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Craig Strickland Funeral Date Revealed

by Desiree Murphy 5:10 PM PST, January 06, 2016
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Friends and family of Craig Strickland will gather together to pay their respects to the late country musician next week.

Strickland's pastor confirmed to ET that his memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. CT at Cross Church Pinnacle Hills in Rogers, Arkansas.

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Strickland's body was discovered in Bear Creek Cove, Oklahoma, on Monday, over a week after he and his friend, Chase R. Morland, had been reported missing during a duck hunting trip. Morland was found dead one week prior.

Following news of the funeral details, the Backroad Anthem frontman's wife, Helen Elizabeth Strickland, took to Instagram on Wednesday to thank the Oklahoma governor and law enforcement for their efforts.

"Thank you to Governor Mary Fallin, and Oklahoma Law Enforcement for everything you did for our family," she wrote. "You blessed our lives throughout this process. I also want to thank Barry & Becky Switzer, and Hunter for loving Craig so much that you would be there to support his search, as well as do everything you could to get us the help we needed. Your hearts are so genuine. Thank you for loving our Craig."

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Earlier in the day, she attended Morland's funeral, later taking to Instagram to share her condolences. She also made special mention of their family dog, Sam, who accompanied Strickland and Morland on the trip. Luckily, he survived.

"We had the opportunity to go to Chase Morland's visitation tonight," she shared. "He was so loved by so many people. It was encouraging to be around his wonderful friends and family. Sam was also invited ❤ He has truly been a comfort to all of us. We are so thankful the Lord blessed us with such an extraordinary pup."

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