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Tech. Sgt. Dustin Ashley Shrout, U.S. Air Force, 31, currently serving at Hurlburt Field Air Force Base, Fla., formerly of Rockwood, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Florida.
He was born July 30, 1982, in Oak Ridge. He was a 2000 graduate of Rockwood High School. He was serving in the Air Force 1st Special Operations Air Craft Maintenance Unit "Ghost Riders" and had formerly served with the Air Force 33rd Air Rescue Squadron "Jolly Green Giants." Stationed at Hurlburt Air Force Base in Florida, he was formerly stationed at Okinawa, Japan, and Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. He served on more than eight deployments, including two to Kuwait, two to Iraq, four to Afghanistan, Hurricane Katrina, the Tsunami response to Japan, the Philippines and South Korea. He served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and the Afghanistan Campaign. He was awarded numerous medals and citations. He always desired to help people and to make a difference. He was a loving father and son.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, P.G. and Ann Shrout, and James and Dorothy Bell.
Survivors include children, Seth Aden Shrout, Oliver Springs, and Ethan Preston Shrout, Oliver Springs; his wife, Tammy Shrout, Oliver Springs; his parents, Scott and Deborah Shrout, Rockwood; sister, Cycily Neff and husband Michael, Knoxville; niece, Freyja Neff, Knoxville; uncles and aunts, Michel Bell and Sherry, Rockwood, Tondra and Harry Gentry, Knoxville, and Steve and Carolyn Shrout, Harriman; and cousin, Wayne Ashley, Summerville, Ga.; other nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, in Evans Mortuary, Rockwood. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. Sunday from the chapel of Evans Mortuary, with the Rev. Charles Kelley officiating. Graveside services and burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Rockwood, with full military honors by the U.S. Air Force. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Wounded Warrior Project at woundedwarriorproject.org; or the American Red Cross for supporting American military families at redcross.org. An online register is available at www.evansmortuary.biz.
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Published in Roane County News from Nov. 21 to Nov. 22, 2013