KEENE- Troy Lee Stamper went home to be with his Savior Jesus April 29, 2021. Troy was 81 years young, a loving husband, and father of four children.
Troy was born on October 20th, 1939, on the Beouf River in Hebert, Louisiana. Troy is the son of the late Glover Lee Stamper and the late Lessie Mae (Brockner) Stamper. He was the oldest of nine children. At the age of 18, Troy started a life of pipelining in 1957. He was a member of the International Operating Engineers. This occupation took Troy to almost every state in the nation, including work on the Alaskan Pipeline and pipelines in Canada and Trinidad. He teamed with his oldest son for many years and eventually had another son and grandsons and a nephew following in his boot steps. His last job landed him in New Jersey in the Summer of 2014, at nearly 75 years young.
On October 20, 1962 he married his beautiful wife of 58 years, Kay (Katherine) Arlene Poorman. Troy is survived by his wife, Kay and their four children, son Troy Douglas (Heather), twin boys Trevis Lee (Brenda), Tracy Lee and daughter Kristina Lynn (Scott) King, 16 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and one on the way, and 5 siblings.
Troy is preceded in death by his parents and 3 siblings LB, Bobby Joe and Kathy (Stamper) Patterson.
Troy worked hard his whole life and set the example of what family means. He taught others how to respect elders and family, work for what you get in life and how to keep it. He loved to tell stories of growing up in Louisiana and his days on the pipeline. He was ornery and had sayings that will continue for generations, the joke of “Wood Eye” “ Ain’t nothing finer, than a pipeliner!” and if he didn’t want to tell you where he was going he would tell you he was “Going to Ruston, to get a load of goats.”
Troy lived a full life, doing things “his way”. He enjoyed his occupation to the fullest, traveling with his wife and going to NASCAR races and on road trips. He enjoyed his winters and as much time as possible, sitting on his deck of their home away from home, on Woolen Lake, in Hebert Louisiana. He loved his family fiercely and having Sunday Breakfast every week, eating homemade biscuits. Troy is well known in the community for his “old cars”, and provided them for the Keene Memorial Day Parade for many years. He made sure his kids and grandchildren knew good music, like Johnny Horton, Hank Williams, Elvis and Johnny Cash and also good old- time gospel and instrumental artists like Ace Cannon.
Calling hours and viewing will be held Tuesday, May 4, 2021, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw. Cremation will take place following. Please follow local health measures in relation to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
A memorial service will take place outside at his son Troy Stamper’s home, 47023 TR 204 Coshocton, OH 43812, on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor David Hogg will officiate. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at the Keene United Methodist Church. There are no graveside services. Food and fellowship for all who wish to stay, will follow.
A live stream of the memorial will be available at service time at the bottom of this page for those unable to attend.
Memorial donations are suggested in Troy Stamper’s name to his two favorite charities: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105, and at stjude.org; or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516 Topeka, KS 66675-8516, and at support.woundedwarriorproject.org.
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