This week our family says goodbye to Joseph James Stout Sr., (Joe) a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. The Lord called him home on October 14, 2019 with his beautiful wife of 43 years, Denise Mascaro Stout at his side.
Joseph was born in Leonville, Louisiana, on April 3, 1944 to Joseph Cecil Stoot and
Edna Robin Stoot. He leaves behind a large family that will miss him deeply. His children Sherri Ann Stout, Joseph James Stout Jr (Cyndi), Pamela Dussor Behel, Stephanie Ann Wheelock (Tom), Stephen Joseph Stout Sr. His brother Wayne Anthony Stoot Sr. (Joan), 14 grandchildren Jeffrey Stout, Jennifer Pletsers, Joseph Stout III, Rebecca Clanton, Kevin Stout, Eric Dussor, Alan Dussor, Krista Hickman, Amanda Stutts, Erin Stout, Stephen Stout Jr., William Wheelock, Isabella Wheelock, and Bryce Stout, his god-daughter Mary Ann Badickino and 19 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Leroy John Stoot and Nelson Joseph Stoot.
A special thanks to his friends at the Lexington Senior Center for their companionship, The Renaissance Dialysis team for their care, Al and Barbara Schmidt for their friendship, and David Locker for his spiritual support, and Marlene Stout, his first wife, for her many years of friendship as an integral part of his family. Active and Honorary pallbearers are his grandsons who loved their grandfather dearly.
Born into a Catholic family, he had a long-standing relationship with God and was very blessed with his faith.
In 1993, Joe moved to the Shoals along with many members of his family.
He was an avid collector of all sorts of things. He could not pass up a good yard sale and loved collecting cameras, vintage items and rare finds.
Family was the pivotal essence of Joe’s life. He was proud to have started our large family and has been a major presence in the lives of his progeny. Known to his Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren as Paw Paw James, He loved hosting Christmas and the whole family attended.
He had many careers during his life of 75 years. He loved his country and served proudly as a sharpshooter in the U.S. Army National Guard Special Forces. He was an early entrepreneur and a partner at Big 3 Auto Sales on St Claude Ave in New Orleans. He was known there as “Honest Joe”. He also worked as a Power Plant Manager for Kaiser Aluminium in Chalmette Louisiana for almost 20 years. He loved his dog Rocky who spent many additional years on the road with him during his later career as a truck driver. He loved telling a joke and dedicated his retirement to making people smile.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Visitation at Colbert Memorial Chapel, 700 Hwy 43 South, Tuscumbia, Al. on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. On Thursday, October 17, 2019, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Michaels Catholic Church, 2851 County Road 30, Florence, AL near St Florian at 10:00 am. The visitation at St. Michaels begins at 9:00 am. Interment will be at Colbert Memorial Gardens following the mass.
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