BUTLER — Chester “Tilley” Stout, 89, Butler, passed away Monday March 26, 2012, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
A native of Johnson County, he was a son of the late George and Elsie Nave Stout. He was a World War II Navy Veteran.
Mr. Stout graduated from East Tennessee State College and pursued predoctural studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He began his career in 1952 as an educator at Doe Elementary School, Mountain City, where he served as teacher and principal and basketball coach.
He furthered his career, beginning in 1962, as a college instructor in the Earth Science Department at East Tennessee State University, providing 38 years of service until his retirement in 2000.
He was an avid gardener.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Rainbolt Hilton Stout, January 28, 2000.
He attended Little Doe Baptist Church.
Survivors include three children: Gary Hilton, Butler, and Hilda Stout Dugger, of the home, and Mona Stout, Johnson City; Two Grandchildren: Tori Stout, Johnson City, and Eric Stout and his wife, Veronica, of Elizabethton.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2012, in Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, with Mr. Dennis Hamm officiating.
Interment will follow in Monte Vista Memorial Park, Johnson City. Military Honors and Pallbearers will be provided by the Carter County Honor Guard. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Dr. David Fanner, Jim Rainbolt, Clayton Brown, Ray Stout, Sam Stout, Jerry Stout, Steve Dugger, Larry Bobbitt and Larry Potter.
The family will receive friends from 12 to 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence.
The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to Amedisys Home Health Care and to Gail Miller for all her care and being a special friend, also to Gerald Steven Dugger and Teresa Moretz for their help.
Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton is in charge.