William F. Stout Sr.

April 05, 1933 ‒ August 09, 2017

Fredericktown, Ohio

William F. Stout Sr., age 84, of Fredericktown, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Country Court Nursing Home. He was born on April 5, 1933 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the son of Fred and Opal (Jacobs) Stout.

After graduating Bill served on the aviation supply ship Jupiter in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Upon returning from the service, Bill started working for Columbia Gas as a pipeline welder and x-ray technician for over 33 years when he retired in 1988. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and passed these skills on to three generations of his family. Bill also liked to turtle hunt and was well known for his turtle soup.

Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and will be missed by many.

He is survived by his wife Marilyn (Reiss) Stout, whom he married on March 13, 1954; his children, Michael (Sandy) Stout of Powell, Wendy (Jack) Stetson of Fredericktown, William (Joan) Stout Jr. of Fredericktown and Linda Stout of Fredericktown; seven grandchildren, Anne (Matt) Morin, Amanda (Frank) Fiorito, Danielle (Jon) Vail, Matthew (Molly) Stout, Brian (Alexa) Stout, Phillip Stetson and Brian Stetson; two great grandchildren, Ava and Alex Vail. He is also survived by two sisters, Nancy Young of Mount Vernon and Sally Davis of Mount Vernon.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Stout and a sister, Barbara Stout.

In following with Bill’s wishes there will be no services. The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of William F. Stout Sr.

Memorial contributions in Bill’s name may be made to Hospice of Knox County.

To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

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  • MARILYN

    JUST KNOW OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL. I KNOW HE WILL BE MISSED EVEN THOUGH I KNOW WAS A LOT FOR YOU LATELY.

    BUT YOU KNOW HE WAS SPECIAL TO US ALL AT THE OFFICE AND I STILL
    REMEMBER HE EVEN BROUGHT IN A CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR ME. WAS
    NOT HIM BUT HE WAS ALWAYS STRAIGHT FORWARD IN WHAT HIS THOUGHTS AND WORDS WAS. WILL MISS SNAPPING THE OLD GROUCH’S SUSPENDERS.

    OUR LOVE AND PRAYERS
    BRAD AND BECKY WALKER

    DREW WALKER

  • Soo sorry to learn of Bill’s passing. Just know you all are in my thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace in the days ahead knowing he leaves a wonderful legacy. Hugs

  • So sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one, to the families, many blessings and prayers at this time of sorrow.

  • Dear Grandpa,

    I know your favorite thing was sharing your feelings and letting everyone know what you were thinking at all times. Which is why I’ve decided to share this letter to you on the interweb for all to see.

    One of my most favorite childhood memories was running around acting like an idiot on the property. Deep down, you loved it too. The afternoon wasn’t complete without a “stop that!” And, “hold your rifle like this, NOT THAT!” Just kidding readers, it wasn’t a rifle. It was a shotgun.

    The cold days were the best. We all got to hang out in the barn in front of the wood stove making apple turnovers with pie filling and Wonderbread. And even though you warned that it was hot and I should let it cool first, I rarely listened to good advice . I burnt the shit out of my mouth. I remember that very well…

    And how can I forget the turtle soup. I snuck around the back of the barn one day and watched you and dad “prepping” the turtles for the soup, even though you both told me not too. I think that may be why the thought of turtle soup makes me nauseous. Even to this day. Which I’m told is a real shame because you and grandma made the best turtle soup.

    I didn’t go hungry though. There was always more than enough bluegill and deer to go around. We ate what we killed and we (you) lived off the land.

    Do you remember the fishing trips on the pontoon? Grandma made us coffee (even though I was 7 and Amanda was 4) and off we went. Every fish that Amanda and I caught, you made us take it off the line ourselves. Tough love. In the afternoon we stopped at the bait store on the lake and you bought us a Payday. To this very day I tell people that Payday’s used to have nickels in them. Everyone says I was imagining things but that nickel was there somehow. I just know it.

    Thanks for the great memories. I’m sad there will be no more fishing trips, shoots or fishfries with you. But, I’m so thankful you gave me these memories. They will be with me forever, even if you can’t be.

    Rest in peace, Gpa.

  • Marilyn and family,

    Many memories come to mind. He and Ralph worked at Columbia Gas at the same time and with each other at times. They both could tell you some good stories. You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one, Bill, Dad and Grandpa. He will be missed, but your have memories to hold forever. Sincerely, Ralph & Doris

  • Sorry to hear Bill has passed. So many memories of the ‘the Stouts’ from when we were kids. Almost every weekend we were together. Can still see dad and Bill, mom and Marilyn playing badminton in the side yard or playing cards in the kitchen….while all the kids got into something. I’m sure him and dad are sitting around telling tales now. Bill was a big ‘ol teddy bear…always made me laugh. Rest in peace Bill and our deepest condolences to the family.
    The Hoeflich Clan
    Ruby, Deb & family, Sherry $ family, Dave & family

  • Dear Marilyn, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. We want you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers! With sincere sympathy! Becky and Siera Marth

  • Marilyn and Family,

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Bill was one of my favorite customers at the hardware store. I enjoyed his stories, appreciated his help dressing turtles, it was just fun to be around Bill. Our thoughts, prayers and fond memories are with you.

    Joe Cochran

  • Marilyn and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Out thoughts and prayers are with your families during this difficult time.

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