December 8, 2021

Victim named in Tully incident; Services to be held Monday

Services are Monday for the Suit-Kote Corp. worker who died Wednesday while working on Route 80 in Tully.

A memorial service for Jeffrey A. Stout, 41, of N. Fulton St., Homer will be 11 a.m. Monday at Donald L. Barber Funeral Home on Route 11 in Homer, according to Stout’s obituary. A celebration of life ceremony will follow from noon to 3 p.m. at the Homer American Legion on South Main Street in Homer.

Stout died from injuries he sustained after being hit by a dump truck while working at the construction site in Tully.

Onondaga County sheriff’s deputies responded at 1:27 p.m. to Route 80 and Woodmacy Road for a report of an accident involving a construction vehicle.

A 65-year-old Cortland man, also a Suit-Kote employee, was backing up a 2005 Western Star dump truck on Route 80 in a construction zone and struck Stout, who was directing traffic, deputies said.

Stout was seriously injured and was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, police said.

Stout was a traffic foreman for the company, where he had worked since 2006. Suit-Kote officials could not be reached for comment this morning. The company’s headquarters are located in Polkville.

Route 80 between Vespar and Long roads was closed to traffic until around 7 p.m. Wednesday while members of the sheriff’s department investigation team processed the scene.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

Stout is survived by his father, Donald W. Stout of Morrisville, North Carolina.; his stepfather, Richard Breidinger of Homer; his girlfriend, Rachel Parker of Homer; two daughters, Jade and Kylie Stout; and a stepson, Cayleb Leonard. Also surviving is his grandmother, Edith Harter of Homer; a sister, Rachael Stout and Chad Thornton of Homer; brother, Jason and Shannon Stout of Cortland; a nephew, Tydyn Thornton; two nieces, Olivia and Emma Stout as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Stout was predeceased by his mother, Debra I. Harter Breidinger, in 2009.

A trust is being set up for his children and contribution can be given to Rachel Stout, 35 Prospect St., Homer.

“He was a hard worker and put the love of his family and children above all else,” his obituary states.�����