Larry N. Stroud, Sr.

Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home

In memoriam of Larry N. Stroud, Sr., 06/23/1946 - 01/03/2015

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Larry Ned Stroud Sr, 68, of Benton Harbor, left his Christian Life here on earth and went home to be with his Lord on January 3, 2015 at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph.
A Celebration of Life along with Military Honors will be held 11:00 am Thursday, Jan 8 at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Benton Harbor. Visitation will be 4 to 7 pm Wednesday at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma. Cremation will take place following the service. Donations in memory of Larry may be made to the church. Those wishing to leave an online message of comfort for the family may do so by using the "Guestbook" link located on this page.
Larry was born June 23 1946 in Leachville, Ark to Otto and Reola (Latting) Stroud, moving to Michigan when he was an infant. Larry enlisted into the United States Navy in 1963, one day after he turned 17 years old. He spent four years serving his country as a gunners mate on an air craft carrier, the USS Lexington. After his term he came back to Michigan and made his home in Benton Harbor. He started working for Bendix now known as Bosch until he retired.
On August 5, 1966 he married the love of his Life, Donna Fay(Bowren) Stroud. To this union, they were blessed with 3 sons, Larry Ned Jr (Anne Mason), Coloma; William "Bill" Calvin(Lorie), Coloma, and Kenneth Lee (Debra), Watervliet.
Larry accepted Jesus Christ as his savior and was the Sunday School Superintendent for many years, at the First Free Will Baptist Church. He was also a Boy Scout leader for 8 years, who loved fishing, cookouts, fireworks, watching his grandchildren’s activities and the Detroit Tigers!
Larry is survived by his wife, 3 sons, 13 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, a sister Sherrie (Rev. Michael) Teed, many nieces and nephews, as well as brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, Aunts, and Uncles. He was blessed with a large family who all love him and will miss him.
He was preceeded in death by his father Otto, mother Reola Evett, an infant brother Kenneth and brother Gary Sr.

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