Reynold “Ray” G. Stout, 74, of Keokuk, passed away on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at Blessing Hospital in Keokuk.
Ray was born on March 22, 1947, in Martinez, California, the son of Roger and Ruth (Shirts) Stout. On August 28, 1999, he was united in marriage to Brenda Brisby in Reno, Nevada. She survives.
Ray proudly served his country in the United States Army for twelve years, obtaining the rank of Staff Sargent. He served two tours in Vietnam, where he earned the Bronze Star. After being honorably discharged, Ray went to work at Henniges Automotive, retiring in 2009. Ray was a member of the American Legion Post #41 in Keokuk, and loved to collect guns and play the lottery. He was a private man but was always up for a joke or a visit from a friend, no matter how long it had been since he last saw them.
Ray is survived by his wife Brenda of Keokuk; four children: Lisa Stout Spence of Vacaville, California, Reynold (Sharon) Stout of Columbia, Missouri, Bonnie Stout of Canton, Missouri, and Leann (Andrew) Baum of Keokuk; two brothers: Roger (Judy) Kampsnider and Ronald (Val) Stout, both of California; twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Ray was preceded in death by two sisters.
Ray’s life will be celebrated with a graveside service at 2 pm on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at Keokuk National Cemetery in Keokuk, Iowa. Military honors will be rendered by the American Legion Post #41 and the United States Army. Family and friends will meet at DeJong-Greaves-Printy Funeral Home in Keokuk at 1:30 pm on Tuesday for a procession to the graveside.
Memorials may be directed to the American Legion Post #41.
Tributes and condolences may be left at www.dejongsfuneralhome.com. DeJong-Greaves-Printy Funeral Home of Keokuk is in charge of arrangements.