Craig Strickland's widow, Helen Wisner Strickland, took to Instagram to reveal details about the country singer's memorial service. In a touching post, the 26-year-old announced that the service will take place early next week.
“Well Craig Michael, look at what amazing things God intended for your life. I am so proud of you and the impact you have had on this world," she wrote. "To all reading this message, you are invited to join our family at Craig’s memorial service either at Cross Church or via webcast. I love you all, thank you for loving my husband.”
According to E! Online, the memorial service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 12 at Cross Church Pinnacle Hills Campus in Rogers, Arkansas at 7 p.m. EST. For those who cannot make it, the service will be livestreamed at CrossChurch.com/watchlive.
— Helen Strickland (@HelenWisner) December 29, 2015
As previously reported, Strickland was found dead Monday near Kaw Lake in Oklahoma. The 29-year-old singer, who was in the band Backroad Anthem, and his friend Chase Morland were reported missing in late December after they failed to return from a duck hunting trip.
Officials said their boat capsized in the lake due to a severe storm. Morland's body was found last week, and a memorial service was held Wednesday in Arkansas. The only survivor of the trip was Strickland's dog, Sam.
“We can finally rest knowing that he is at Home in Heaven with his Father,” Wisner Strickland wrote on Instagram following news that her husband's body had been found.
She continued, “He had fought his way out of the water and up a hill before the stages of hypothermia set in. He experienced no pain in his final moments and simply felt like he was falling asleep. They found him lying in the shape of a cross looking up to his Father.”
Wisner Strickland went on to say that her husband died peacefully, and thanked fans for their support and prayers.
“I know he saw Jesus at that moment when he laid down and walked arm in arm with Him into a better Everlasting Life," she posted.