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Victor L. Stamps

Godfrey | Sunday, April 25 2010

Victor L. Stamps, 86, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 25, 2010 at Edwardsville Nursing and Rehab.

Born May 9, 1923 in Jersey County, he was the son of George Leslie and Amelia (Zahn) Stamps. He retired on May 1, 1983 as a pricing manager for Union Pacific Railroad after 36 years of service. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a member of the VFW Post 1308 and the Alton Eagles #254.

On March 31, 1956 in Hernando, MS, he married the former Helen Ruth Pickerel. She survives. Also surviving are two sisters; Edith Ernst and husband Walter of Minnesota and Lucille Sibley of Austin, TX, a niece Barbara Allen of Dorsey and several other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers; Kermit, Albert and Loyal Stamps.

Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton where funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Reverend Andre’ Dobson will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville with military honors by the VFW Post 1308.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or to a charity of choice.


Obit Provided By:
Gent Funeral Home

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