Craig Strickland, Memorial Service Photo


Craig Strickland's fans will get to join his family and friends in bidding their final farewell to the country singer.

His wife, Helen, revealed details about his memorial service in an Instagram post showing him playing an acoustic guitar. The 29-year-old frontman of the country group Backroad Anthem and friend and fellow Arkansas resident Morland, 22, died after their boat capsized while they had gone duck hunting in Oklahoma in late December, during a severe storm. Craig was found dead on Monday. His dog, Sam, was the sole survivor.

Craig's memorial service will take place at Cross Church Pinnacle Hills in Rogers, Arkansas on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. ET. Fans can watch it via livestream, on the church's website.

Craig Strickland, Dog Sam


"Well Craig Michael, looks at what amazing things God intended for your life," Craig's wife, who has shared many touching and heartbreaking posts on Instagram since the singer was reported missing more than a week ago, wrote on Thursday.

"I am so proud of you and the impact you have had on this world," she said. "To all reading this message, you are invited to join our family at Craig's memorial service either at CrossChurch or via webcast (website listed above). I love you all, thank you for loving my husband. #craigstrickland."

She also paraphrased a quote from The Chronicles of Narnia and Mere Christianity author C.S. Lewis.

Earlier this week, Helen—and Sam—attended a memorial service for Morland.

Memorial services for celebrities such as music icons Michael Jackson, who died in 2009, and Whitney Houston, who died in 2012, were also livestreamed. A webcast of the memorial of rock and metal legend and Motörhead frontman Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who died on Dec. 28, is planned for Saturday.

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