Lonnie Strickland

Lonnie Strickland

December 21, 1957 ~ March 01, 2023

Date of Service:
April 01, 2023


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It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Lonnie Strickland, owner and operator of Strickland Automotive and STRICK9 Racing.

Lonnie passed away on March 1, 2023 at Tampa General Hospital.

He was born in Orlando, FL on December 21, 1957 along with his triplet brothers, Donnie and Ronnie.

Lonnie leaves behind his triplet brother Donnie Strickland (wife Anne), his sister Darlene Johnson, his son Chase Strickland (wife Natalee), his son Trevor Strickland, two granddaughters Ainslee and Brynlee Strickland, niece Brianna Fowler, nephews Ronnie Strickland (wife Savana, son Rhett) and Brandon Boyer (Christina, daughter Isabella and son Brody) as well as his entire STRICK9 Racing extended family.

A Memorial Service to honor him will be held at 10:00 AM on April 1st, 2023 at Pathway Church on 58th Ave in Vero Beach.

Lonnie has been a fixture in the Vero Beach and stock car racing communities for 40+ years. His kindness, generosity, and fun-loving spirit will go unmatched and he will be missed by all who had the pleasure of meeting him.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a tribute donation to the Autism Speaks Foundation, https://www.autismspeaks.org/ to the Victory Junction Camp for kids with severe illnesses https://victoryjunction.org/ or the Vero Beach First Church of the Nazarene, www.vbfn.org in memory of Lonnie.

Arrangements are by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.



Date of Service:
April 01, 2023


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March 9, 2023, 9:29 pm

Donnie and family of Lonnie, my heartfelt condolences go out to you all. I’m sure Ronnie was waiting with open arms for his brother. Such another tragic loss. Love and thoughts are with you.

Blessie Serene Clontz - Friend

March 9, 2023, 9:30 pm

We are so sorry for your loss. He will be missed by so many. We will continue to pray for comfort and a peace that passes all understanding that can comes from God. Much love, the Clontz family: Gerald, Joyce, Ernie and Blessie

Gail Williams - friend

March 9, 2023, 10:04 pm

Best guy ever, I am heartbroken.He will be missed by everyone that knew him. My prayers go out to your family.

Kelly Hiers - Friend

March 9, 2023, 10:13 pm

Darlene, Donnie, Chase, Trevor and family – Our hearts go out to all of you for your loss. Lonnie was a caring, genuine, giving and loving man. He will forever be loved and missed. May all of you find peace knowing he is now with Betty, David, Strick, Jean, Ronnie and Gwen. Love you all: Robert, Kelly, Kyle & Kasey

Jonathan Ear and family - Friends

March 9, 2023, 10:44 pm

Lonnie and all his family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers. He was such a helping and caring person. Thank you Lonnie for all you did for me. The Ears

Tom Flinn - Friend

March 9, 2023, 10:50 pm

So sorry to hear about Lonnie. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Lou Ehite - Friend

March 10, 2023, 12:00 am

Prayers going up for Donnie and Lonnie’s families, so sad to know that you’ve lost both your brothers but I know they are watching over you and are happy to be together again. With love to you Donnie I have many happy memories of my time with all three of you.

Suzi - Friend

March 10, 2023, 12:16 am

My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family and friends. Lonnie will be missed tremendously and forever remembered.

Billy Ogle - Friend

March 10, 2023, 12:17 am

Very Very sad too learn that we have lost a good friend a caring and fun person. The racing community and his personal friends. The Strickland boys have touched many lives in friendship! Prayers for Lonnies family. He’s now with god and Ronnie looking over their marks made on earth proudly. we will miss our good friend!

Robert Kimbrough - Long time friend

March 10, 2023, 12:54 am

Lonnie will be missed by so many always trying to put a smile on your face . God Bless you Lonnie rest in Peace Brother. Condolence to the family.

Mary Beth Lamb

March 10, 2023, 1:07 am

You are so Missed by many…I Pray that the huge hole left behind is filled with Your Precious Memories…until we meet again. Love and Prayers for the Family that is in pain from your departure.

Laura Garone Tyler - Friend

March 10, 2023, 1:49 am

Donnie and Darlene and all of the Strickland family so sorry for your loss. My heart hurts and I know how much Lonnie truly will be missed. Love you all.

