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Visitation

Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara
Monday August 30th, 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Graveside Service

South Kern Cemetery District (Arvin Cemetery)
Tuesday August 31st, 2021
10:00am

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W.C. STAMPES

W.C. Stampes was born in Durant, Oklahoma on September 4, 1939 and passed away at his home in Bakersfield, California on August 22, 2021 surrounded by his loving wife and family.  W.C. and his family came to California and settled in the Sunset Labor Camp. He married the love of his life, Gwen, and they remained married for 61 years.

W.C. Stampes shared his Christian values, love, loyalty, generosity, and integrity. He was an active believer of Jesus Christ and devoted Christian. He gave numerous hours witnessing to others and serving God as a church usher, musician, and faithful member. He attended Canyon Hills Assembly of God church for many years.

He faithfully participated in the Kern County Dust Bowl Days Festivals with his large collection of artifacts. He proudly served in The United States Army.

He is survived by his wife, children, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

He will be greatly missed.

Viewing will be held on Monday, August 30 at Doughty-Calhoun-O’Meara, 1100 Truxtun Ave. from 5-7 p.m.  Flowers can be delivered to Doughty-Calhoun-O’Meara on August 30.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 31 at South Kern Cemetery District (Arvin Cemetery), 15543 S Vineland Road.

Due to COVID, if you need to sit down, please bring your own chair.


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W.C. and I went to Vineland Schools together then to Arvin HIGH. We remained in contact & he made sure I received notices of HS Reunions. Wonder if you knew he & I sang in a quartet for assemblies. My wife learned this while attending a reunion.
Gods gave me the opportunity to share the impact WC had with my acceptance of Christ. Truly he shared his faith as God's word says believers should be doing. He signed my yearbook 'Best of luck, be careful, I will see you around maybe. Thanks a lot for everything a friend always. W.C."

KEN WALKER Aug 28 2021 12:00 AM

W.C. and I went to Vineland Schools together then to Arvin HIGH. We remained in contact & he made sure I received notices of HS Reunions. Wonder if you knew he & I sang in a quartet for assemblies. My wife learned this while attending a reunion. Gods gave me the opportunity to share the impact WC had with my acceptance of Christ. Truly he shared his faith as God's word says believers should be doing. He signed my yearbook 'Best of luck, be careful, I will see you around maybe. Thanks a lot for everything a friend always. W.C."

KEN WALKER Aug 28 2021 12:00 AM