Larry L. Stout, 76, formerly of Willisville, Ill., passed away on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, Prisma Health Richland Hospital, Columbia, S.C.
Larry was born on Feb. 10, 1947, in Willisville, Ill., the son of Norman and Romalee Carter Stout. He married Deborah Stackhouse on Oct. 15, 2005, in Warsaw, having had 17 years of marriage. Together, they moved from Warsaw to South Carolina six years ago. Larry was a retired chief engineer for Cargill River Division after 10 years of service and was a truck driver for 12 years for various companies. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, 1964 – 1968 Vietnam, having served on the USS Altair, USS Sheldrake, and USS Towkee. Larry attended Grace Point Church, Irmo, S.C., and was a member of American Legion Post #163, Chapin, S.C.
Larry loved traveling with his family, going to county fairs, festivals and car races, including demolition derbies. He treasured family times and all the grandchildren near and far. He loved telling stories, plus his purpose in life was to bring a smile to a person’s face and an extra beat to their heart. Larry always helped the underdog (people having a hard time with their life). Part of his retirement was watching Looney Toons, the History Channel, Discovery Channel, along with serving his wife coffee each and every morning for 19 years. One of his favorite things to do was taking road trips to wherever the roads lead them, enjoying the country air, stopping for a piece of pie or ice cream.
Larry is survived by his wife, Deborah Stout, of Warsaw; his son, Scott Stout; his step children: Kevin Osborne, of California; Kirk (Tamar) Osborne, of Wisconsin; Keith Osborne, of Indiana; Holly (Andy) Ailes, of South Carolina; his nine grandchildren; his sisters: Brenda (Mike) Stewart, of Ava, Ill.; Linda (Don) Wallace, of Belleville, Ill.; his nephew, Keith (Tina) Bigham; his nieces, Gina (James) Hall and Jayne (Craig) Gratz.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at Wilsons Funeral Home, Ava, Ill., with Kirk Osborne officiating. Burial with military rites will follow at Birkner Cemetery, Ava, Ill. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of service.
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