, Port Arthur, Texas

December 3, 2012

Frank Charles Stamps

The Port Arthur News


Frank Stamps

Sherman- Graveside services for Frank Charles Stamps will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday December 6 at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Bridge City, Texas. Mr. Stamps, 87, passed away Sunday December 2 at Texoma Medical Center.

Frank was born February 11, 1925 in Timpson, Texas 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 US Navy in February 1942 and proudly served in the South Pacific and China while aboard the USS Whitney and USS Guam. He was honorably 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 the Second Baptist Church and Fellowship Baptist Church, both of Bridge City.

He is survived by three daughters, Kathy Waldrip of Midlothian, Texas, 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, Texas; 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 6:00-8:00 PM Tuesday December 4 at Waldo Funeral Home. The register book can be signed online at