Pastor William "Bill" Boyd Stroud Sr., also affectionately referred to as "Hoppy", 78, of Newport, went Home to be with his Lord on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Carteret Health Care in Morehead City.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Wildwood Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Bobby Lowery officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. The service will be livestreamed on Noe-Brooks' Facebook Page. Visit this link to see the live stream https://fb.me/e/2lr9WFPzF
Bill was born on March 29, 1943 in Kinston to Walter Ray and Mary Lee Stroud. He served proudly and honorably in the Marine Corp and served in Vietnam. Bill retired from Cherry Point in 1994 after working as a sheet metal mechanic. He faithfully served the members and community of Wildwood Freewill Baptist Church from 1972 up until his death. When not serving his community, you could find Bill fishing, golfing, or working in his garden. Bill's mentality was always God, Country, and Family. His family finds peace in knowing he is Home now, rejoicing with his Lord and Saviour.
Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Brenda Stroud; two daughters, Lori Corbett (Patrick) and Lisa Bitts (Harry); siblings, Edna Pitman, Elmer Stroud (Zilphia), Allen Stroud (Susan), and Dolton Stroud (Eliza); grandchildren, Jennifer Hughes, Valerie Stroud, Amanda Mills, Brandon Stroud, Noah Ward, Lilyauna Bitts, and Cameron Bitts; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, Church Family, and Brothers in Arms.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, William Boyd Stroud Jr.; grandson, Justin Allen Corbett; sister, Katie Heath and Joan Sims; brother-in law, Bill Pitman; and sister-in-law, Linda Mills.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bill's name may be made to Wildwood Freewill Baptist Church.
Condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at www.noebrooks.net
Arrangements by Noe-Brooks Funeral Home, Morehead City, NC.
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