Mr. Gene Stamper, 86, passed away on Friday, March 24 at his residence.
He was born in Kimbrell, Kentucky on February 17, 1931 to Henry and Sarah Elizabeth Abney Stamper.
Gene worked on the Pennsylvania Railroad before entering the US Army on Nov. 13, 1952. He was a combat veteran of the Korean War, serving in Co. G of the 224th Infantry Regiment. He returned home to build greenhouses and later worked in the door division of Johnson Sheet Metal and the casket stamping division of Amedco, Inc. Gene used to drive race cars on the local dirt tracks. He loved to fish and hunt.
Gene will be missed by his wife, the former Dorothy Riley; daughter & son-in-law, Vicki & Paul Mallory; daughter-in-law, Terry Ann Riley; sons & daughters-in-law, Terry & Mickey Stamper, Edwin & Tamara Riley and Robert & Loretta Edwards; twelve grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents; son, Duane Riley, five sisters and five brothers.
The family would like to thank Henry Co. Home Care and Henry Co. Hospice for their tender and loving care of our husband and father.
Geneâs life will be celebrated at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Military rites will be delivered by the Wayne County Honor Guard.
Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 5635 West 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278 or online at www.donate.cancer.org .