Earnest “Earnie” Stroud of Wappapello, Missouri born to the late Oscar and Ruth (Jordan) Stroud on January 01, 1935 and passed away in his home on September 13, 2021 at the age of 86 years.
He had lived in the Moorehouse, Missouri area until moving to Wappapello, Missouri in 1991. He was a truck driver and co-owner of DE&C Market in Moorehouse, Missouri
Earnie married Dorthy Fields Massey on May 25, 1956 in Blodgett, Missouri until her passing on April 15, 2010. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening.
Earnest is survived by three sons Chester (Vickie) Stroud of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Thomas Stroud of Wappapello and Mitchell (Lily) Dering of Puxico, Missouri; three daughters Earnestdean Hornback of Wappapello, Missouri, Danniel Nickey (Brent) Williams of Poplar Bluff, Missouri and Jasmine Dering of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; five grandchildren Leslie, T Tom, Josh (April) Andrew and Steven Sanders; six great grandchildren Candace, Roger, Jacque, Zoey, Savanna and Lily; six great great grandchildren Madi, Kody, Grayson, Charlie, Layden, Ava and Baby Willow. He was preceded in death by his parents Oscar and Ruth Stroud, his wife Dorthy and one grandson Chris Sanders. A host of family and friends also survive.
Visitation will be held on Thursday September 16, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday September 16, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. with Brother Arvin Hayes officiating. Watkins and Sons Funeral Service in charge of arrangements.
Interment will follow in the Triplett Cemetery in Dexter, Missouri.
Watkins and Sons Funeral Service