Charles E. Stroud, age 88 of Hewitt passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2020. The family will hold a brief visitation for family and friends at 11 AM on Saturday May 2, 2020 at Grace Gardens Funeral Home, followed by a private graveside service and burial at Waco Memorial Park in Waco, Texas.
Charles Stroud was born March 27, 1932 in Freestone County to Cleo and Asa Stroud. He moved to Waco after serving in the military to go to work for General Tire Company. He was a Supervisor there for 36 years until the plant closed. After the GT plant closed, he went to bus driving school. He began his bus driving career driving the Special Education bus for Midway School District. He later went to work for Central Texas Trailsways doing charter tours for many years. He enjoyed meeting new people and saw many wonderful sights while touring the United States.
He lived his life to the fullest. Charlie and his wife Patsy loved going on trips with their dear friends John and Janie Pavelka and going out for supper every Wednesday with them.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, his loving son Wendall Blake Stroud, brother Wiley Stroud and his wife Patsy, and three brothers-in-law, Dalton Conner, Gene Howard and Harold Hugdahl.
He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years Patsy, two daughters Traci Waldschmidt and husband Mark of Hewitt, Staci Hutyra and husband Steve of North Richland Hills. He had four grandchildren who loved him dearly, Kylar Thompson, Kelci Waldschmidt, Libby Hutyra and Parker Hutyra. He is survived by one brother A.J. Stroud and his wife Doris and two sisters, Margie Hugdahl of Arlington and Barbara Conner of Lufkin. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews as well as his loving friends John and Janie Pavelka.
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