Martin Stripling Jr.

January 16, 1957 - January 15, 2022

Martin Stripling Jr., born in Lufkin, TX was a devoted Husband, Father, Papa, and Coach. He worked hard his entire life in construction to provide for his family while taking time to coach his children and grandson in different sports. He was blessed to be able to retire two years ago to Cape Coral, FL, where he could stroll the beach with his best 4 legged friend, Petey. He was the king of dad jokes, movie trivia, sport stats, especially the Texas Longhorns, Dallas Cowboys, & Houston Astros. He fought a long hard fight and closed his eyes for one last time on January 15, 2022, the day before his 65th birthday.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Laurie Diecks Stripling; daughter, Kelli Stripling (42); son, Scott Stripling (45); grandson; John Partridge (21).

No formal services are planned at this time.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. John Partridge Jan 18, 2022 at 2:05 pm

    I love you forever and always papa. I know you’ll always be with me

  2. Roxana Medina Jan 18, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    You and your family are in our prayers. Our deepest condolences 🙏❤️

  3. Martha Stripling Jan 18, 2022 at 2:29 pm

    Bucky was the greatest man in my life I looked up to him. He help me through my teen years. He listen to me ,we talked for hours. We had a bond that was a unconditional love. I am grateful and blessed that I had him for a brother. I’m glad you not suffering anymore bro!
    Love you always and forever ❤️

  4. Leni Dubois Jan 18, 2022 at 2:29 pm

    Feel blessed to have met Martin. Was a super nice guy. He is no longer suffering as he surely is in Heavan now. We will miss him so much.

  5. Your baby girl Jan 18, 2022 at 2:31 pm

    I miss you so much daddy!!!

  6. Greg Spencer Jan 18, 2022 at 2:40 pm

    God bless you and your family.

  7. David bartlett Jan 18, 2022 at 2:40 pm

    Thank you. Was a very caring informative statement. Sounds like a very selfless father ..his reward is just beginning…

  8. A friend of Kelli (Sharmyn) Jan 18, 2022 at 2:42 pm

    Never met, but heard great things about this wonderful man in his role as father. Job well done! Rest In Peace

  9. Anne Jan 18, 2022 at 3:37 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Y’all are in my prayers.

  10. Rebecca Dallidis Jan 18, 2022 at 4:26 pm

    Martin was a kind soul. He will be missed. Rest In Peace.

  11. Gilbert Guerrero Jr. Jan 18, 2022 at 5:19 pm

    Cousin Bucky was a man to look up to. He give you the shirt off his back. He was one of the best sheet rockers I knew. He was a example of a hard working man. RIP you will be missed! Love you cuz.

  12. Judy Rowe Jan 18, 2022 at 6:02 pm

    May you rest in peace. Much love to Kelli, Laurie and the rest of the family.

  13. Gary Toner Jan 18, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    Was a shock to hear of Martin’s (aka Bucky) passing last Saturday. Miss those Thanksgiving and Christmas get togethers with the Stripling family in Atlanta back in the 90’s. What a great man. RIP Martin. Our sincere condolences.

  14. Debbie Jan 18, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    Anyone who raised Kelli as a daughter had to be amazing! Kelli, you are in my heart always. My condolences to your Mom, brother, and nephew. His picture is beautiful…. It reminds me of you.

  15. Randy (Texas Cuz) Jan 18, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    Great man, wonderful father. I remember so many Christmas in Deep East Texas with the Texas family, he spoiled you kids, lol!!!!!!

  16. Grapelle Partridge Jan 18, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    Heaven has gained another great angel. Martin was a wonderful man and a great friend. Thank you for always putting John first and the great times and memories you made and left for your family,, and friends. It’s a sad day down here on earth tonight. Rest In Peace my friend.

  17. bll diecks Jan 19, 2022 at 12:26 pm

    Such a sad loss for my cousin’s family and friends. Our prayers are .with you.
    RIP Martin.

  18. Mara and Douglas Berry Jan 19, 2022 at 4:09 pm

    A kind soul has left us but will always be in our memory.

  19. Keith Hewatt Jan 25, 2022 at 10:11 am


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