Dawn Durling - Family friend

March 10, 2023, 1:51 am

Lonnie Strickland, leaves a big hole in many lives,but he is with his brother and alot of others that need him more.RIP Lonnie.Prayers and peace be with his family.

Karen Spooner Spilman - Childhood Friend

March 10, 2023, 2:40 am

Donnie and all of the Strickland Family, my sincerest condolences in the unimaginable loss of Lonnie—I pray he’s resting at peace and that you all are comforted by the fellowship of friends and people whose lives were made the better for having known him.

Stacy - Family friend

March 10, 2023, 2:58 am

May Lonnie rest In eternal peace. His kind, caring, and endearing soul has left an indelible mark on all who were blessed to know him. Condolences to the family✝️✝️

Diane Tyler - Friend from the old Golden Corral….

March 10, 2023, 3:13 am

Thinking of the Strickland family… my heart is breaking for you all. Lonnie will be missed by soooo many. Lonnie and Ronnie surly had a great celebration… Thoughts and prayers for the family and friends…

Joseph Wood - Friend and teenage neighbor

March 10, 2023, 4:34 am

My condolences to the entire Strickland families for your loss of Lonnie. A true gentleman who loved life doing what he enjoyed. My thoughts and prayers for Donnie & the families.

donald jarrett - Friend from long ago

March 10, 2023, 10:52 am

Sorry for your loss he will be with his Brother, and we all ask the question why, there is an answer for everything.

Troy Hardin - Friend

March 10, 2023, 11:32 am

Lonnie you will be missed by so many. A real stand up one of a kind guy. To Donnie, Chase, Trevor, Darlene and whomever else I missed, I am sorry for your loss. Old town Vero has lost another gem. Rest In Peace until I see you again on the LRC table.

Billy Moody - Lifetime friend

March 10, 2023, 1:04 pm

Lonnie, Thanks for your friendship all these years. Give a hug to Ronnie for me.

Gail Morgan - My husband Tommy who died in 2014 introduced me to Lonnie. He wanted to make sure I was in good hands. I was....

March 10, 2023, 1:21 pm

My heart is broken. Lonnie always welcomed me with a huge smile and a hug. He loved his family and friends. He will live on in our heart’s forever‍♀️✝️ I will see you again one day✝️

Donna Brittain - Friend

March 10, 2023, 1:51 pm

Every time me and my other grandson Brendan have been to see Timmy, Carol and Jordan we go see Lonnie at the shop. He welcomed us with hugs, kind words and treated us as family. What else can you say? My heart goes out to Donnie, Chase and Trevor and the rest of his family….and friends. With deepest sympathy.

Rob and Kathy Shelburne - Friends

March 10, 2023, 2:12 pm

To the Strickland family. Wishing you courage, comfort and lots of love at this time of sadness. Lonnie will be so missed.

Elaine Bath - Friend

March 10, 2023, 2:19 pm

Lonnie will be missed. A true friend to everyone!! Sending love and prayers to his family

Kim Durrell & Family - Friend

March 10, 2023, 2:56 pm

My heartfelt prayers to the entire Stickland family, I know he loved each and every one of you. I know he is smiling down upon us seeing how much he was loved. He surely made me feel loved every time we departed company. His “I love ya girl” will always be cherished.

Deborah - Friend

March 10, 2023, 2:59 pm

Sending deepest condolences to all of the Strickland family at this difficult time. Lonnie always put a smile on my face. Rest in peace Lonnie.

Rick Sarcinello - Friend

March 10, 2023, 4:19 pm

Words cannot express the sadness we feel. The only comfort I get is knowing Lonnie, Ronnie and my sister Liz are together in peace with Jesus. ✝️ God bless all of you. Rest well brother

Debbie Avery - Rotarian family

March 10, 2023, 6:00 pm

Lonnie’s passing is still hard to take. I didn’t know him well but felt a connection. RIP!

Terresa (T.K) Kimbrough Hovermale - Friends since high school!

March 10, 2023, 6:03 pm

My heart breaks for all his family, friends and those he loved so much. May God help you to be strong knowing Lonnie is with the Lord and other members of his family. Keep Lonnie’s smile in your hearts and he will live with us forever!

