October 23, 1990 – April 14, 2009

Zak Lee Stout

Zak Stout, 18, of Whitney passed away on April 14, 2009 following a automobile accident.Zak was born on October 23, 1990 in Cleburne, Texas, the son of Ronald and Brenda (Martin) Stout, Sr. He had lived in Whitney all his life and was a sophomore at Whitney High School. Active in the German Club, track, tennis and theater arts, Zak never backed down from a difficult task, always giving his best effort. He aspired to a career as a teacher. A member of Fort Graham Baptist Church, he was dedicated to his family and enjoyed spending time with them

This was A article that Zak wrote two weeks before he died, published on heiliom. This was found by his brother the same night he died.

What songs would you want played at your funeral Stout ‘Every Step I Take” by Diddy, “The Arms of an Angel” by Sarah McLaughlin, and “Wind Beneath My Wings”by Bette midler are just a few of the many great songs that your family members could play at your funeral, but what would YOU want to play at your funeral. It is your funeral any way. isn’t it? a song at a funeral should best reflect the one deceased; you. Who knows you best than you your self. So I recommend you put the songs in your will. I personally wouldn’t want any one to cry at my expense. That being said I would play songs that would create a sense of pleasant humor. I would play a little Weird All maybe some Tupac as a joke, and probably “Let the Bodies Hit the Floor” by Disturbed – to let people remember my sense of humor.I hope you have taken something from my little spill, until next time. End quote.

We honored Zak’s wishes, Zak and his best friend Brandon’s funeral was held at the Whitney high school gym. This was the same place that Zak made his confession of faith. Hundreds attended. And yes we played Zak’s song, it was A roar of lefter when the weird All started to play