Saturday, November 6, 2010

Edward Randall Stout, United States Air Force Veteran

Edward Randall Stout, United States Air Force Veteran

Edward Stout was born December 4, 1942 and died October 26,2010 at the age of 67.  Edward was murdered at his home in a rural area east of Austin, Texas.

Edward proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and was a Vietnam Veteran.  He achieved the rank of Sergeant during his service. 

At the time of his death, Edward was actively involved in the Texas Association of Vietnam Veterans.  Every Thanksgiving and Christmas he fried turkeys for residents of the Veteran Hospitals at Kerrville and Temple.  He was known by all as a man of honor, courage and heart.

During the 1980’s Edward was an Air Traffic Controller at the Jefferson Airport.  He was instrumental in the start up of the Hill Country Flyer in Austin.

A Service of Celebration of the Life of Edward Stout was held on November 4, 2010 at the Memorial United Methodist Church in Austin, Texas, which included full military honors by an Air Force Honor Guard.

Edward’s flag draped coffin was delivered to the Church in a funeral coach.  The coffin was removed from the coach and transferred to a rolling funeral bier by six fellow veterans.  On hand to honor this veteran were the Patriot Guard Riders who formed a line of American flags as the coffin was moved into the church.   They then formed a line of flags at the entrances to the church to welcome the arriving family and friends.

Left to cherish Edward’s memory are his former wife, Kay, two daughters, five grandsons, two sisters and many other dear family, friends and fellow veterans.

Amazing Grace
How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

‘twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!


  1. Solid post, Major. You all do important, difficult job. Thanks. RIP Mr. Stout.

  2. Thank you for the article on Ed Stout. Ed was my brother-in-law for 34 years and I know what a great person he was and it is nice to know there were plenty of people who knew that too.
    I was unable to attend his funeral but after reading your article I felt like I was there.
    Thank you for that. Today, Ed would have turned
    68 years old. Happy Birthday Ed. Rita Hardy