Charles 'Chuck' Stout passed into the arms of our heavenly father on the morning of June 17, 2013.
Born March 24, 1934, to Oscar and Bessie Stout in Alpena Pass, Ark. Chuck served his country for over 24 years, serving in both the U.S. Army
and the U.S. Air Force
. After high school he enlisted in the Idaho National Guard and in 1953 in the U.S. Army. After training with the 11th Airborne Division, he was assigned to the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg, N.C. In 1956, Chuck enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. Assigned to Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., then to Yakota Air Base, Japan, as an Intelligence Specialist, he was a radar and aerial photo interpreter. In 1959 he was assigned to Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., then in 1960, to Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., where he retrained to be an Education and Training Technician. After a tour with "RED HORSE" in Thailand, he was assigned to Eglin AUX field #2 as a training supervisor, conducting civil engineering and combat training for personnel enroute to Southeast Asia. He completed his Air Force career as the "RED HORSE" First Sergeant with the 823d at Hurlburt Field, retiring in 1976.
Preceding Chuck in death were parents, Oscar and Bessie Stout, and sisters, Audrey and Marie. He is survived by wife, Mary Jo Stout, Niceville, Fla.; and his children, Terry Stout, Leanna (Jacob) Rich, Kimberly (Willie) Burks and Daniel (Sandra) Stout, all of Little Rock, Ark., area, Opal (Bill) Blum and Olin Enzor III of the Niceville area, and Rachel Lois (Michael) Breeden, Canton, N.C. Also surviving are a brother, Oscar 'Buss' (Carmel) Stout of Arizona; and sisters, Dixie Howard of Arkansas, Linda (Larry) Voss of Idaho, and Judy (Robert) Barga of Nevada. Grandchildren are Patrick, Jennifer, Natasha, Heath and Wade, also, Jonathan, Mary, Ashley, Lauren, Rachel, Olin IV and Abigail. He is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2013, at Christ Chapel, First United Methodist Church, 599 Eighth Ave. Crestview FL 32536. Interment will follow at Liveoak Park Memorial Cemetery. Friends who wish, may contribute to The Family Life Center, First United Methodist Church, 599 Eighth Avenue, Crestview, FL 32536, In Memory of Chuck.
A special thanks to Dr. Mark 'Woody' Schroeder and his wonderful staff, Teresa, Bridgette and Laurie, Dr. Michael Haney, Dr. Joseph Siefker and Covenant Hospice for guiding us through.
Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview. Guest book and condolences are available online at www.whitehurstpowellfuneralhome.com.