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Dr Charles Walter Stout

June 1, 1932 — October 4, 2023


Dr Charles Walter Stout, age 91, of Asheboro NC, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2023. 
Dr Stout was born June 1, 1932, to Martha Eunice Tillotson Stout and Howard Walter Stout in High Point, North Carolina.  

Charles Stout spent his youth in High Point, growing up in a large home of an extended and loving family. They optimistically endured the Great Depression, WWII and its myriad challenges together.  Working odd jobs from the age of 8, he helped his family financially and excelled in school.  One of his favorite teachers mentored him in music and was a catalyst in his receiving a tuition scholarship to UNC. He received this scholarship in return for playing violin in the University orchestra. His senior year, he was asked to audition for the NC Symphony and chose to decline so he could go to Med School.  Dr Stout was the first in his family to finish high school and with his proud family in attendance, was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa from UNC with a Major in Chemistry and a Minor in History.  
In 1950, home from college and visiting a friend, Charles was talked into a blind date. He met the incomparable Barbara Ann Marshall and fell in love. After that first date, he “just knew”. They have been happily married for 66 years. 
After eight years at UNC attending Undergrad and Med School, Dr Stout began his medical career in the Army Medical Corps and was assigned to Letterman Army Hospital in San Francisco. He served active duty in the US Army from Aug 1957- July 1962 ending his commitment with a rank of Captain in Fort Jackson. He served another two years in the Inactive Reserves. 
In 1962, Dr Stout moved his young family one final time to Asheboro NC upon hearing a small town in central NC needed doctors. He set up a family practice in an office adjacent to the Car Drugs off Fayetteville St in north Asheboro. He remained here with his practice for 34 years until retirement in 1996.  He was dedicated to generations of families in the area. 
Active in the community, he served on the Board of Directors of First National Bank, on the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee and Administrative Board of First United Methodist Church, Co-chaired the fundraising and building foundations instrumental in erecting the Randolph Cancer Center and served as Chief of Staff of Randolph Hospital for 5 years.  
Doctor Stout’s extracurricular activities are varied. He enjoyed woodworking (making Grandfather clocks for each of his children). He found satisfaction in working in the yard and around the house. He liked cheering for the Tar Heels. He loved reading, listening to classical music, talking with his friends and being at the beach with his family. He was incredibly proud of his children and grandchildren. 
From early life, Charles Stout wanted to help and serve others.  Tuberculosis took his father when he was a baby and almost took his mother.  He never forgot or failed to appreciate all the family, teachers and friends in his life that raised and encouraged him. From this experience, he knew what he wanted to accomplish. Helping people was what he described as his calling. He certainly did it in abundance. 
The stories are varied and wide and come from friends, classmates, patients and of course, his family. “He was an all-around good man.”  “When you were sick, after he checked and diagnosed you, he would just pull up a chair and chat for a few minutes”.  “He is the nicest, kindest, most generous man and his concern was his patients.” 
When asked to describe success, Dr Stout’s answer was “A person has been a success if at the end of his life, he has the love and respect of his family.”      HE HAS IT.  
Dr Charles Stout is survived by his wife Barbara, his children Julia, Michael and Steven and their families: Julia Stout Dickerson and her husband Jody, grandson Charles Dyer, granddaughter Stephanie Dyer, Charles Michael Stout and his wife Jackie, Steven Marshall Stout and his wife Catherine, grandson Courtland Stout, grandson Shane Stout (wife Jessica). Other surviving family members include his brother Thomas Lee Slate (wife Sherry). 

The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 8, 2023 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 9, 2023 at 2:00 pm at First United Methdist Church, 224 North Fayetteville Street in Asheboro with Rev. Lynda Ferguson officiating.  Interment will be held at Randolph Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Randolph Hospital, 364 White Oak St., Asheboro, NC 27203 or First United Methodist Church, 224 N. Fayetteville St., Asheboro, NC 27203.


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Service Schedule

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Sunday, October 8, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Pugh Funeral Home - Asheboro

437 Sunset Ave. , Asheboro, NC 27203

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Funeral Service

Monday, October 9, 2023

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First United Methodist Church

224 N Fayetteville St, Asheboro, NC 27203

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Monday, October 9, 2023

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