Richard was born July 26, 1953 in Birmingham, AL to Marjorie Stratton and Charlie Nickles. Richard moved to Jonesborough, TN in 1994, he was a friend to everyone. He served as a U.S. marine during the Vietnam War. Richard was of the Baptist Faith and was an avid Alabama football fan.
Richard is survived by his mother, Marjorie Stratton of Elizabethton; one son Richard J. Stratton and wife, Crystal of Jonesborough; 4 granddaughters: Alisha Stratton, Taylor Stratton, Meghan Draper (Nicholas) and Miranda Stratton; 1 great-granddaughter, Khloe Draper; 4 brothers: Jim, Jay, Matthew and Stanley; and 2 sisters: Jeanie Stratton and Sheila Stratton.
The family would like to thank all of Richard’s friends that came to visit him during his time of illness and for making his last days special. “Roll Tide”
Arrangements are being handled by Memorial Funeral Chapel of Elizabethton, TN. A celebration of life service is being planned for a later date.
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