Leon Fontaine Stamps, was a beloved husband, father, brother, church member and community member. Leon fell asleep in the Lord, May 26, 2021. He was born May 7, 1921 to the late Clara Caple and John Stamps in Blevins, Arkansas.
Leon graduated from Blevins High School, farmed and worked horses. He studied at Arkansas AM&N for two years then enlisted in the US Army. He was a WWII veteran. He worked as a custodian for Benton’s First United Methodist Church and operated a bus service for the Ralph Bunche community students. Leon received many community service awards including Ralph Bunche Community Service Award and the Benton-Bauxite Rotary Club Community Achievement Award.
Leon married Van Dora Golston on September 6, 1952. They raised their four children steadfast in the Christian faith. He was a long time faithful member of Johnson Street Church of Christ. A servant leader who led songs, taught Bible classes and served as bookkeeper and groundskeeper.
Leon leaves to cherish his memory: his wife of 68 years, Van: four children Sharran (Dennis) Hood of Grapevine TX; Winifred Stamps of Benton; Gerald (Debra) Stamps, Sr. of Marion AR; and Dr. Henry (Ametria) Stamps of Collierville TN: three grandchildren Gerald (Unique) Stamps II ; Elizabeth Chloe Hood; and Joseph Stamps and great-granddaughter Carrigan Stamps. He is also survived by brother James (Elizabeth) Stamps of Lakewood CO; sister Verla Lofton of Oakland CA and caretaker extraordinaire Terrell Anderson.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
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