Craig Strickland’s Memorial Service Details Announced
Craig Strickland's memorial service plans include a way for fans who can't be there in person to participate.
The Backroad Anthem singer went missing in late December while embarking on a hunting trip in stormy weather. The body of his hunting companion, 22-year-old Chase Morland, was found the next day, and authorities determined the men's boat had capsized, causing hypothermia. Strickland's dog was found alive, and his family, bandmates and fans were hopeful that the singer might have survived. A week-long intensive search for Strickland came to a tragic end on Monday (Jan. 4), when his body was discovered in the same vicinity where the search had begun. The singer managed to make it out of the water and up an embankment before succumbing to the bone-chilling temperatures.
A memorial service for the 29-year-old singer is set to take place on Jan. 12 at the Cross Church Pinnacle Hills Campus in Rogers, Ark., Strickland's widow, Helen, posts on Instagram. The service will begin at 6PM CT, and will stream online via the Cross Church website.
"I know he saw Jesus at that moment when he laid down and walked arm in arm with Him into a better Everlasting Life," Helen Strickland says in a statement about her husband's death. "I love you with all my heart Craig Michael."
"Today he is smiling down on us and we know he will always be with us," his Backroad Anthem bandmates share. "He will always be here to help guide us along the way. We love you Craig Strickland and we will forever miss you!”
Backroad Anthem have announced that they plan to continue their career without Strickland.
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