Harold Floyd Strode


Harold Floyd Strode, 81, of Mount Hermon, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 at Signature Healthcare Nursing Facility in Tompkinsville.
He was born in Mud Lick, the son of the late Willie "Bill" Strode and Nina Pearl Huff Strode.
On Dec. 2, 1959, Harold married Clarice Francis Strode. He worked for many years in maintenance with R.R. Donnelley before his retirement.
Harold was a U.S. Navy veteran for four years and served in the Kentucky National Guard for three years. He was a lifetime member of the DAV Chapter No. 20 and served as chaplin for many years, as well as a term of secretary-treasurer of the DAV. He devoted many hours to the DAV, driving veterans to and from the veteran hospital.
In 2002, he was the proud recipient of the Patriot Award given to a DAV member for their dedicated service. Harold was also a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge No. 610 HB Grant of Etoile and a proud member of Rolling Thunder. He was a longtime member of Dover Missionary Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife, Clarice Francis Strode, he is survived by two daughters, Gail Staples (Don) of Mount Hermon and Lisa Beaty (Kevin,) of Glasgow; four grandchildren, Derek Staples (Mahogany), of Glasgow, Dillon Staples, of Mount Hermon, Kaitlyn Morris (Wes) and Justin Beaty, of Glasgow; great-grandchildren, Kaydence, Grady and Lucy Morris, and Stone Staples, all of Glasgow; one brother, Hartsell Strode, of Louisville; one sister, Rachel Garrett (Wayne), of Glasgow. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6 at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery in Monroe County. DAV Chapter No. 20 will provide military honors. Visitation will be on Saturday from 4-8 p.m. and on Sunday until time for services at the funeral home.
Published on January 4, 2019
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