Liverpool Mayor W. A. (Bill) Strickland passed away on Feb. 26.
Mayor Strickland served in the top post at the city for 13 years.
He was proud of the city council members, staff, police and fire department members who always put the needs of the citizens of the community first.
He loved that the Liverpool Town Hall Committee planned free events for the community each year, including the Easter Egg and Cookie Decorating Event, the city-wide garage sale, the 4th of July parade and picnic with a parade featuring many antique cars and tractors, and all other kinds of rides all throwing candy to the crowd.
Following the event, the community was served a free lunch at the pavilion.
At Christmas, a fire truck parade brought Santa and Mrs. Claus to City Hall where families could enjoy treats, and each child would receive a stocking and a gift.
Strickland was born in Goldonna, Louisiana on April 16, 1940.
He worked for Monsanto Chemical Company Chocolate Bayou and retired after 32 years.
Strickland is survived by his wife of 44 years, Gail; his children: Mark Strickland and wife Terrianne, Starla Crawford and husband David, and Carlos Fuste.
He is also survived by his grandchildren Kayla Dodson and husband Chad, Hannah Tonche and husband Trace, Markaye Huntress and husband Jon, Lorianne Strickland and Ryan Temple, Aiden Fuste and Rique Fuste, as well as 10 great-grandchildren.
Strickland enjoyed many life-long friendships with people from the company where he had worked. He and his wife traveled and enjoyed collecting antiques throughout the years and Strickland loved antique furniture, especially clocks.
He also had a love for antique oil, gas and automobile signs. His favorite collection was probably his antique cars. He was a member of the Greater Houston Model A Ford Club, Bluebonnet Antique Tractor Club and the Salt Grass Antique Club. He was a director of the Pate Swap meet for 20 years. He was also a member of Angleton First Church.
Strickland was proud of the Liverpool Food Pantry that helps families in the community. He made it his mission in life to be available to help others.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made in his name to the Liverpool Food Pantry, P.O. Box 68, Liverpool Texas 77577.