Opelousas – A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Harold Stout, age 93, on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. in Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Opelousas with Reverend Msgr. Keith J. DeRouen as the celebrant. Rite of Committal and interment will follow in the Bellevue Memorial Park in Opelousas.
Mr. Stout, a longtime resident of Opelousas, died on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at Prompt Succor Nursing Home in Opelousas. He was born on May 1, 1924. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
As a young man, Mr. Stout owned and operated the Town Theater in Washington, LA, worked for the LA Artificial Breeders Association and sold life insurance. In the early stages of World War II, he joined the Merchant Marines. Mr. Stout became a Merchant Marine seaman who retired as a Captain of Merchant Marine vessels. During his career, he served this country alongside our U. S. Military during war times. He served during World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, and during Desert Storm.
Mr. Stout was a member of the Opelousas Elks Lodge 1048 and the VFW. He enjoyed raising his fall and spring gardens. Mr. Stout loved cooking barbeque and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his 5 children: Keith and Georgia Stout of Opelousas; Glenn and Mona Stout of Opelousas; Karen Stout Richard (Douglas) of Lawtell; Jeffery and Sharon Stout of Houston; and Christopher and Ken Stout of Dallas. He is also survived by his sister, Julia Mae Stout Ardoin (Tookie) of Baton Rouge; and by 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Deville Stout; his parents, Valrie and Julia Stout; and his siblings, Jake Stout, Earl Stout, Newton Stout, Hilda Stout Joubert, Elva Stout Sonnier, George Stout, Joyce Stout Dejean, and Gladys Stout Tate.
Visiting hours will be observed at the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas on Friday, January 26, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. On Saturday, the funeral home will reopen at 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The Elks Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday evening followed by the Rosary Service at 6:30 p.m. by Deacon Sammy Diesi in the funeral home.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Prompt Succor Nursing Home for the wonderful medical care which was given to Mr. Harold during his time of need.
Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.
LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas, 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA, 70570 (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
My sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time and the days ahead (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)
I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR OF HAROLD'S DEATH. HE WAS LIKE A BROTHER TO ME WHILE I LIVED WITH UNCLE VALERIE AND AUNT JULIA. i AM UNABLE TO BE WITH ALL OF YOU AT THIS SAD TIME BUT YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
ELSIE B. GUILLORYOPELOUSAS, LA
So sorry to hear of your loss my deepest sympathies to the family Zelmire Stoute, wife of the late Leroy Stoute
Zelmire StouteMetairie, LA
Mr. Stout lived for 93 years. Psalms 90:10 says “Seventy is the sum of our years, or eighty, if we are strong.” Yet that does not compare to eternal life promised at John 3:16. God gave Jesus “the keys of death” to use in releasing mankind from the grave (Rev 1:18). One notable example is where Jesus raised his dear friend Lazarus to life on earth after 4 days in the grave (John 11:40-44). Now see yourselves in a future paradise earth once separated by death, welcoming Mr. Stout back into your arms! Learn more at jw.org. May the promises of God bring peace to your hearts. My sincere condolences to the family.
Jeanette SaundersWashington, DC
He will be missed. All my prayers are with you and yours. God Bless you all.
Floyd PollanTerrell, TX
Prayers to for Uncle Harold and his family. I remember him as a kind and caring man. As a child I believed he could take care of the World.
Monica Joubert SoileauCrowley, LA
Our deepest sympathy to Mona & Glenn and family,Love Lebon & Jeanette
Lebon & Jeanette SimoneauxOpelousas, LA
So sorry for y'all loss. I loved Uncle Harold and Aunt Grace very much. I can remember all the good times we all had together.
Charline and Jon ThomasPine Prairie, LA