Richard Strawn

Richard Strawn

Friday, November 30th, 1928 - Thursday, December 5th, 2019
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Richard Strawn, 91, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday December 5, 2019 at The Phoenix at Milton following a period of declining health.
Born November 30, 1928 in Jacksonville, FL to the late Charles Franklin and Exa Mae Strawn, he grew up in Henry County and lived in the metropolitan Atlanta area before moving to Dawson County in 1989. Mr. Strawn worked over 30 years in the steel warehouse industry and retired from Namasco Steel. He was a member of Dawsonville Baptist Church and was also preceded in death by his brothers, Roy Strawn, Ronnie Strawn, and stepsister, Kitty Shipler.
Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Jean Strawn, Dawsonville; daughter and son in law, Deena and Sean Coughlin, Duluth; grandsons, Patrick Coughlin, Colby Coughlin, Cameron Coughlin; great granddaughter, Kinley Coughlin; and a number of other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Sunday December 8, 2019 at 2 o’clock at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. David Pickard and Rev. Phil DeMore will officiate. Interment will follow in Dawsonville Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends on Sunday December 8 beginning at 12:30.
It was Richard’s request that no flowers be sent but to make donations to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Scottish Rite.
Condolences may be expressed at
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 8th, 2019 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm
    Sunday, December 8th, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
    Bearden Funeral Home
    334 Hwy. 53 East
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Sunday, December 8th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, December 8th, 2019 2:00pm
    Bearden Funeral Home Chapel
    334 Hwy. 53 East
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Dawsonville Memorial Gardens
    170 Academy Ave.
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Kimberly Kroenke

Posted at 01:18am
What an extraordinary light we have lost. However our loss is Heavens gain! The joy of getting to know you will help the pain of missing you. Your courage, humor and incredible positivity are an example for us all. Enjoy running and playing with all your family, friends and pets with whom you are reunited! Blessings, prayers and hugs to your beautiful and sweet wife Jean and devoted daughter Deena and family.

Emily Ledford

Posted at 04:24pm
Jean, Deana and family, I am so sorry to learn of Richard's passing. Even though he and my husband Richard had been friends for close to 70 years, I was privileged to meet Richard and Jean only 15 years ago. It didn't take long after meeting them for me to realize why my Richard Ledford called Richard Strawn his best friend. I'm sure the two Richards are now in Heaven having a wonderful time talking about their fishing trips and who caught the biggest one. As you go thru these difficult days, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Emily Ledford
Houston, TX

Clint Smith

Posted at 02:03pm
My prayers go out to his family. Richard was an honorable man and a true friend. He loved the Lord and he was a great Christian example for us all. A patriot who loved his country, state and local community, he will be truly missed. Clint Smith

Donna Robertson

Posted at 01:09pm
Richard was our hero. He was the one we named our oldest son after. He was like a father to my husband. The world is a better place because of the legacy Richard leaves behind. Our love to Jean and Deena. We love y’all! Joe and Donna Robertson

Ron Massengill

Posted at 09:44am
Richard is without a doubt the most amazing man I have ever known. His giving nature and positive attitude about life was contagious. He was a light where ever he went. I will always be grateful to him the things he taught me and for allowing me to be his friend. Jean and Deena and your family are all in our prayers.

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