Coach Jim Stroud

April 25, 1938November 11, 2014
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Jim "Pappy" Stroud, age 76, relocated to heaven on November 11, 2014. He was surrounded by his loving family.

Jim was born in Alma, Oklahoma on April 25, 1938. He attended Rice University in Houston, Texas where he played football for the Rice Owls. After graduation, he had a short stint in professional football with the Houston Oilers and Dallas Cowboys. He had a distinguished coaching career in both high school and college. Jim was residing in Liberty Hill, Texas with his wife Patsy.

Jim was pre-deceased by his father, John Alton Stroud; his mother, Izita Cox Stroud; and brother, James Ronnie Stroud. He is survived by the love of his life, Patsy Herrington Stroud; two daughters, Tammy Stroud and LaTresa Stroud; grandchildren, Genesis Machek, Holland Yongue, and Max Yongue; sister, Charlene Oxley; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and David Goupil; brother, John Alton Stroud, Jr.; sister-in-law, Peggy Robertson; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Pam and Bill Lucas and several nieces and nephews.

Services to celebrate Jim’s life will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home, 14501 North I-35, Pflugerville, Texas 78660. Visitation will be held prior to services from 12 noon until 1 pm.

Pallbearers for Jim Stroud will be Claude King, Bill Lucas, David Robertson, James Stroud, Weldon Fletcher, Art Griffin, David Craig, and Curtis Edsel. Honorary Pallbearers are Corky Nelson, Bill Simmons, Winston Oxley, Mark Stroud, and Brian Stroud.

Please visit Jim’s memorial webpage at


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    Saturday, November 15, 2014

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    Saturday, November 15, 2014


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November 23, 2016

Jim Stroud was a favorite football coach of mine! I was fortunate to have known him. I just found this obituary today and want to offer my condolences and prayers for this family.

Tommy Tabers
Sweetwater Mustang

M Chris Ludtke

September 12, 2015

Supplementing my earlier note, I was coached by Jim at San Jacinto HS in 1963-65 time frame. The way he showed faith in me made me believe in myself. But he was tough as we all know. I've probably relived his "Get me another body out here!" a million times. Only he could say that and have you love him for it.

Dean Broadhead

September 4, 2015

Rest in peace Coach Stroud. You taught me mental toughness and never to give up in battle on the field, in combat and in life. God has you in His Grace and Glory!

John McEachern

March 12, 2015

My condolences.
Marshall Mavericks 1983

February 17, 2015

Hello sorry for the late message , but i just found out a few seconds ago that coach Stroud had passed. my prayers and thoughts are with the family. Yes he was loved by many young men at Galveston Ball High as a father figure and coach. he gave me my first chance to start a varsity football game as a sophmore there was a qoute he all ways said to me in passing in the hallways or going to practice."Are you sure you can handle this because if you can't stand the Heat in the Kitchen You need to get out". this message has been my model sense then. as I said then coach (It's not hot enough) and I still Strive today to handle the heat. coach meant a lot to me He will be missed sadly but proud to have known such a man. God Bless.

Frank Avery SR.#35 FB
Class 1979
Ball High Tors

Lonnie Torbert

January 31, 2015

We are very sorry to hear of Coach Stroud's departure. Coach Stroud was my son Todd Torbert coach in Marshall, Texas. Our families were neighbor's on Pinewood.

We have very fond memories of Coach Stroud.

Chris Ludtke

December 4, 2014

I was coached by Jim Stroud in 63-65. He got the best out of you. I will never forget him.

Charles Hebert

November 26, 2014

Jim and I were together at Lee for five years. I remember him from the first night we met and through the years. He was best man at our wedding. What a shock when I read of his passing. Prayers to Patsy and his family. I have thought of him often. He was a great inspiration to me. I remember going into the locker room after a game. Jim would have his cigarette and his coke can putting the ashes in the can. Famous quote, "What did you think about that one boy?" What a man..

Linda Riley

November 18, 2014

I was so sorry to hear about the loss of Coach Stroud. I worked at Baytown Lee when he was there, and my son played for him his last year there. He was a great man that loved "his boys." I'm glad Jason was able to know him both on and off the field. Prayers to the family today and the days ahead.

November 18, 2014

Coach Stroud was a great person ,coach and he was a . great influence on my life. Rest in peace Coach. carl Long , Marshall , Texas