Ronnie Lynn Stout, 63, Gray, peacefully died at his home on Monday, March 25, 2013.
He was a native of Carter County and had resided in the Kingsport and Gray area for the last 43 years. He was a graduate of Unaka High School and East Tennessee State University.
Mr. Stout retired from Eastman Chemical Company in 2002 after 31 years of service. He was of the Baptist Faith and attended Celebration Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Chalmus Stout.
Survivors include his wife of more than 44 years, Patsy Pierce Stout of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Robert McCollum of Gray; a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Stephen and Denise Stout of Santa Fe, N.M.; two very precious granddaughters, Madison and Lillian Stout of Santa Fe; his mother and step-father, Sara Jane and Eugene Davis of Elizabethton; a brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Dolly Stout of Elizabethton; a step-brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Donna Davis of Knoxville; and his best friend, Makenzie Williams. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Graveside services with Bro. Larry Wallace officiating and interment will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, will be nephews, Jamie Stout, Matthew Williams, Chad, Donnie, Gary, Ronnie and Tommy Pierce, Tim Lowe, Mike Wells and Randy Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be brothers-in-law, Ron, Lawrence, Dean and Dallas Pierce. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to Celebration Church, 429 Shipley Ferry Road, Blountville, TN 37617 or to The Preston Roberts Tisch Brain Center at Duke, DUMC, Box 3624, Durham, NC 27710. The family wished to convey special thanks to his brothers-in-law for the loving care they gave Ronnie during his illness, Dr. Ibrahim Nakhoul and the staff of Kingsport Hematology and Oncology, the physicians and staff of the Preston Roberts Tisch Brain Cancer Center at Duke University Medical Center and to the employees of Amedisys Hospice Service. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 2:15 p.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Stout family may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.