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Mr. Lyle Grant Strickland, of Marblemount, Washington, born January 16, 1935, in Everett, Washington, to the late Carrie Opal (Cooley) Strickland and Ernst Lyle Strickland, passed away at age 83 on August 20, 2018, in Burbank, Washington. Lyle transferred to Fleet Reserve in 1972 serving 20 years active duty, retiring from military service in 1982. Serving on the USS Haven, USS Navarro, USS Hubbard, USS Koiner and others during the Korean and Vietnam wars. From the seven seas to highways, Lyle worked as a driver for Shamrock Dairy, Famco, Dillinger Logging, Gordon Trucking, and Benefit Trucking/Interstate Distributor Co. Lyle remained a widower after unexpectedly losing his wife Clysta Jean (Gray) Strickland in 1997. Additionally preceded in death by his sisters, Donna Strickland and Lorraine Strickland; brother Bill Strickland; 2 granddaughters and 1 great-grandson. Lyle is survived by his sons Richard Strickland, Michael Strickland, Nelson Strickland, and William Strickland; daughters Carol Hammitt, Victoria Hammitt, Barbara Lang, Cynthia Strickland, and Mary Strickland; 30 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Friends, Tommy and Sally Dellinger, and Steve Whitney. Lyle loved motorcycles, always up for planning rides, day-trips, and excursions! Lyle found the church in his beloved North Cascade Mountains at his home in Marblemount. Friends and family are welcome to attend the Celebration of Life in Concrete, WA at the Assembly of God Church, 45734 Main Street, September 15th at 1:30. Reception following at Marblemount Community Hall, 60155 WA-20. Visitation at Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel, 27221 156th Ave SE, Kent, Monday, September 17th, from 9:30-1:00 p.m. Private Interment at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th St., Kent, Washington 98042.