Jonathon Britton (JB) Stamps Jr.

February 7, 1928September 8, 2018

Johnathon Britton (JB) Stamps Jr of Atlanta, Georgia passed away peacefully at Piedmont Hospital September 8th, 2018 at the age of 90. JB Stamps is survived by his wife, Helen Hair Stamps of 62 years; daughter Vallee Marie Scheib and son-in-law, Dennis Ray Scheib, of Madison, Ga.; son, Johnathon Britton Stamps III of Atlanta, Ga.; son, John Clinton Stamps and daughter-in- law, Tara Kim Stamps of Atlanta, Ga.; twelve grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, and one on the way: Haven, Christopher, Matthew, Britton, Emily, Joshua and wife Laurelle, Madeline, Helena, Regina, Lillian, and Layla. JB Stamps is also survived by his sister, Mary Alice Smith of Stone Mountain, Ga., several nieces and nephews, and his extended Christian family. In addition to JB Stamps’ parents, he was preceded in death by his late brother, Kenneth M. Stamps of Conyers, Ga. and his nephew Kenneth H. Smith of Stone Mountain, Ga.

JB Stamps, was born February 7th, 1928 in DeKalb County. As child of the Great Depression, JB came from little, yet, honorably built an incredible life for himself. As a young man growing up in East Atlanta, he graduated from Boys' High School and later attended the Atlanta Division of the University of Georgia (Georgia State University). As adolescence faded, JB served his country in the US Army as Sergeant First Class in the Korean War. After returning home from war, JB and his best friend, John S. Jones Sr., found their livelihoods dredging sand from the bottom of the South River. JB, respectfully known as "The Sand Man", became the owner of the Stamps Sand Company where he worked every day until he rightfully retired at the age of 87. Established in 1952, the Stamps Sand Company is still in full swing on the infamous Chattahoochee River where it is operated by JB's two sons, Johnathon Britton Stamps III and John Clinton Stamps. JB lived a full life devoted to his faith and he did his best to live by His example and love all those who passed him by. To help aide his faith, JB was a founding member of Clairmont Presbyterian Church in Decatur, Ga., where he and his wife, Helen, practiced their faith together for over 60 years. Anyone who had the privilege of knowing JB knew he loved his family wholeheartedly. JB's life efforts went to making sure his loved ones knew their dreams were worth any failures. As a husband, father, brother, uncle, and best friend, JB lived fully through the simple pleasures of making memories with each and every one of his loved ones.

Above all, JB's love for his friends and family and loyalty to his faith was unsurpassed. Affectionately known as “Papa or Grand”, his love for life will forever continue through his beloved grand and great grandchildren.

"As you walk through heavens gates, we pray you find all your family, friends, and Georgie's along the way. You will be loved all the days we have without you."

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 11th at HM Patterson & Son Spring Hill Chapel from 6:00-8:00pm, 1020 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309.

Funeral Services will be on Wednesday September 12th at Clairmont Presbyterian Church at 11:00am, reception immediately following at the church, 1994 Clairmont Rd, Decatur, GA 30033.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Clairmont Presbyterian Church or a charity of your choice


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 11, 2018
  • Funeral Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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Kitty Hudalla

September 10, 2018

When I think of Mr. Stamps, I will always see him sitting in his chair on the porch at the cabin, looking so content. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Peace be with you.