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Raymond Odell Stroud

July 7, 1943 ~ March 18, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Raymond Stroud Obituary

Mr. Raymond Odell Stroud, age 80 of Cameron, NC transitioned to eternal rest on Monday, March 18, 2024, at First Health Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, NC. 

The Obituary

Mr. Raymond Odell Stroud was born on July 7, 1943, he was the eighth child of ten children to the late James and Pearl McGilberry Stroud. He transitioned from this earthly life to his eternal rest on Monday, March 18, 2024.

He attended Johnsonville High School and graduated in 1962 and then continued his education at Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) to pursue his passion in Electrical Engineering. Raymond was a hard worker. He worked over fifty plus years. He held many positions with various textiles industries, such as Federal Spending, Avondale, with retiring from Davenport/Core-Mark. He couldn’t just stop there, he continued to work for Lee County Recycling Center-Rocky Fork Church Road Sanford, NC.

Raymond was an adventurous and sociable soul. He was known by many names, “Jack Rabbit '', “Godfather ", and "Pop".  He was the overseer of the community.  He loved to eat out, taking his family to WWE wrestling matches, watching his favorite actor “Steven Seagal,” traveling and met no strangers. Every Wednesday morning, he had coffee with the “Hardee’s Boys” and every chance he got, he would eat breakfast at Mrs. Wenger’s with his cousins “The Johnson’s Boys”.  He always enjoyed spending time with his close friend, Mr. Joel Wells, at the “Bojangles”.

Raymond was very active and loved his church. He helped with the upkeep of the church and was the chairman of the building committee which remodeled what is now called “The Old Church”. He was a former president of the senior usher board, steward board, and a member of the trustee board.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Albert, Roy, Norman, Harman, Robert, Eugene, and David Stroud; one sister, Annie Mae Taylor, and one granddaughter, Scottie Latoya Stroud.

He leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife of fifty-nine years, Mary Carolyn Stroud; two Children, Reginald Odell Stroud of Cameron, NC, Vonetta Carol Stroud of Sanford, NC; four bonus children, O'Neil Stroud, Travis Stroud (Jacquelyn), Angela Bell (Ray), Vicky Fulton(Edward); bonus son-in-law, Marlon Mcleod; four grandchildren; Forrest Tucker, Justyn Stroud, Amonique Stroud, Mikayla French; nine great grandchildren; Rayshawn Worthy Stroud, Aaniyah Seymore, Brain Seymore, Jr., Za’Carie Seymore, Jahiem Tucker, Jamarius Stroud, Ka’Leigha Fuller, Khloe Thompson, Naila Stroud; one great-great grandchild, Amoura Dior Worthy Stroud; twin brother, Neil Freeman Stroud of Cameron, NC; one aunt, Annie Ruth McNeil of Sanford, NC; five sisters-in-law, Mildred Johnson, Barbara Green, Edna Johnson, Helen Alston, Bessie Stroud; four brothers-in-law, Joe Johnson, Leon Johnson, Cedell Johnson, Jack Alston and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends whom he loved. 

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Services

Flower Delivery
Friday
March 22, 2024

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Knotts Funeral Home
719 Wall St.
Sanford, NC 27330

Public Walk Thru Viewing in the Funeral Home Chapel ( Everyone MUST wear a Mask)
Friday
March 22, 2024

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Knotts Funeral Home
719 Wall St.
Sanford, NC 27330

Public Viewing
Saturday
March 23, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Johnsonville AME Zion Church
18719 NC HWY 27 W.
Cameron, NC 28326

Funeral Service
Saturday
March 23, 2024

1:00 PM
Johnsonville AME Zion Church
18719 NC HWY 27 W.
Cameron, NC 28326

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Burial
Saturday
March 23, 2024

Johnsonville AME Zion Church
18719 NC HWY 27 W.
Cameron, NC 28326

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