TOUT, Robert

TOUT, Robert Blackwell III, 59, of Bridgewater, VA, departed this life on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at his home after a brief battle with lung cancer.

He was born January 3, 1954 in Martins Ferry, OH, a son of the late Robert Tout, Jr., and the late Amy Tout.

Robbie is survived by his wife of 21 years, Jeri Koles Tout.

Also surviving are his brother, Keith (Vickie) Tout of Bridgeport, WV, his sisters, Sandra (Don) Donahue and Tamara (Jeff) Ashkettle, both of Tiltonsville, OH. and by several nieces and nephews who were very special to him.

Robbie was the librarian at Bridgewater College in Virginia for the past 11 years. He graduated from Warren Consolidated High School in Tiltonsville, OH in 1972 and went on to graduate class of 1979 at Ohio University with a BA in English. He later received his MA in English from Marshall University. He received his MLS in Library Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 1999. He then became the librarian at West Virginia State University in Institute, WV for a year before accepting the librarian position at Bridgewater College.

Robbie was a great man, as often stated, a gentle soul. He will be greatly missed by family, friends, and all those who had the pleasure of just simply knowing him.

There will be no services or visitation.