Funeral services for James Virgil Stout, 66, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Gentryville Church of God, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Stout left this world for a better one at 3:16 a.m., Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Ozarks Medical Center.
He was born November 20, 1950, at Mountain Grove, Missouri, to Byron Virgil Stout and Pearl Emogene Parker Stout; he was the oldest of five children. On October 12, 2002 he married his best friend, Gala. Jim enjoyed country music and often played the guitar and sang in a band and jam sessions. He also enjoyed motorcycles. Jim liked working with his hands and loved to make things from wood as a hobby. In his life he worked as a truck driver and saw mill equipment operator. He will be very much missed by the family and friends who loved him.
He is survived by his wife, Gala, of the family home; two sons, Michael Stout and wife, Constance, Springfield, Missouri and Dustin Stout and wife, Hillary, Ava, Missouri; one daughter, Casey Rackley and husband, Brian, West Plains, Missouri; three step-daughters, Heather Shotts and husband, Calvin, Kahoka, Missouri, Tiffany Short and husband, Troy, Doniphan, Missouri and Christina Plachy, West Plains; eight grandchildren, Austin Freeland, Evan Collins, Chandler Stout, Kimberly Stout, Dodge Stout, Dillon Stout, Haylea Taylor and husband, Kyle and Connor Rackley; one very, very special granddaughter, Stephanie McClure; six great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren, Lane, Phillip, Addyson, Aubrie, Kaydence and Evie; two brothers, Dean Stout and wife, Nancy, Drury, Missouri and Terry Stout and wife, Pam, Mountain Home, Arkansas; two sisters, Mary Mayberry and husband, Ted, Dora, Missouri and Robin Currier, Drury, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews.
His parents, one son, Kevin Adams and one grandson, Kenneth Stout, preceded him in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Gentryville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.