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CROFTON - Richard Otis Stroud, 79, of Crofton, died Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 11:30PM at his home. Mr. Stroud was born January 30, 1934 in Bremen. He was a logger and member of Knobbs Church of God of Prophecy in Rumsey. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He loved old country music, outdoor activities, baseball and UK basketball, playing guitar, and logging. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Claircy Higgs Stroud; brothers Clifford Stroud, William Stroud, James Stroud, and Charles Stroud; and sisters Rachel Markwell, Barbara Jones, and Elizabeth Jones.

Survivors include his wife, Viola Stroud; daughters Buffy Stroud of Crofton and Tammy Bales of Dayton, OH; sons Cody Stroud of Crofton and Copy Stroud of Hopkinsville; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brothers Raymond Stroud and Laster Stroud.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 12:00 noon at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, with Rev. J.W. Haire officiating, assisted by Rev. Nathan Baize. Burial in Gish Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday after 5:00PM at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhoems.com.