Dr. Bill Dean Stout

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Dr. Bill Dean Stout, 81, passed away of natural causes on March 12, 2014. His wife and children were at his bedside when he passed. Born on January 15, 1933 in Doe, Tenn. to Clyde Elbert and Mae Catherine Fritz Stout, he graduated from Berea College, Kentucky, and subsequently attended the University of Tennessee Medical School, specializing in cardiology. Dr. Stout started his career in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, interning at the Oakland Naval Hospital, Oakland, California. While in the Navy, he filled assignments from coast to coast. As a naval physician he participated in research for the Apollo space program, served as the personal physician to Admiral Nimitz and was stationed for two years in Alaska. His final assignment in the Navy was at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital in Pennsylvania. He retired from the U.S. Navy as Commander of the Medical Corp in 1968 and began his private practice with the Anniston Medical Clinic, Anniston, Alabama. In 1977, Dr. Stout was the founder and medical Director of the East Alabama Health Foundation which developed six rural health clinics. In 1982, while providing consulting services to the ARAMCO Health Center in Dhaharan, Saudi Arabia, he was recruited to the position of Medical Director of King Fahad National Guard Hospital, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The last 10 years of his career, Dr. Stout served as Medical Director of Park Ridge Medical Center in Rochester, New York. He retired in 1996 and relocated to Fairfield Glade, on the Cumberland Plateau. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed the mountain top vistas. He and his wife, Margaret, designed and built their dream home on Lake Dartmoor where they had room and recreation for their seven grandkids. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Margaret Dilworth Stout; two brothers, Lowell Stout, of Jonesborough, Tenn. and Bob Stout, of Elizabethton, Tenn.; two sons, Michael Stout (wife, Way-Soon), of Charlotte, N.C., Rodgers Stout (wife, Sharlene), of Athens, Ala.; one daughter, Catherine Stout (husband, John Foster), of Lexington, Mass.; seven grandchildren, Nathan Stout (wife, Laura), Wesley Stout, Tara Stout, Jack Foster, Sarah Foster, Cecilia Stout and Rachel Foster. Memorial service was held at Christ Lutheran Church in Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Published in The Anniston Star on Mar. 15, 2014
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