John Edward Stout, 78, Wabash, died at 3:06 a.m., Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
He was born Nov. 16, 1937 in Delaware County to Archie and Rachel (Downen) Stout. John married Janet Sue Sayers in Anderson, Indiana on Aug. 29, 1959; she died Nov. 22, 1996.
John graduated from Peru High School in 1959. He then attended Indiana Business College for two years. He worked for Ford Meter Box 49 1/2 years until he retired in 2008. He loved to fish, was an avid golfer and bowler, and a 50-year member and former president and secretary of the Wabash Bowling Association. He was also a member of the Friends Church and the Moose Lodge, both of Wabash.
He is survived by his two sons: Gary Wayne (Kelly) Stout and John Keith (Robin) Stout, both of Wabash; six grandchildren: Christopher Stout, Ashley Stout, both of Wabash; Bethonie Stout of South Bend; and Misti Stout, Justin Tackett, and Scott Kelly, all of Wabash; 13 great grandchildren; his brother, James O. (Bonnie) Stout of Macy; and his sister, Etta Mae (Cliff) Bottomfield of Fawnskin, Calif.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Terry and Robert Stout, five brothers, and one sister.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Friday, July 1, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with David Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery Mexico, Indiana. Friends may call Thursday, 4-8 p.m. and there will be a Moose Twilight Service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.