Mark Davidson - Long time friend

March 10, 2023, 11:29 pm

First my condolences to the family members . next. I knew Lonnie in little league.. he was my catcher. I loved him . Picture his skinny butt coming up to you at the mound always smiling. Always slapping his mitt and positive advice. Or a joke. God Bless You Lonnie. You’ll be missed ♥️

Rob and Jacqui Gilbert - Friend/Neighbor

March 11, 2023, 2:02 am

To the Strickland Family, Words cannot express the sadness of the loss of Lonnie. He was a great friend and neighbor to all he met. What a wonderful man who gave selflessly to others and he tried to make the world a better place for those around him. Please accept our sincerest condolences at this difficult time. Sending prayers, comfort, strength, and hugs to your families.

Lynn Heberling and family - Friend

March 11, 2023, 6:50 am

My heartfelt condolences to the entire Strickland family. I will miss reminiscing with my friend Lonnie, his laughter and his kind heart. He was one of a kind, one of the good guys. I can’t thank him enough for all the care, concern and compassion he showed my parents and I over the years. He always had a kind word to say and a smile. RIP my friend.

Buddy and Gail Brown - Friend

March 11, 2023, 10:55 pm

Lonnie will always be fondly remembered. A great guy with a good heart. He will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Buddy and Gail Brown

Jessica Durkee - Long time friends

March 13, 2023, 1:50 am

I’ve known the Strickland boys since they were so young. I remember my brother (Rex Hailey Jr) and the Strickland boys on there bikes racing They were something.❤️I remember when they all played Little League. They knew they were something else.❤️ Such great memories!!They were wonderful little ones and then grew up to be amazing men My heart goes out to Donnie,Chase,Trevor and of course the whole family God Bless you all. I know Ronnie and Lonnie are looking down and letting you all know they are ok and watching over you all ❤️❤️❤️

Susan Adams Thigpen - Neighbors and friends

March 13, 2023, 7:34 pm

We are so sorry to hear of Lonnie’s passing. They were neighbors of ours when we were kids and we had just recently seen him at the shop. He will be greatly missed.

Tomi Langenheim - Sister

March 14, 2023, 1:40 pm

I am truly brokenhearted over your passing Lonnie, I know you will see Ronnie. Please give him a hug for me and tell him how much I love him. Over the past few years, I’ve lost a lot of family members. So Donnie, you’re the only brother I have left.

David Ballou - Friends from school.

March 15, 2023, 11:58 pm

Went to school with the Stricklands, we had some classes together, and they were always good people. I just saw Lonnie at breakfast in November and he waved as always. He’ll be missed but he’s with his brother now, no worries! Rest in peace bro. I’ll see you again someday. Donnie will hold down the fort.

Jasmine Murray - Family

March 17, 2023, 10:03 pm

I love you❤️

Kathy and Jim Sweet - Friends from his old neighborhood

March 21, 2023, 10:25 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. We had some great times at Lonnie’s house in his old neighborhood and he always made sure the kids were included. He always had a smile on his face and a positive attitude. Rest in peace our friend.

Frank and Rene Cox - Friend

March 23, 2023, 5:59 pm

Frank and I sure am going to miss you. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. May you rest in peace.

Kelly Jackson - Friend

March 25, 2023, 2:18 pm

Just like that, our lives can change. You & your brothers are like fixtures in this community. I seemed to run into you the most. You were always in conversation with others around you, smiles, some jokes or sarcasm. You’ve created a lot of memories for people to share. God Bless your boys & Donnie as they go on without you in the physical realm. May they have peace knowing that you are always with them.

Melinda - Friend

March 28, 2023, 1:20 am

Such a force of nature , happy , funny , great friend weather you have known him 10 minutes or 10 years . His family meant more to him than victory lane . You will truly be missed . Rest in peace my friend .

Kelly Childers - Friend

March 29, 2023, 2:55 pm

You are missed. You were so kind to my father and I will always hold that dear. Thank you.

Larry and Ronnie Tippins - Friend

March 30, 2023, 8:00 pm

Dear Donnie and family, Larry and I are so sad to hear about Lonnie. It was so very nice to catch up with you both recently. Our thoughts prayers are with you.

Donnie Strickland - Brother

March 30, 2023, 10:14 pm

Thank you everyone for the nice messages. My heart is broken but is healing with all the Love and support for my family and I Love you all.

Barbara Thomas - Friend

March 31, 2023, 7:39 pm

So very sorry for your loss. May God give you peace. Lonnie will be missed by so many. I’m sure he would never believe how much. Rest in peace friend

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