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Roderick Stroud

Date of Birth:March 03, 1939
Date of Death:March 16, 2011
Service Date/Time:March 18, 2011 11:00 AM
Service Location:East Side Baptist Church

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at East Side Baptist Church with Pastor David Thomasson and the Rev. E. A. Cooper, Jr. officiating. Burial, with military rites, will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Travis McCary, Chad Adams, Joseph Areekara, Sagi Chacko, Butch Gleb, Bob McKenzie, DeWayne Jones, Heyward Duffie and Rick Martin. Honorary escort will be the members of the Ambassador Sunday School Class of East Side Baptist Church along with David Hallman and Lamar Davenport. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to East Side Baptist Church, 1908 Highway 72-221 E, Greenwood, SC 29649 or to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646.

The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.

Roderick Mexwell Stroud, 307 Lamar Avenue, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, March 17, 2011.
He was born in Greenville on March 4, 1939 to the late Paul Theodore Stroud, Sr. and Ethel Wilkes Stroud. He was an active member of East Side Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher.
He was retired from SC Department of Health (DHEC) in Abbeville and was a US Air Force veteran, serving during the Vietnam Conflict, and served in the Army Reserves.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Hodges Stroud and his son, Dwight Allen Stroud, both of the home; a sister, Reba Stroud Wilson and a brother, Jim Stroud, both of Greenwood.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Theodore Stroud, Jr., formerly of Camden.


Post Condolence
Carolyn Williams Duncan, Tennessee
Mazey, I am so sorry to hear of Rod's death. I have a lot of fond memories of him , when Ronnie and I lived next door to him, and to the times we all spent together at Laurel Baptist church in our younger days. Rod was always a special person. Will keep you and Dwight in my prayers. May God bless and keep you.
Conway Wilson Shirley, South Carolina
I am so sorry for your loss. I was fortunate enough to have worked with Rod while I was with Child Care Licensing (DSS). He will be missed by many people. Conway W. Shirley
Dale Bagwell, South Carolina
Stroud family, Prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. Only God's love and grace will help each of you cope with this loss. Rod was a good man and hard worker. I worked with him at DHEC. He is no longer suffering and enjoying heaven's joys. God bless.
Tina Rush Stewart, South Carolina
Mazie, Dwight and Family, I was shocked to learn of Rod's passing. He was truly a man of God and a wonderful person. I miss you all and think of you often. Prayers are being sent up for you all.
Ann B. Martin, South Carolina
My sincere condolences to the Stroud family. I worked with Rod for many years at the Abbeville/McCormick Co. Health Dept. and found him to a Christian and one that dearly loved his family. Thank you for sharing Rod with all of us that worked with him. GOD's love to all of you.
H. Bruce Buckheister, South Carolina
Mary Ann God bless. Read online of Rodericks death. cannot help but remember all the good times we had growing up on Saluda Rd. (now S. Main) in Mathews Mill Village across from Callie Self Baptist Church. sincere condolences. Bruce Buckheister.