The couple were married on Sept. 10, 1955, in Chilhowie, Va.
Mr. Stout retired from East Tennessee State University as vice president of student affairs.
Mrs. Stout is the former Elizabeth Lynn Echols. She is a retired private piano teacher.
The couple have two children, Jenny Benton of Johnson City, and Benton Stout and wife Lynn of Maryville; two nephews, Douglas Janz and Gregory Janz of Johnson City; and two grandchildren, Tara and Grace.