Robert “Kelley” Stout Jr., age 46, of Pigeon Forge, passed away Thursday, October 31, 2013.
He was born November 11, 1966 in Oak Ridge, the son of Robert Kelley Stout Sr., and Joyce Mae Adams Stout of Oak Ridge.
He grew up in Calvary Baptist Church of Oak Ridge and was a member of Batley Baptist Church in Oliver Springs. He was a well-known entertainer and singer in the Pigeon Forge area, performing at Classic Country, Kickin’ Country, Lumberjack Feud, Smoky Mountain Opry, Dixie Stampede and the Blackwood’s Breakfast Show.
His contagious laughter and fun loving attitude was a pleasure to all who ever knew him. He loved his children and his family with all his heart. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and riding his motorcycle.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by son and daughter, Elijah Grey Stout and Emma Lea Stout and their mother, Lori French, all of Dunlap; sisters, Gayle (Larry) Jones of Oak Ridge and Ginger Stout of Knoxville; nieces, Julie Jones (John) Monday of Knoxville,
Allison Jones (Daniel) Morgan of Oak Ridge and Geri Jones (Terry) Hopper of Clinton; several great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins and a host of extended family. He is also survived by a special friend, Suzette Nolan of Knoxville, and many other friends, too numerous to mention.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 3 with the Rev. Dr. Steve McDonald and Rev. Luke Kidwell officiating. A graveside service was held Monday at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family asks that any memorials be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, PO Box 11772, Knoxville, TN 37939.
Weatherford Mortuary of Oak Ridge was in charge of the arrangements. An on-line guestbook can be signed at weatherfordmortuary.com.