CAVE CITY – Larry Duane Stroud, 70, of Cave City died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, from complications due to Covid-19 at the Cave City Nursing Home.
Born March 17, 1950, in Batesville, Arkansas, to Alvie and Winona Stroud, he spent more than 30 years as a reporter and associate editor of the Batesville Daily Guard and as many more years as a journeyman brick/block layer as well as co-owner of Stroud Masonry Construction and manager for his son, musician Rockin’ Luke Stroud.
In addition to his son’s music, the award-winning journalist also enjoyed walking in the woods, history, archaeology and the study of runestones of the Viking period. He also led many local Chinquapin restoration efforts, loved to laugh, watch sports and spend time with family.
A graduate of Cave City High School in 1967, he also received a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas Tech University at Russellville, where he met his future wife, Wanda Irene Brock.
Larry is preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Wanda Stroud, of Cave City; son, Luke, also of Cave City; and a sister, Sharon Sanders, of Bethesda.
While no services are planned, a memorial may be held at a later date.
The family wishes to thank the staff of the Cave City Nursing Home for four dedicated years to caring for Larry as well as the frontline workers of the ICU/Covid Unit of White River Medical Center at Batesville in addition to the Legacy Hospice care team of Salem.