Chad Stricklin, Funeral Director, Chad has been with Stricklin Funeral Home, Inc. since March of 2005. Chad is a resident of rural 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 Associates Degree in Accounting from John A. Logan College in Carterville. Gail is currently employed with the State of Illinois. Chad and Gail have one daughter, Anna, and one son, Lucas.