Bud Stout (July 16, 1942 - August 20, 2023)

In loving memory of
Bud Stout
  • July 16, 1942
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  • August 20, 2023

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Greetings from Bud Stout. If you are reading this, you will be aware that I have passed. This information to follow I share as my farewell.

Born in Louisville, KY on July 16, 1942, Graduated from Male High School and served in the U.S. Army. After Army discharge, I graduated from Murray State University, where I met my wife Nancy Ryan Stout. Together, we enjoyed many wonderful years and amazing adventures over 51 years together.

We produced a wonderful son, Lee Stout, who unfortunately, due to a mountain climbing accident, has predeceased me. He has been greatly missed.

My wife and I have lived in The Villages since 2002. I have enjoyed supporting my wife in the management of the Villages Rose Club. Her dedication to growing roses has always been a joy to me.

My other involvements in the Villages have been numerous…Founder, Past President and member for life of the Villages Table Tennis Club. Founder and Past President of The Villages Mini Cooper Car Club. Past President and member for life of The Villages Bonsai Club. Additionally, I was a member of The Villages Computer Club, The Photography Club, and The Woodworkers Club. 

I am grateful to the terrific people at Cornerstone Hospice for their heartfelt care and compassion for both Nancy and me. 

So you see, I have been busy. It is my time to rest. I will miss all of you.

Farewell. Look For The Joy.  Arrangements entrusted with BALDWIN BROTHERS Funeral & Cremation Society-Spanish Springs, 352-430-1449.  Sentiments are encouraged at www.baldwincremation.com

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  1. Donna Woods says:
    24 Nov 2023
    Nancy, I am so very sorry for your loss. Holidays make it that much harder. May your memories bring you comfort & peace.

  2. Donna Woods says:
    24 Nov 2023
    Nancy, I am so very sorry for the loss of your husband. At this time of year, it makes loss even harder. May your memories bring you comfort & peace.

  3. Lynda Feustel - Villages Recreation & Parks Department lit a candle:
    05 Sep 2023
    Lit since September 5, 2023 at 9:28:18 AM

  4. David says:
    02 Sep 2023
    Bud, what can I say about Bud that hasn't already been said? Bud & I shared a passion: bonsai. That is what introduced us to each other. At the time, Bud was president of the Villages Bonsai Club and I was the owner of a local Bonsai nursery called D&L. As we shared our passion for bonsai over the years our friendship grew. Bud was also very instrumental in helping D&L become the nursery it is today. I believe I can honestly say that without his help and advice D&L might not be present today. I will always be ever so grateful for that, but mostly I will always cherish our friendship. We had a way of challenging each other on ideas of creating a bonsai that lead to us both being better artists. THANK YOU!! Bud, you will always be in my heart and head every time I sit down to create a tree.

  5. Patricia Waldron lit a candle:
    02 Sep 2023
    Lit since September 2, 2023 at 9:41:53 PM

  6. Mandy says:
    02 Sep 2023
    Big brother - I have so many fond memories of you and Nancy....both in Louisville and Florida. Your beautiful yard in Louisville, the visits to the beach, Florida fresh water springs, Twistee Treat, music on the square. I also lived through you via your pictures of your adventures in the world. Remember the travels of the yellow Mini Cooper around the world? Bike rides? I can't even put in words how much I will miss you, but do find joy knowing that one day we will all be reunited in glorious light. Each morning, the hummingbird that visits me lets me know you are now living your best life full of joy and pain and worry free. Mandy

  7. Carol Green says:
    02 Sep 2023
    My husband Barry and I met Bud and Nancy at the Marion County Rose Society. Nancy and I clicked immediately. We were both organized and passionate about what we were doing with the society. Overtime we got to know Bud and we spent many wonderful hours with both of them. Barry and I look for character in those we share our lives with. Bud and Nancy were of the highest character. We liked and respected both of them. When my husband‘s health began to fail, and we had to step away from our rose society activities but were able to stay in touch through The Villages Rose club emails that Nancy sent out. I believe we have Bud to thank for most of the photography and for the book he and Nancy prepared. Their’s was a unique and special relationship and they had many wonderful years together. As my husbands health declined we chose to deal with privately. I know Nancy and Bud felt the same way. Far better to be remembered in the wonderful ways shown in the photographs Nancy shared. Bud is no longer suffering. The pain of loss will fade…..gradually….and be replaced with good memories. My thoughts and heartfelt wishes for peace go out to Nancy and all who knew and loved Bud.

  8. Andrew S Waldron says:
    01 Sep 2023
    Bud was my Uncle. He and Nancy are part of my earliest memories and have been such an important presence in my life for many decades.

    Bud was always someone I looked up to and admired, and I tried to learn from him everything I could.

    Wether it was sharing a corny joke, our appreciation for travel and new experiences, or his guidance in bonsai, the joy he brought to my life will be dearly missed but also deeply cherished.

    There are so many reminders of you and the memories we created that even though you are now gone you are still everywhere.

    Anna and I love and miss you.


  9. Ray Henderson says:
    28 Aug 2023
    I only knew Bud during my senior year at Murray State. I was in the Fall '69 Epsilon pledge class KyE, Sigma Phi Epsilon. Bud gave me a bit of a hard time during my pledge semester but in his good natured way he came to welcome me into the brotherhood. Blessings and Peace to Nancy and family.

  10. Ray Henderson lit a candle:
    28 Aug 2023
    Lit since August 28, 2023 at 8:28:27 PM

  11. Allan Grogan lit a candle:
    27 Aug 2023
    Lit since August 27, 2023 at 8:16:09 PM

  12. Allan Grogan says:
    27 Aug 2023
    Good bye ole Friend. We first became Sig Ep Brothers at Murray State but we developed friendship that lasted 53 years. You have given me a wealth of great memories and I thank you for them all.
    Your Sense of humor was unmatched as well as your generosity to others. You and Nancy had a great life together and she was the perfect wife for you.
    The world is a little less bright today but Heaven shines much brighter with you there. Your time with us has come to an end but now it is time to rest and receive God’s rewards for being the wonderful person that we all loved.

  13. Barbara and Joe Violanti says:
    27 Aug 2023
    We were sorry to hear about Bud. We will keep both of you in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. Linda Rush says:
    23 Aug 2023
    Bud..So glad Mike
    and I had the honor of being back door neighbors with you and Nancy, became lifetime friends and that you and Mike and Lee will reunite in Heaven where there is no pain, only joy. Blessings, Linda

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