Graveside services for Frank Stamps will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, Dec. 6, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Bridge City. Mr. Stamps, 87, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, at Texoma Medical Center.
Frank was born Feb 11, 1925 in Timpson, Tx., to the late Fred and Amy (Stilley) Stamps. He was named after his uncle Frank Stamps, the founder and lead singer of the original gospel singing Stamps Quartet. He joined the U.S. Navy in Feb. 1942, and proudly served in the South Pacific and China while aboard the USS Whitney and the USS Guam. He was honorable discharged in 1945.
Frank worked as a pumper for Texaco for over 40 years and was actively involved in their union. He moved to Grayson County in 2005 where he enjoyed gardening and woodworking in his retirement. He was a former deacon at Second Baptist Church and Fellowship Baptist Church, both in Bridge City.
He is survived by three daughters, Kathy Waltrip of Midlothian, Susan Meyer and her husband, Fred of Sherman, and Janice Renee Stamps Anderson of Sherman; one son, David Earl Stamps of Houston; nine grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; one brother, Virgil Stamps and his wife, Ann, of Houston; two sisters in law, Avis Stamps of Timpson and Elizabeth Stamps, of Round Rock; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Shirley (Garner) Stamps and one son, Jack Stamps.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Waldo Funeral Home. The register book can be signed online at