William F. "Bill" Stout, 91, husband of Anne B. (Dorey) Stout of Jersey Shore, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 16, 2013.
Born in Jersey Shore, on Feb. 19, 1922, he was the son of the late William F. Sr. and Alice Ruie (Confer) Stout.
Bill and Anne were wed on May 14, 1948, and shared over 65 years of marriage together.
William F. Stout
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Salem as a baker and cook.
Bill dearly loved his Lord and was a member, Deacon and Sunday School Superintendent at the Haneyville Bible Church for over 50 years.
He was formerly employed by the Heisey Museum, Lock haven, in the maintenance department and was also a truck driver and equipment operator for Guy Rauch Excavating of Rauchtown. He was a diligent worker and instilled a work ethic to his children.
Bill and his wife were in the missionary field for several years, serving in Senegal, West Africa.
Along with his wife, he is survived by a son, Dore (Cinde) Stout of Williamsport; four daughters, Melanie (Ernest) Rupert of Beech Creek, Western (George) Rhodes of Jersey Shore, Julia (Mark) Swanger of Loganton and Heidi (David) Jevarajah of Camdenton, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. The oldest of nine siblings, he is also survived by two sisters, Mary Ann (Daniel) DiRocco of South Williamsport and Sherry (Jake) Erisman of Kansas City, Mo. and a brother, Ward "Kel" Stout of Penn Yan, N.Y.
He loved his family and traveled the world spreading the Good News.
A celebration of Bill's life will be held at the Crossroads Community Church, 1454 S. State Route 44 Highway, Jersey Shore, on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at 10 a.m. with Pastor John H. Phillips Jr. officiating. A viewing will be held in the church one hour prior to the service. Private interment will be held in the Haneyville Bible Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bill's name to the New Tribes Mission, 1000 E. First St., Sanford, FL, 32771-1487.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the Jersey Shore Hospital for the excellent care given to Bill.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Wayne P. Urbine Funeral Home, Inc., 408 S. Main St., Jersey Shore.
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