Maynard Dale Strickler, born September, 4 1940—promoted to GLORY April 8, 2017.
He was an athlete, business owner, farmer, and referee. His primary passion was sports, if not playing he was for the last 50+ years officiating many youth, middle, high school, and adult league sports throughout Charlottesville and the surrounding counties. If you played sports he was probably on the field or court with you. His associations were Piedmont Football, ACC, ODAC, CAA, semi-pro league, ACPR, ASA, Charlottesville Parks/Rec, McIntire Softball Association, USSSA, and SSAA. When asked about his sports highlights he said playing softball with all four daughters and refereeing the Liberty Bowl. He was Santa Claus to his family and to strangers in need. Some Decembers an anonymous money order from Santa helped brighten a family’s Christmas. As family gathered for holidays, Maynard often led the kids’ games. He could hide Easter eggs with the best of them. He loved local Crozet/Charlottesville history and shared stories of the past as he led a walk along the railroad tracks, a hike up the mountain, or riding through our countryside.
He leaves behind daughters; Dana Strickler, Vicki Strickler Collier (Thurman), and Robin Strickler Hester (Steve), sister Doris Strickler Davis (Randy), grandchildren Ashlynn, Erica, Casey, Jacob, Tyler, & Travis, companion Tomma Todd and ex-wife Gloria Strickler. He also leaves many brother/sister in-laws, aunts, nieces, and nephews he loved. Preceding him in death are daughters Stacy Strickler, Gloria Dale Strickler, parents Hugh Strickler, Catherine Via Strickler Kearns, step father Jack Kearns, siblings Joe Strickler, Betty Strickler Taylor, and Bruce Strickler.
He wanted to thank his caretakers over these last 13 years, PACE, and Dogwood Village for caring for him.
A private burial was held at Rockgate with a memorial service April 15 at Crozet Baptist. An Easter good-bye is just the way he would want to be PROMOTED TO GLORY! He can hide the eggs for all the children in Heaven.
Donations can be made in his memory to the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department, Western Albemarle Rescue Squad, Crozet Baptist Ministry of Caring, and Mountain Plain Baptist Church.