Chad Wayne Stroud

05/10/1974 –


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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, 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.


Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, 8008 Slide Road, Lubbock, Texas 79424 or 



11 thoughts on “Chad Wayne Stroud”

  1. Michelle Pepe Barho

    I am so very sorry for this tremendous loss. Chad and his family lived a few houses down from me, when they lived in Texas. Chad, you will be dearly missed and you were always dearly loved. You and Shelley created two beautiful little lives that will be your shining star on this earth, until we all meet again. Shelley, Cesiley, and Laeten…. you are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you all.

  2. Oh my. Shelley, there are no words that can make this any easier for you or your precious girls feel better. I am truly heartbroken for you all. Please know I may be astrainged. But I AM here for you if there is anything I can do. Still Love you so much. I am Praying.

  3. Shelley you and the girls are in my thoughts and prayers. I have some great memories of Chad. It’s comforting to know that he has reunited with his brother. He will be missed. My heart is with all of you!
    Mandy Shrader (Tillman)

  4. Richard and Lana Mobley

    We are heartbroken for you, Pat and Dickie. This should never happen yet you have experienced it twice. Our hearts go out to you and Chad’s family now and in the future. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ???
    Richard and Lana

  5. Chad you will be missed! I’ll never forget all the great times we had in high school and the college years. My condolences go out to your girls and everyone close to you. RIP

  6. Chad was a great friend. I got to know him while living in Austin. Our friendship began with him being my HVAC repairman. He was the best tech in Austin! One weekend he invited me over to watch football. Our friendship grew from there. I also met Shelley and Cesiley that weekend. Shelley kept asking Chad to help her do stuff. Cesiley kept bringing me toys so I would play with her. Before I left, Cesiley had about half of her bedroom in the living room. It was a great time. There were also plenty of weekends that Chad would ask me to come over and hang out. I would end up sitting on the couch for two hours watching him play video games. I’d eventually fall asleep. When I would wake up, he would still be playing. Chad would always tell me that Shelley wouldn’t get mad at him for coming home late or doing things on the weekend, as long as I was with him. She knew I would keep him out of trouble.

    It wasn’t too much longer when Laeten came along. Chad was such a proud dad. When I would call Chad for a repair, and after he was done, he would come sit in my office and talk about his girls. He would tell me about how the girls did something funny that week. He loved them very much and would tell me how he would do anything for them.

    I moved to Houston. Chad and family moved to Lubbock. Through the years, Chad and I lost touch. I’ve been able to watch Cesiley and Laeten grow up thanks to Facebook. Occasionally, Shelley and I talked. I would always say that I needed to fly up to Lubbock and visit. Unfortunately, it never happened. It hurts knowing the pain that the family is going through. Chad would want you all to be strong. I wish I could be there.

    The saying is true that you never miss someone until they are gone. I miss you, Chad. Thank you for being my friend!

  7. Melissa Kiker & Grace

    My family is so sorry to here of your loss, Shelley!!!! May our HEAVENLY FATHER’S loving arms wrap around you all and comfort you????

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