Chad Wayne Stroud passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018. We will gather for fellowship and remembrance from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life of 44 years on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 10 am CST at Lake Ridge Chapel followed by committal services in the Portales Cemetery at 1 pm MST. A tribute of Chad’s life may be found at www.memorialdesigners.net, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.
Chad was born on May 10, 1974 to Derral and Pat (Tivis) Stroud in Roswell, NM. Chad was taught at the early age of eight how to bale hay and milk cows by his Grandpa Stroud. He graduated from Portales High School in 1992. Following his dream, Chad went to VO-TECH school in Stillwater, OK to become an HVAC technician. He carried all 5 Master licenses in commercial refrigeration. At an early age, Chad could tear anything apart and always put it back together, he could fix anything! He married Shelley Morgan in 1997 and they had two beautiful daughters. Chad owned Elite Air in Austin for many years. After selling his business, he moved to Lubbock in 2006 and worked for Johnson Controls and TDI. Chad enjoyed hunting, water sports, RC car racing and music. He was a huge Denver Broncos fan. Chad had a compassionate love for his two girls.
He was preceded in death by brother, Dustin Ray Shearer.
Chad is survived by his two daughters, Cesiley and Laeten Stroud and their mother, Shelley Stroud of Lubbock; his mother and step-father, Pat and Dickie Shearer of Portales, NM; two sisters, Tammy (Shawn) Wood and their four children of Lubbock, and Angela (Woody) Rickerd and their son of Channing; and his beloved bulldog, Dozer.