Daniel Stroud, 23, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015 in Dallas. He was a 3rd year medical student at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Daniel Alexander Stroud was born June 6, 1992 in Amarillo, Texas to Diamond “Bunny” and Greg Stroud.
He was an exceptional young man, always striving to excel in whatever endeavor he attempted, be it art, music, academics, or games. He attended Sleepy Hollow elementary school, Greenways Intermediate School, Westover Park Junior High School, and graduated third in his class from Randall High School Class of 2010. He graduated in May 2013 with honors from Texas Tech University summa cum laude with a B.S. in Chemistry and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa at Texas Tech. He was the highest Ranking Graduate for the College of Arts and Sciences 2013.
Upon graduating from Texas Tech he was accepted into UT Southwestern Medical School, where again, he distinguished himself as an excellent student. Ranking high in taking the United States Medical Licensing Exam Step 1 after completing his first two years of Medical School and having the honor of receiving a second White Coat.
Daniel was preceded in death by his great-grandparents Virginia and Will D. McLean and Ernest and Nell Stroud, as well as George and Fay Botsonis and Diamond Georgantones Angelos. He is survived by his parents Bunny and Greg Stroud, his sister and best friend Alexis Stroud of College Station, his grandparents Richard and Carol Stroud and Peter and Helene Botsonis, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Daniel will be cremated, and a private celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 4, 2015. To honor Daniel’s memory, the family has requested memorials in the form of donations to the American Liver Foundation, Desert SW Division, Dallas Office, 2733 W. 15th St, Plano, TX 75075, or online at www.liverfoundation.org.