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Clarence Raymond Stout Jr., 87, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Altus. He was born Sept. 15, 1925, in Jackson County, near Duke, to Clarence R. and Libby (Thornton) Stout. Raymond graduated from the Victory School System.

Raymond enlisted in the US Army on Sept. 27, 1944, serving in the First Calvary. He served in the Philippine Islands as a foot soldier for about one year. He was on board a ship anchored in the bay at Japan (ready to disembark) when the US and Japan signed the peace treaty. Raymond served with the occupation forces in Japan for one year and was discharged Nov. 17, 1946 at Fort Sam Houston.

After proudly serving his country, Raymond continued his education. He attended Altus Junior College before attending Southwestern College in Weatherford where he received his Bachelors Degree in Education in January 1950. In July of 1953, Raymond received a Masters Degree in Administration from Oklahoma University.

Raymond taught school in Roosevelt and Hooker, and at Pampa, Texas. He then joined Civil Service and served as an instructor and in Personnel Management until his retirement in 1981.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary (Talbot) Stout; one daughter, Laquita Halverson and husband Shelby of Sylacauga, Ala.; on son, Steven R. Stout of Altus; grandsons, Bryce Halverson and wife Jessica, Brock Halverson and wife JJ, and Brent Halverson and wife Ashley; great-grandchildren, Emma Kate, Laura, Orion and Logan; two brothers, Leroy Stout and Don Stout; and by many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Joyce Miranda.

Services have been scheduled for 11 a.m., Monday at Lowell-Tims Chapel with the Rev. David Player officiating. Interment will follow in the Victory Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.

Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association 1449 Medical Park, Birmingham, AL 35213 or to the Alzheimers Association PO Box 64421, St. Paul, MN 55164-0421

On-line tributes can be made to the family at www.lowell-tims.com

Web-cast of the service may be seen starting at 10:58 a.m. on Monday by logging onto www.lowell-tims.com, click on obituaries then on Raymond Stouts obituary. There will be a red button inviting you to join the service on Web-Cast.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today, Sunday, Oct. 28.
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