Bradley Sean Stout "Brad", 55, formally of Tuscola, IL, peacefully passed away on Monday March 6, 2017 at his home in Effingham, IL.
Brad was born July 11, 1961 in Bend, OR to Audris Weber "Webb" Stout and Raynie Pauline (Polly) Stout.
He will be deeply missed by his sisters Kathleen (Frank) Newstrom of Gallatin Gateway, MT and Kelli Hanners of Atwood, IL, nieces Desiray (Jeff) Young of Wheaton, IL and Katrina Hanners, Tolono, IL. Also Great Nephews Matthew & Ryan Young and Great Niece Morgan Young and his cat Jasmine.
Brad graduated from Tuscola Community High School in 1979 then moved to Tioga, ND where he worked in the Oil Fields. He joined the U.S. Army in 1986 and was stationed in Hawaii where he bought his first Triumph motorcycle. Later he moved back to Tuscola and worked construction. He was a resourceful man of many talents, enjoyed playing guitar, jamming with his friends and playing golf. He was an avid Rolling Stones fan, at one point during his vagabond years he ran away and joined the traveling carnival only because they happened to have a Rolling Stones Ride that caught his eye. His later years were spent traveling from state to state working as a construction worker and welder. Brad was also known for eclectic collections of art work, record albums and books. He was an avid sports fan and even though he was not a Cubs fan he wore his hat and cheered them on in honor of his mom.
He is preceded in death by his parents Webb Stout and Polly Stout, his brother Michael Wayne Stout and brother in law Dale E. "Flash" Hanners.
In honor of Brad's wishes a gathering of family and friends will take place this July around his birthday.
Words of sympathy for the family can be mailed c/o Kelli Hanners, P.O. Box 363, Atwood, IL 61913.
Brad was a friend to many and a favorite saying from a Jewish proverb also quoted from his dad "I always felt sorry for myself because I had no shoes until I met a man with no feet".
Published on March 13, 2017