Sherwood Joseph Stamps
January 24, 1938 – January 12, 2020
Sherwood Joseph Stamps, 81, returned to his heavenly home on January 12, 2020 after a fight against a series of illnesses. The love he had for his family, as well as his resolute belief in Christ, have given him and his many loved ones peace. Sherwood was born January 24, 1938 to the late Britton Stamps, Jr., owner of Stamps Junction convenience store and land owner, and the late Katherine Janet McEachern, homemaker and manager of Stamps Junction. On January 15, 1973, he married his wife, Beverly Faye Shaffer, in Birmingham, Alabama. He was blessed with a large family full of love and support and was a loving father to six children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Losing his father at the age of 7, Sherwood learned very quickly how to protect his family and himself. As a young man, Sherwood went on to join the United States Marine Corps and soon after became a carpenter. He quickly mastered the art of carpentry and moved on to be an entrepreneur owning his own construction company that advanced into a real estate development, real estate investment and timber investment business. Sherwood’s greatest passions were family, faith, land, Marine discipline and his animals. Sherwood also had a passion for taking his family on vacations that were not only adventurous but educational. Sherwood was a world traveler with his wife, Beverly and explored places such as Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Greece, London, Mexico, Hawaii and Canada.
His hobbies included spending time outdoors on his farm manicuring his forests and burning brush. He often claimed chainsawing was his “golf.” He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and collecting birds for his aviary, along with antique shopping with Beverly. Sherwood especially loved a good breakfast at the Coon Dog Cafe. His children describe him as someone who taught them discipline, humility, a strong work ethic and a solid faith in God.
Sherwood also knew how to have fun. He had a zest for life. People remember Sherwood’s crazy pranks from standing on his head at wedding celebrations to performing daring stunts on his motorcycle. He was always the life of the party.
The love that he had for his family ran deep and he would go to extremes to ensure his loved ones understood that he was there for them. He always fought for what he believed in without hesitation. Sherwood is survived by his wife, Beverly, his daughters Kelly Griffin, Audrey Wilkinson, Carrie Gibson and Amy Horrie; his sons Nathan Stamps and Brad Stamps. Sherwood is preceded by his parents Britton Stamps Jr, and Katherine Janet McEachern. Sherwood is also preceded by his favorite pets, Silver the Shetland pony, Smokey the white horse, Chickie Rouchez the miniature chicken, Saber the German Shepard, Fifi the ostrich and his favorite roosters Jim and Hercules. His burial will be on January 17, 2020. Visitation will be held from 9:00am until 11:00am at Spring Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 3411 Spring Creek Road, Montevallo, AL 35115. The service will be officiated by Dr. Scott Fowler at 11:00 am. Graveside to follow at the Stamps' family farm. The family gratefully accepts donations to Spring Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church in lieu of flowers.
- Visitation Friday, January 17, 2020
- Funeral Service Friday, January 17, 2020
Sherwood Joseph Stamps
January 16, 2020
To my Uncle Sherwood, I say thank you for so many good memories of my youth. I used to love our back and forth about the Civil War and who the real victors were (BTW, let the record show that it was in fact, the North). And, I always looked forward to seeing you again. Only the distance between Pennsylvania and Alabama prevented even more good times. Later in life, I was fortunate enough to get to reconnect with you and Aunt Beverly during my many business trips. Thank you so much for being a part of my life. You will be loved. You will be remembered. And most assuredly, you will be missed...
January 14, 2020
sorry to hear about Sherwood my prayers to the family