George H. "Jack" Stroud, Jr.
George H. “Jack” Stroud, Jr. passed away on February 16, 2018. He is predeceased by his parents George and Irene Stroud, Sr. and his wife Lillian Stroud.
George was a very active member of both West End Baptist Church and Nansemond River Power Squadron. He retired as Deputy Executive Director of the Virginia Port Authority. “Captain Jack” graduated from NC State in Industrial Engineering. While attending he raced Class D hydroplanes as an amateur, and then later as a professional. His love for the water, motors and boats continued all his life as his family lived near the Nansemond River enjoying family boating for many years.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Elizabeth James Barkley (Bob) of Richmond and Mary Stroud Davies (Tommy) of Suffolk; son. George Walter Stroud (Betty Jo) of Zuni; 4 Grandchildren, Ellee Winston, James Davies, Christian Davies and Zachary Stroud.
A funeral Service will be held on Tuesday February 20, 2018 11 AM at West End Baptist Church 105 St. James Avenue Suffolk, VA 23434 with Rev. Dr. Robert Pipkin officiating. A visitation will be held Monday February 19, 2018 from 6 to 7:30 PM at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk, VA 23434. Burial will be held at Wakefield Cemetery 205 W. Church St. Wakefield, VA 23888. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to West End Baptist Church Endowment Fund. Condolences may be offered at RWBakerFH.com.
R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home
509 W WASHINGTON STREET
SUFFOLK, VA 23434
West End Baptist Church
105 St. James Avenue
Suffolk, VA 23434
205 W. Church St.
Wakefield, VA 23888