Born to life: 8/24/35
Born to eternal life: 4/20/2023
Harley “Skip” Allen Stroud, age 87, of Cornersville, Tennessee, died Thursday, April 20th, 2023, peacefully at his home surrounded by loved ones.
Skip was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the son of the late Forrest Ransom Stroud and Tresel “T. Mildred” (Moll) Stroud. He was born a twin with his sister Marlene (Jarratt) Stroud the youngest of 11 children.
Prior to his retirement, Mr. Stroud was an electrical engineer with General Telephone (GTE) in Muskegon Michigan. He was a faithful member of Lewisburg First Assembly of God. He was humbly devout and expressed his kind nature and loving soul while being a loyal husband of 46 years to the late Marjorie “Marji” Stroud, visiting with his children and loved ones and spending time with his grandchildren, whom he loved dearly. He was an avid reader and also enjoyed painting landscapes. Skip was born in Grand Rapids, moved to Detroit Michigan with his family in 1942 and then to Three Rivers Michigan in 1951. He received an honorable discharge from the Armed Forces of the United States of America where he served as an Airman in the Air National Guard. He attended Michigan State University where he received a certificate in recognition for instruction in Electrical Engineering from the College of Engineering.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marji, his parents, a stepdaughter, Kathy Waddell, 4 brothers, Howard, Forrest Jr., William, Robert and 3 sisters, Ethel Host, Audrey Jepson, Ruth along with another young sibling.
He is survived by his 3 sons, Steven, Bradley (Nick Papadas), and Randall Stroud (Jane McLaren), all of Michigan, his loving stepdaughter Cindy Lee of Cornersville, seventeen grandchildren, 2 sisters Barbara McGowen and Marlene Jarratt, in addition to other close and caring loved ones.
Skip and Marji's final resting place will be in the Douglas Cemetery in Douglas, Michigan with a graveside memorial, which be held at a later specified date.
Bills-McGaugh & Hamilton Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to assist the family with the arrangements. Condolences may be extended online at www.billsmcgaugh.com.