Alfred Ollen Fout, 97, of Big Clifty passed away peacefully Thursday March 19th, 2020 at Tender Touch Assisted Living in Elizabethtown, KY.
He was born October 10th, 1922 in Vian, OK. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Helen Lack Fout.
He is survived by their 4 children Nancy Perry of Big Clifty, KY, Kay (Ray) Knight of Carlinville, IL, Judy (Jerry) Smith of Cecilia, KY, and James “Terry” (Sonjia) Fout of Cecilia, KY, as well as 8 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.
Alfred was a proud military veteran who gave his dedicated service to both the Army and Army Reserves for 34 years where he retired as a Master Sergeant. He continued his career in civil service which he later retired from, as well. He served in World War 2 in the South West Pacific theater and was one of the few remaining World War 2 veterans at the time of his passing.
Alfred was a 40-year resident of the Hardin Springs area in Hardin County, KY where he lived with his wife, Helen, and enjoyed farming, fishing, hunting, and tinkering on their 100 acres. He spent many, many hours with his subsequent generations working with and teaching them in these same endeavors with particularly fond memories from family members of “Grandpa’s Pond” where he was a wiz with a fly rod. He was an extremely proud American and “Okie” and he could be regularly seen in his signature cowboy hat and cowboy boots. Alfred never knew a stranger and was lovingly well-known locally as “Mr. Fout,” and could often be found taking care of the needs of others no matter the sacrifice.
In accordance with government regulations, a private graveside service was held at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Big Clifty with Bro. Tim Dennis officiating.
Rogers-Oller Funeral Home in Clarkson is in charge of the arrangements.
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