James D. Stamper
MOUNT VERNON — James D. Stamper, 66, of Teryl Drive, Mount Vernon, passed away Monday, April 21, 2008, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 8, 1942, in Portsmouth to the late Leland and Mary Le Monne (Maddy) Stamper. James worked for the Mohican Juvenile Correctional Facility in Mansfield and Pittsburgh Plate Glass in Mount Vernon. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Silver Rose. James recently served as a commissioner for the Knox County Joint Veterans Council. He was a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, American Legion Post 136, New Marine Corps League and was a lifelong member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans. James was very active with the Mount Vernon Players and was a 22-year member and speaker for Alcoholics Anonymous.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Babcock) Stamper; two stepchildren, Shawn Allen of Mesa, Ariz., and Melissa Allen of Mount Vernon; two stepgrandchildren, Bryndon and Aaron Allen; two brothers, Ronald (Linda) Stamper of Alexandria and Robert (Patricia) Stamper of Alexandria; a sister, Leah (David) Geiger of Mount Vernon and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 2 p.m. where friends may call one hour prior. Pastor Lloyd Miller will be officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.