins, but had to give this up when he started having health problems. A Celebration of Life Service was held 11 a.m. EDT, Saturday, July 29, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to PSJ Dixie Youth Baseball, P.O. Box 1101, Port St. Joe, FL 32457, in memory of Oliver Daryal Strickland. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted at