Louis L. Stout, age 92, passed away peacefully on Sunday afternoon, April 4, 2021 at Brown County Health & Living Community in Nashville. He was a resident of Brown County.
Louis was born the third of seven children, in Indianapolis on July 28, 1928, to his parents, the late Logan and Mary (Davis) Stout. During the 1950’s and 60’s Louis worked at Bemis Bag Co. and there he met his future bride, Leita. Louis married Leita F. Pumphery on September 30, 1950. She preceded him in death on May 8, 2012 after 61 loving years of marriage.
Shortly after Louis and Leita were married, he was drafted during the Korean War with the United States Army. He proudly served his country from November 1, 1950 until his honorable separation as a Corporal on November 10, 1952. On April 28, 2018, along with his son Steven, Louis traveled to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials on the Honor Flight 26.
He worked at United Brake, Carburetor Exchange and eventually retired from INDOT as a Superintendent at the Columbus Subdistrict. Louis was also the co-owner of Backyard Greenhouse in Fruitdale.
In his free time, Louis enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. He was a regular at the Franklin Farmer’s Market for several years and enjoyed bringing his grandchildren to the market. He also enjoyed being involved and playing euchre with the Senior Citizens Group at the Morgantown Community Center on Wednesdays. Louis served as a Sunday School Teacher at the Morgantown Baptist Church for several years. He also served with Child Evangelism Fellowship in Michigan for nearly 3 years.
He is survived by his children, Terri (David) Sisson of Brown County, James (Shirley) Stout of Bargersville, Janet Stout of Fruitdale, Steven (Kim) Stout of Morgantown, David (LeRae) Stout of Bloomfield and Quentin (Debra) Stout of Florida; siblings, John (Beverly) Stout and Alfred (Susan) Stout both of Indianapolis; 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Leita; infant daughter, Charity Ellen Stout; siblings: Kathleen Stout Starky, Arthur, Robert and Norma Stout.
The Rev. Dan Smith will conduct a graveside service at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown. Military rites will be presented by the Brown County Honor Guard. Arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of Louis to the Martinsville Christian Tabernacle School: 2189 Burton Lane, Martinsville, Indiana, 46151.
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