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Frank Strickler, longtime Newport businessman, dies at 90

Published: 8:20 AM, 01/02/2014 Last updated: 8:21 AM, 01/02/2014

Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Funeral services for Frank Strickler, longtime Newport businessman, are scheduled for Saturday, January 4, 2014, at Manes Funeral Home.

Strickler died at his Newport home early New Year’s Day following a period of declining health. He was 90.

Born August 28, 1923 in Hunter, Arkansas, he was the youngest child and only son of Frank and Gipsie (Fox) Strickler. His mother was a daughter of a Confederate soldier, Ezekiel Fox, and his wife, the former Nancy Netherton, and the granddaughter of Cocke County Sheriff James and Luraney (Thomas) Netherton, who resided in the Edwina community.

For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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