FREDERICKTOWN — William F. Stout Sr., 84, of Fredericktown, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at Country Court Nursing Home. He was born April 5, 1933, in Mount Vernon, 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; and 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.
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