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First Baptist Church
Tuesday October 29th, 2019

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Mike Stroud

Charles Michael “Mike” Stroud




Charles Michael “Mike” Stroud, age 73, of 210 Bryson Drive and husband of Charlene Coates Stroud passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at his home.


Born in Laurens, he was the son of the late Charles Hubert and Louise Robinson Stroud.  He was retired from Laurens Electric Cooperative after more than 30 years and was the former owner of the Hummingbird restaurant for over 15 years.  Mike loved to cook and he cooked for everyone!  People loved Mike’s food, but they also loved the fellowship and the feeling of family when they went to the Hummingbird.  A long-time active member of First Baptist Church in Laurens, he was the “resident” chef there, cooking for youth retreats, senior adult gatherings, and mission trip fundraisers.  He often took meals to friends who were no longer able to cook.  He would stay up all night cooking 700 quarts of chicken stew to help a girls’ softball team or a youth group fundraiser.  An avid Clemson fan, Mike loved to have a good time and loved to laugh.


Surviving in addition to his wife of 52 years are: daughter, Temple Stroud Horger and husband Jeff and a granddaughter, Alli Horger, all of Laurens.


Memorial services will be held 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at First Baptist Church of Laurens conducted by Rev. Rickey Letson and Rev. Tommy Cox. A private burial will be held in the Laurens City Cemetery.


The family will be at their home.


Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Bobby Smith Sunday School Class, 300 West Main Street, Laurens, SC 29360.

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Ms Charlene and Temple-
Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Always enjoyed chatting with Mr Mike when yall would visit Hickory Hills. May you find peace in the days ahead. God Bless

Mark /Sandra /Karen Long- Hickory Hills BBQ Nov 10 2019 12:00 AM

Mrs. Charlene and Temple, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Mr. Mike will be missed! Charlotte Metz Peterson

Charlotte Peterson Nov 8 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mike Stroud

Sally Byers Nov 6 2019 12:00 AM

Charlene and Temple I am so sorry for your loss! Prayers for yall for the upcoming days.

Beth Brewer Nov 4 2019 12:00 AM

A Simply Elegant was ordered on November 1, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Nov 1 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mike Stroud

Mike Johnson Oct 31 2019 12:00 AM

Charlene and Temple, it was with great shock that I read of Mike's sudden passing from this life into life eternal. As your former neighbor, I recall with fondness his wide smile and friendly greeting every time we passed. Know that you will be in our prayers as you face the coming days. Fran Parker-Dickerson

Fran Parker-Dickerson Oct 30 2019 12:00 AM

Charlene and family. So sorry to learn of Mike's passing. I have many fond memories through
the years. God's peace to you all.

Frank Barksdale Oct 29 2019 12:00 AM

Charlene and Temple and the entire family, we send our love and prayers to you in this sad time. Mike was a dear friend and a good person to us all and he will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace my FRIEND

Jim and Nancy Coleman Oct 29 2019 12:00 AM

Charlene and Temple, So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

lillian waldrep hoeschen Oct 29 2019 12:00 AM

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