Donald Lynn Stout, 73, of Russellville, died Thursday, March 16, 2023, at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville. Following a private committal in the new Chapel of Light, cremation arrangements were carried out under the direction of the J. Herman Humphrey Dignity Cremation Center. A memorial service is planned for Monday, March 20, 2023, at 10:00 AM, in Humphrey Funeral Chapel with family visitation preceding the service one hour prior.
The son of Robert and Mary Nell (Perdue) Stout, he was born February 3, 1950, in Levelland, Texas. He married Debbie (Cochran) Stout, on December 13, 1986 in Russellville.
Don was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Debbie; three daughters: Tracy Nyholm (Klas) of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Shelly Whitley of Greenbrier, Arkansas; and Rochelle Hamilton (Greg) of Roanoke, Texas; a son, Matthew Staggs of London, Arkansas; four grandchildren: Jayden Hamilton, Barrett Hamilton, Annika Nyholm & Brooklyn Whitley; and a sister, Sherry Stout of Conway, Arkansas.
Don was not only a family man dedicated to his wife, children and grandchildren, but he was also respected as a strong community servant who took pride in his hometown, working both professionally and civilly to improve it. The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of America captured Don’s heart when a chapter was opened in the River Valley in 1989. Don served on its Board of Directors for many years and chaired their annual fundraising event, “ValleyFest,” which raised tens of thousands of dollars annually for the Russellville club. He continued his community leadership through active involvement in the Russellville Kiwanis Club.
Don was a reputable project manager in the commercial construction business of the River Valley, spending more than 20 years with Keener Construction of Russellville. Bringing architectural conceptions to physical structures of elegance, beauty, and functional feasibility served Don’s sense of pride in the improvement of his community. He was a past president of the American Institute of Constructors (AIC), reflective of the confidence he held among his industry peers.
In his leisure time, nothing brought more joy & relaxation than for Don and Debbie to hookup the camper and head to their acreage at Tilley. Don loved to hunt deer, turkey, and duck while cooking with friends and family around the campfire. Long weekends, vacations, and holidays created many fond memories in the open air and solitude of his Tilley property. He invested more of his hunting interests as an avid member of Duck’s Unlimited and the Turkey Federation.
The family would like to encourage memorial donations be made to the Manna House of First United Methodist Church, 304 South Commerce, Russellville, Arkansas, 72801, as feeding the impoverished touched a special place of compassion in Don’s heart.
His internet obituary and online guestbook can be found at www.humphreyfuneral.com.
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Manna House - First United Methodist Church
304 South Commerce, Russellville AR 72801