Joe Randolph Stroud

Mr. Joe Randolph Stroud, “Bug”, age 78, of Wheeling, Louisiana, joined our Heavenly Father, Creator and Master Builder of all things, on Friday, June 29, 2018. Mr. Stroud was born on November 23, 1939 in Montgomery, Louisiana. He was preceded in death by his parents, Houston and Muriel Jones Stroud, brother Robert Stroud and sister, Mary Bess Stroud. On November 21, 1970, he married the love of his life, Vondell Henley Stroud, his wife of 47 years. He was blessed with his loving family and is survived by wife, Vondell Stroud, their daughter, Tonya Stroud Adkisson Deynzer, son in law, Joel Deynzer, grandchildren, Joshua Adkisson, Zachary Adkisson, Savanna Matthews, Shelby and Kaylee Deynzer, son, Joseph L Stroud, daughter in law, Dawn Gilcrease Stroud, grandchildren, Hayley Stroud, Gage Lashley, brother Jim Stroud, sister Linda Stroud Starnes Mason, numerous wonderful nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, and lastly canine “baby girl” Bella Star Stroud. Mr. Stroud was a strong, devoted veteran and man who lived a full life with joy. He thrived on building things with his hands and spent his life building a family and home with his nurturing heart and calloused hands. He built a distinguished Naval Career with courage and sacrifice and was a Vietnam veteran. He built a second career with Pennzoil as an electrician with due diligence. He built his life with a humble and strong faith in God and exemplified honesty, integrity, grit, patriotism and selflessness. Now he is with our Heavenly Father, and Master Builder of all. In honor and celebration of his life, visitation was held Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Southern Funeral Home in Winnfield, Louisiana beginning at 5:00 PM and ending at 8:00 pm. The funeral service was held at the Southern Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 10:00 am. A graveside service followed and held at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Highway 34, Montgomery, Louisiana. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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