Charles Franklin Stroud, 84, of Statesville, N.C., died Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at the Gordon Hospice House.

He was born in Iredell County on June 6, 1935, to the late Curvin Rhod Stroud and Lucretia Baker Stroud.

Charles was a retired teacher with the State of New Jersey and served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of South River Baptist Church. He enjoyed playing golf, watching TV and traveling.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Lucy Haney Stroud, whom he married on June 6, 1996. Also surviving are two sons, Frank Stroud of New Jersey and Mike Stroud of Virginia; four daughters, Jill Apel (Chuck) of New Jersey, Jo Ann Stroud of Virginia, Tracy Levesque of Statesville, and Amy Webber (Joe) of New Jersey; two stepdaughters, Kim Woods (Larry) of Statesville and Joni Kimmer (Keith) of Statesville; 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

No services will be held at this time due to COVID-19; however, services will be scheduled later.

The family requests that no flowers be sent but instead send memorials to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28525. Fond memories and condolences may be left at

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the Stroud family.

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