Keith Allen Stroud born August 12, 1956, passed away of natural causes at his home in Porum, Oklahoma on May 6, 2022, at the age of 65. Keith was born in Earlsboro, Oklahoma to Joe Leonard Stroud and Vertie Annie Stroud (Myers). He was the last born of seven children.
The family moved to Moore, Oklahoma when Keith was two years old. Keith graduated from Moore High School in 1975. After high school he worked several years in constructions then joined the United States Air Force at Lackland Airforce Base in Texas. He was assigned to Warner Robbins Airforce Base in Georgia in the Strategic Air Command (“SAC”), 19th bombardment wing - 19th field maintenance squadron. He was an active member of the Moose Lodge in Macomb, Georgia during his deployment. He was transferred to Tinker Airforce Base in Oklahoma to serve in the reserve, assigned to Military Air Command (“MAC”) – 72 Arial Support Squadron where he received an Honorable Discharge at the rank of 7th Staff Sergeant. Keith started his career with the United States Postal Service in 1984 carrying mail out of the S.E. Station OK, Del City Carrier Unit OK, Farley Station OK, and Del City Finance Post Office OK. In 1996 while carrying a postal route he had a bad accident resulting in three back surgeries. He was then placed on light duty in which he worked several different postal details over the years. In 2010 he retired with disability from the U.S. Postal Service.
Keith enjoyed helping others. He volunteered with clean up and search and rescue in 1995 at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing site in Oklahoma City. After his father passed away, he took care of his mother after work and following his retirement he would spend each weekday taking care, spending time, and tending to her needs until her passing. Several years later he moved to Lake Eufaula in the Porum Landing area in Oklahoma. He had a small farm called Fox Creek Farms.
He left an impression with everyone that he met. During his postal career he went by several different names that fellow carriers and customers called him such as Kiefer, Steve, Max, Two Dogs, Joker, and Captain. Keith attended several Burning Man Festivals in Black Rock City, Nevada where he was given his Burning Man name of Naughty-K. He had friends all over the world.
He loved the outdoors. He spent his time hunting, fishing, and exploring. He loved his grandkids of which he spoiled. He always had a treat for them every time he saw them.
Keith is survived by his three daughters, Jaime Caldwell, Christina Compton and husband James Compton, and Ashley Stroud, all of Moore, Oklahoma. He had six Grandchildren Garrett Stroud, Marley Glidewell, William Compton, Sam Compton, Lyric Caldwell, and his dinosaur hunter Lillian Compton. He is proceeded in death by his parents, two brothers Josh Stroud and Glenn Stroud, and others.
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