Chad Stricklin, Owner, Illinois Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer, Licensed Life Insurance Agent
Chad has been with Reed Funeral Chapel/Stricklin Funeral Home, Inc. since March of 2005. Chad is a resident of Harrisburg and is the son of Charles "Fuzz" Stricklin of Harrisburg, and Dianne (Sloan) Short of Galatia. Chad, a licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer since 1996, graduated in 1995, with honors from the Mortuary Science and Funeral Service program of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and he graduated from Galatia High School in 1993. Chad married Gail Emery, the daughter of Shirley Emery of Marion and the late Ralph Emery. Gail is a 1990 graduate of Marion High School and has an associate degree in accounting from John A. Logan College in Carterville. Gail is currently employed with the State of Illinois. She looks forward to working full time at the funeral home serving families alongside Chad. Chad and Gail have one daughter, Anna, and one son, Lucas. Anna is earning her BSN at Murray State University, while working at Murray Calloway County Hospital as an RN; and Lucas is currently enrolled at SIC and is working toward a degree in Mortuary Science and Funeral Service.