George Allen “G.A.” Stout
January 16, 1933 ‒ June 20, 2016
George Allen “G.A.” Stout, 83, of Delaware passed away Monday morning June 20, 2016 at the Sarah Moore Home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born January 16, 1933 in Delaware County to the late George Barnwell Stout and Anna Margaret (Millhouse) Stout. G.A. graduated from Hyatts High School and proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1954 – 1956. Soon after returning home, he married Nancy Rinker. While raising three children, G.A. worked at Sunray Stove and part-time in the evenings at Humble Oil in Powell. Sadly, Nancy passed away in 2006, four months after their 50th anniversary.
In 1965, G.A. owned and operated a service station offering fuel and service for vehicles until 2002 at the corner of London Road and South Sandusky Street. In 1967, Stout’s station became Stout’s Union 76. It remained that until 2000. He moved the business across the street until purchasing land on Pittsburgh Drive in 2002 and opened Stout’s Service Inc., which is currently managed by his son Daniel. Daniel and his brother Michael worked part-time for their dad beginning in high school and later full-time until Mike’s unexpected death in 1995.
G.A. is a chartered member of the Delaware County Mounted Deputies and played a key role in originating the group in 1967. He was required to attend law enforcement school and in between work and raising his children, he became certified. He volunteered for special functions to help the Delaware County Sheriff’s department until 1998. He was a faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the Delaware Eagles #376. He enjoyed going to the casino, tinkering in his yard, feeding the birds, fishing and horses. He loved spending time with his grandkids, traveling when able and playing euchre. He was a permanent fixture at the Hamburger Inn even having his own seat. He loved talking about history and telling stories. In 2014, he was honored to serve as the Grand Marshall for the Delaware Veterans Day Parade.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Deborah (Roger) Schuette of Delaware; son, Daniel (Tina) Stout of Ashley; daughter-in-law, Jeanne Stout of Delaware; grandchildren, Brian Schuette and his fiance’ Sara, Michael (Sarah) Schuette, Sarah (Tony) Szymczak, Austin (Jerica) Stout, Emily and Alex Stout; great grandchildren, Kaitlynn, Brian, Isaiah, Ian, and Cole; loving companion, Patricia Harter of Delaware; nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, wife and son, G.A. is also preceded in death by two brothers Bob and Jim Stout.
The family will receive friends on Friday June 24, 2016 from 4 – 8 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday June 25, 2016 at 10:00 am at St. Mary Catholic Church, 82 E. William Street, Delaware with Rev. Fr. Michael Watson officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery with military honors performed at graveside. The St. Mary Bereavement Committee will then host a luncheon in the Snyder Rodman Community Room.
Contributions in G.A.’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Delaware County Veterans Association.
To share a fond memory of G.A. or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com