Craig Strickland’s Wife Shares Beautiful Photos of His Final Resting Place
Craig Strickland was laid to rest on Tuesday (Jan. 12) in Arkansas following a live-broadcasted memorial service. The Backroad Anthem singer was tragically found dead on Jan. 4 after he went missing on a hunting trip.
"We found Craig under a cedar tree, and so it was only fitting that we should find one for him to rest under," his wife, Helen, captioned an Instagram photo, taken at his burial grounds.
"We held Craig's memorial last night and we are already seeing God's steadfast love through lives being changed due to hearing the legacy of Craig's life and the message spoken about God's unfailing love for us," she writes. "I've loved receiving stories from people all over the world. It has truly been amazing hearing from everyone, and it shows me how much God justifies every action that changes the course of our lives. If you didn't get a chance to watch the memorial I will be posting the link in my bio soon."
Helen was vocal with fans on social media throughout the search for her husband, asking for prayers and posting updates. After the memorial, she shared a note that she placed in her husband's jacket pocket before he was buried.
In the letter, Helen expresses her love for her late husband and her acceptance that she will see him again. “I love you with all my heart,” she says. “I will miss doing life with you on this earth. You were my person and are the love of my earthly life. Thank you for sharing the last few years you had with me. I know you are in better hands than mine. The Lord is taking care of you, and loves you more than I could ever imagine. I can’t wait to see you again in heaven. I love you … I can’t say that enough. I will see you soon.”
Strickland and friend Chase Morland went missing during a duck hunt on Dec. 27. Morland was found days earlier, as Strickland's dog kept watch over his body. Backroad Anthem say they will continue to make music in Craig's honor, even releasing a single called "Torn" — which Strickland wrote — this week.
Remembering Craig Strickland