Amos Monroe ‘Bud’ Stroud

Published 10:02 am Thursday, December 28, 2017

Mr. Amos Monroe “Bud” Stroud, 84, of Statesville, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017.

He was born July 2, 1933, to the late James “Sam” and Blanche York Stroud. Mr. Stroud was a miller for more than 30 years, with Statesville Flour Mills (Bartlett Milling Co.) and Stroud Mill. He also farmed most of his life, raising tobacco, cotton and other crops. Mr. Stroud was an inventor, entrepreneur and a comedian on the side who loved hearing and telling jokes. If you ever met Bud, you never forgot him, he had a large personality and was nicknamed, “Bruno the Magnificent.”

He was also preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Shirley Ann Green Stroud; and 5 siblings, Eloise Seaford, Glenn Stroud, Jeanette Stroud, Cora Ellen Stroud and DeWhitt Stroud.

Survivors: 4 daughters, Doris Stroud Renegar (Terry) of Statesville, Sharon Stroud of Harmony, Rhonda Stroud Lytton of Catawba and Judy Stroud Elliott of Statesville; 7 grandchildren, David Cloer, Paul Renegar (Amber), Christina Watts (Chris), Myra Adrienne Stroud, Crystal Lytton, Lexie Elliott Jones (Tyler) and Logan Elliott; 9 great-grandchildren, Austin, Bethany, Kenedie, Karsyn, Zoë, Paris, Ethan, Lincoln and Tate; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 28 at Society Baptist Church, Statesville. A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 28 at Society Baptist Church, Statesville with the Rev. Jeff Holder officiating. Burial will follow  in the church cemetery.