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Mr. John Thomas Stroud

Mr. John Thomas Stroud, age 78, of Mena, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018 at his home.

He was born December 13, 1939 in Hatton, Arkansas to the late Marshall Stroud and the late Lorene Broach Stroud.  He was happily married for 53 years to the late Vera Dottie Blackwood Stroud.  John was a generous, hardworking machine operator in the lumber industry.  He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt, and was well known as a jokester.  He was a loving father, grandfather, and brother, and his family and friends will dearly miss him.

He is survived by Sons Michael Gene Stroud of Mena, Arkansas; Steven Louis Stroud of Mena, Arkansas.  Daughters Lisa Lavonne Schuller and husband Brian of Mena, Arkansas; Becky Michelle Stuart and husband Jim of Mena, Arkansas.

Grandchildren Cory Eaton of Mena, Arkansas, Stephanie Dow of Rogers, Arkansas, Ashley Stipe of Mena, Arkansas, John Stroud of Mena, Arkansas, B.J. Schuller of Bryant, Arkansas, Kim Stuart of Mena, Arkansas, Kaylie Stroud of Mena, Arkansas, Ali Stuart of Mena, Arkansas.  Sister Minnie Dormois of Ft. Smith, Arkansas.  7 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marshall and Lorene Stroud, his wife, Vera Stroud, one son, Johnny Dale Stroud, 2 brothers, David and Hershel Stroud and 2 sisters, Louise Hale and Doris Hammack.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Cemetery at Cove with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating.  Visitation will be general.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home.

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