Randall Wayne Strickland, 50 of the Magnolia community in Stone county, passed away Thursday, September 30th at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport. Born March 26, 1971 at the old Stone County Hospital in Wiggins, Wayne was the oldest of five and son of Randall Ray Strickland and Laura Kay (Littlefield) Dye. Growing up in Wiggins, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, camping, mud riding and so much more, including occasionally blowing something up. Wayne just seemed to enjoy causing a little chaos, and with his brother along with him, it was only that much more fun. Once they learned how to make a "sparkler bomb", nothing was really safe around them. Wayne got his first job at Boomerangs, often reminding those closest to him that we was "a professional chicken batterer". From there it was on to Wiggins Lumber, where a new sorter was added, and yes, Wayne was then a "professional lumber sorter". Eventually he obtained his CDL and started his driving career. Wayne had found his passion, his calling in life driving trucks, where by the way, he really was a professional driver. Over the years he has driven for Desoto, A & D Timber and in the past few years has worked at PLC Trucking, all the while known as "Boogy Man" on the cb radio. Wayne is fondly remembered as a "big 'ol teddy bear". He may have wanted you and others to think he was the meanest, baddest man in the room, but that wasn't him. He had a huge heart with a problem saying no. Wayne would help anyone, it didn't matter. He loved his kids and grandbabies, but his passion in life, was driving trucks. Wayne did have some medical problems that slowed him down a bit over the past few years, but he still enjoyed pulling all-nighters to binge-watch "Vampire Diaries" with Lauryn, or the regular talks and prayers with Felicia. Wayne was a Christian by faith and long-time member at Perryville Baptist Church in McHenry. This "Boogy Man" meant so much to so many and will no doubt be fondly remembered and very sadly missed by all whose life he touched. Wayne was preceded by his father, Randall R. Strickland. Left to cherish his memories are: his daughters, Dawn Foquet of Saucier, Felicia (Dylan Woodcock) and Lauryn Strickland, both of Magnolia, Makailah Blanchard of AL and Jasmine (Matthew) Clark of CA; his wife Lorraine, and his former wife Recia; his mother Laura (Rufus) Dye of Lucedale and his brothers, John Strickland of Perk, Alex and Aric Dye, both of Lucedale, with Jeff (Twyla) Garner of Wiggins. Wayne leaves a legacy of six grandchildren: Braxton Strickland, A'ahden and Elainah Foquet, Ethan Woodcock, and Athena and Mattie Clark, along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Funeral services are tentatively planned for later this week. Service times will be posted as soon as they are set. Trinity Funeral Services is honored to serve the Strickland family in their time of need. Please keep them all in your thoughts and prayers during this trying time.
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