MOUNT VERNON — William A. Stroud Jr., 90, of Mount Vernon, passed away Dec. 10, 2011, at Emeritus at HillenVale due to complications as a result of Alzheimer’s disease.
Bill was a native of Ocala, Fla., born Dec. 28, 1920. Bill was a dedicated and distinguished member of the Mount Vernon community. He achieved many accomplishments in his lifetime. He was a highly decorated B-17 pilot in World War II. He served as president of First-Knox National Bank, having retired after many years of service.
His community involvement was extensive. He served on boards of Kenyon College, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon/Knox County Community Trust, 4-H, Knox County Symphony, Chamber of Commerce and many other organizations. He received honorary doctoral law degrees from both Kenyon and MVNU. He was active in numerous fundraising activities throughout his life.
Bill is survived by his wife of 65 years, Peggy, of Mount Vernon; and a son, Kimbol, of Columbus.
It was Bill’s wish to donate his body to support medical education and research. As it was also Bill’s wish to be remembered in life, not in death, there will be no formal service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his honor are preferred to The Alzheimer’s Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215; or one’s favorite charity.Copyright The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.