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George Russell "Russ" Stroud, 93, passed to the Lord on Monday, July 10, 2017. Russ was born in Fayette, MO to George and Aida Stroud on October 31, 1923.

Russ was living happily at Brookdale Assisted Living when he passed. He received his Bachelors degree in aeronautical engineering from Texas A&M University in 1945, after his interrupted education to serve in the US Army. He was a loving husband and father. He met Bernadine in St. Louis through First Baptist Church and they were married December 26, 1948.

Russ was a faithful servant of the Lord, his country and his family. Serving in Fairview Baptist Church almost from its beginning for over fifty years. At Fairview he served as a deacon, in the choir for 40 years, taught men's Sunday School, helped with youth ministry, was church historian and was on several search committees. Russ and Bernadine also served in the Texas mission field at Trinity Pines Baptist Encampment for several years after he retired.

Russ later moved his church membership to Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, TX in 2008, after moving in with his son and daughter-in-law to Medicine Creek Ranch in the Blooming Grove area.

Russ always provided all that the family needed and much more as does our Heavenly Father. He is home now in His loving arms.

Russ is preceded in death by his wife Bernadine Pogue Stroud, parents: George R. Stroud Sr, Aida Hill Stroud and his sister Nana May Pierce.

He is survived by his sons: David Bernard Stroud and his wife, Mary Susan, Thomas Russell Stroud and his wife, Nadie; Grandchildren: David Russell "Rusty" Stroud and his wife, Leslie, Zane Stroud and his wife, Bessie, Nicki Stroud, Ryan Stroud; Great-Grandchildren: Grace Stroud and David Isaac Stroud.

In Lieu of Flowers please make donations to Central Baptist Church Youth Missions 121 S. Fordyce St. Blooming Grove, TX 76626 (903)695-2272