Benjamin "Ben" Fred Stout was born in Trail, Oklahoma, on New Years' Day 1928, to Benjamin Albert and Cordelia Haynes Stout. He departed this life on December 29, 2019, just days short of his 92nd birthday.Ben attended grade school in Trail and graduated from Leedey High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army and was a Paratrooper with the 44th Army Airborne Division during the Korean Conflict, serving in South Korea and on missions inside North Korea. He spent additional time with the Army in Georgia, Kentucky and California.After his honorable discharge from the Army, he worked as a truck driver and thoroughly enjoyed traveling the highways of the United States. After his tenure as a truck driver, he became an employee of Dewey County, where he operated heavy equipment and worked on a road crew for almost 30 years and from which he retired in 1988. During his time with Dewey County, he also farmed cotton and wheat and ranched. He continued farming and ranching after his retirement from Dewey County. Ben retired from farming and ranching after a serious ranching accident in 2006.Ben married Betty Ferguson Stout on November 16, 1956 in Leedey, Oklahoma. Their daughter and only child, Lu Ann Stout Margo was born in 1957. Ben and Betty lived in Leedey until they moved to Oklahoma City in 2012 to be near their daughter and closer to medical care.Ben is preceded in death by his parents and his older brother Henry Albert Stout. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Betty Stout, his daughter Lu Ann Stout Margo and son-in-law, Craig Margo.Ben will be remembered for his love of his wife and daughter, his love of the outdoors and livestock, his desire to help others and his dry humor. He will be deeply missed by those who knew him.A special thanks to Dolores with Mercy Hospice Care and to the caregivers with Laura Lynn's Home Health Care for the kind and compassionate care provided over the past few months.A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Smith & Kernke N. May Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Leedey Rural Fire Association at P.O. Box 84, Leedey, OK 73654 or the Leedey Ambulance Service at P.0. Box 232, Leedey, OK 73654.