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.