Our husband, father, brother, and friend, Marc Eccles Stout (48), passed away from complications of the COVID-19 virus on July 8, 2020. Marc was born in El Paso, Texas, on May 28, 1972. When Marc was 4 years old, he was adopted into the Stout family by Gerald Stout and Jerralyn (Rigby) Drummond. The Stouts were thrilled to welcome a brother into their growing family in West Bountiful, Utah. The Stouts soon moved to Peterson were Marc grew up, made friends, was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and graduated from Morgan High School. Marc loved all big trucks and made a living driving semi-trucks locally and cross country.\n\nOn June 2, 2001, Marc married Christine Brooks and gained a step-daughter, Jaime Brooks. Together, Marc and Christine welcomed their two children: Taylor (19) and Jordan (13). Later he was so excited to be grandpa to Jamie’s baby, Hudson. Christine was Marc’s companion and the love of his life. They enjoyed going to the movies, camping, and jet skiing. Christine has fond memories of the six months they spent together over the road listening to country music, chatting, and Marc teaching her how to be a truck driver. Being a father was Marc’s greatest joy. He loved spending time with Taylor and Jordan fishing, watching tv, going on drives, and camping.\n\nMarc found joy in many things, from country music to sports. He was an avid reader and could talk to anyone about almost anything. He and his mom bonded through their love of reading. Nearly every time he went to mom’s house, they’d exchange books. They didn’t exchange book or two; they exchanged a box of books, thousands and thousands of dog eared, bathtub wrinkled, beloved reads exchanged hands over the years. A physical limitation prohibited Marc from participating in contact sports, but he was a great sports fan. He loved watching Bronco football, boxing fight nights, University of Utah sports, and motocross. He liked working his hands creating treasures, and listening to George Strait, his favorite artist.\n\nThe most important thing in Marc’s life was the relationships he had with family and friends. Marc loved to be with big family of 11 brothers and sisters. He loved hanging at mom’s house in Peterson, family dinners, riding motorcycles, shooting guns, and chatting by the campfire. It was not uncommon to get an unexpected phone call (sometimes at weird hours) from Marc as he passed through your town or was just thinking about you. His best friends were his brothers. He loved to get together with boys to go golfing, have sports-watching parties or simply visit and tease each other. He was such a good friend. If you were friends with Marc, you were his friend for life. So may people have reached out to say, “He was always so nice to me.” Marc could always tell a “remember when” story and make a personal connection with anyone he’d met.\n\nMarc suffered a great deal of physical pain during his entire life. He was born with hip and leg abnormalities that caused him tremendous pain, especially in adulthood. He had two major surgeries on his hip, survived an accident where much of his upper body had 3rd degree burns; had carpal tunnel; and recently had a fall that resulted in surgery to repair a badly fractured leg. Despite living with a lot of pain, Marc was generous in helping others. He was always helping friends, neighbors, and family. He would pick up hitchhikers, help haul away trash to the land fill, take a friend to an appointment, or help his mom. If he had a treat or a snack, he would say “Do want some? Here you can have it.” He would go without to make someone else happy.\n\nMarc is survived by his wife, Christine Brooks; his children, Taylor and Jordan, all of Harrisville; his step-daughter, Jamie Brooks and grandbaby, Hudson Skinner. He is also survived by his parents, Gerald (Marilyn) Stout, and Jerralyn (Al) Durmmond, of Peterson; his nine siblings and their spouses; many nieces and nephews; and numerous friends.\n\nMarc is proceeded in death by his brother, Adam Woodruff Stout, brother Jonathan Fuller Stout, brother-in-law, Aaron Page, sister-in-law, Cindy Candland; and grandpatents Alden and Eleen Rigby and Woodruff and Louise Stout.\n\nDue to restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, family and friends may pay their respects on July 27, 2020 from 10:30 to 11:30 at Provident Funeral Home, 3800 South Washington Blvd. Ogden, Utah. A graveside service will be held in Peterson Cemetery, Peterson, Utah at 12 pm on the same day. Please practice social distancing and wearing masks.\n\nIn lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to a go-fund me account created to support his family during this challenging time or donate to the Utah Adoption Exchange, and organization that supports children in the foster care system who are looking for loving homes. The most meaningful tribute to Marc would be help a neighbor or contact an old friend.