Edwin E. Westbrook

April 11, 2012

Richard L. Stout, 83, of Lady Lake, Fla., passed away surrounded by family on Easter Sunday (April 8, 2012).

He was born Dec. 16, 1928, to Paul and Lucille Stout of Delaware. Richard was a 34-year employee of Lockheed Martin as a missile mechanic at Cape Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center. He coached Little League for 14 years in Orlando and Union Park, Fla., and was the neighborhood “Dad” in Bonneville, Fla. He was an avid golfer and big game hunter. Richard was a member of St. Pauls Catholic Church in Leesburg, Fla. Richard was married for 57 years and one month to JoAnne Dolfinger of Delaware, who preceded him in death in 2008.

He is survived by daughters, Karen Sue (Stout) Harrington of Orlando, Fla., and Elizabeth Ann (Stout) Baron of Howey in the Hills, Fla.; three sons, David A. Stout of Lady Lake, Fla., Eric C. Stout of Celebration, Fla., and Robert P. Stout of Orlando, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Larry (Hazel) Stout of Summerfield, Fla.; and sisters, Rosemary (Stout) Martis and Dorothy (Stout) Acker of Delaware.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Paul Stout and Donald Stout; and sisters, Ann (Stout) Jones and Patty (Stout) Coffman.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at Lady Lake Cemetery, Lady Lake, Fla.