OBITUARY

Greg Stamper

December 18, 1955August 26, 2018
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The family would love for everyone to join them wearing something casual and comfortable, just as Greg lived his life.

Services

  • Gathering Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, September 8, 2018
REMEMBERING

Greg Stamper

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Don Parker

November 13, 2018

My sincere condolences to Greg's family.
I met Greg back in 1977 in Raleigh. I used to buy a lot of gear from him when he worked at Whetstone's Music and the Music Connection. I still have an Ibanez and a Fender Strat that I bought from him, as well as some of the other musical goodies. I think of him almost every time I play those instruments, even after all of these years.
I remember that Greg was always smiling. I don't ever recall him when he wasn't.
My favorite memory of Greg was when he rented out a booth at one of the Vintage Guitar Shows in Raleigh back in the early 1990's, and put a good number of his Les Paul guitars on display there.
He had finer Les Pauls than any of dealers there that were trying to sell. Greg's booth had the attention of the crowd.
I never tired of hearing his interesting collecting stories as he would drive in rural areas finding incredible deals.
After moving to Atlanta, I was still able to keep in touch with him, but not nearly enough.
A mutual friend of ours just called and told me of this very sad news.
Greg touched the lives of a lot of people in a good way, including mine.
I will never forget him.
May God bless his family and other friends, and help them to find peace and comfort.
Don

ANDY SMITH

October 15, 2018

A GREAT FRIEND WAY 2 MUCH 2 SAY ABOUT GREG BUT A GREAT PERSON 2 KNOW . KNEW GREG FROM JR. HI WE WENT TO MARTIN AND SANDERSON HIGH . THEN OFF TO THE WORLD TO HAVE AS MUCH FUN ALLOWED. GREG WILL BE MISSED AND SO SO SORRY FOR HIS LOSS AND WAY TO EARLY IN LIFE.

Doug Crumpler

September 9, 2018

It is so sad for me to hear that you have left us. I will always remember the fun times and jams we shared together. I'm gonna miss you Greg. I would encourage everyone to remember him as a musical soul that we were honored to make music with. Peace be with you and your family.

Nancy Wilson

August 31, 2018

The first memory that comes to my mind is when several of us would go to the Farm House and listen to Greg and others play. Such great memories! Joe and I really enjoyed those times!

Sweet Emotion is one song that I will always remember.

Heaven must have needed a great musician.....and they got the best! Rest in Peace Greg!

Roberto Morales

August 31, 2018

I'm so sorry to hear about Greg's passing. I met him for the first time at the Music Connection - a store that i loved when i first came to Raleigh and started playing in bands in the 80s. I was a snot nosed kid that didn't know anything. He was one of the cool ones - he didn't mind that I'd come in to the music connection and just loiter - sitting on a stool near an ashtray, smoking way - watching whatever he was doing and just asking him stupid questions. He told stories, gave advice, and could play the hell out of his instrument. Greg was always kind to me and always had great words on amps, tubes, guitars, anything musical. He was always wonderful to me except for the very few times he would get slightly frustrated with me because i would give him a hard time about his Les Paul (who makes fun of a damn original gold top?!?), and because he actually had a killer old telecaster too. Going to miss you.

Christopher Smith

August 30, 2018

The first time I met him was in a guitar store (Music Connection) when I first moved to Raleigh 30+ years ago. Not knowing anyone he came up to me and started a conversation. I asked him about a guitar and he knew everything about it. He took the time to explain and answer every question I asked. From that day I found a friend. I’d hangout with him to hear his stories and to learn about music, effects and how to work on guitars. I will always be fond of his kindness toward me and I’ll will miss his infectious laugh. Rest easy my friend.

Chopper Kovach

August 30, 2018

I met Greg when he was in a band called The Chains of Time. He was also the greatest guy, friend, confidant and always willing to help anyone who needed it.
I could always count on him to help me when I put on benefits to help other people.
His humor, friendship and presence is and will always be greatly missed.
You gave more to people than you could ever imagine. Thanks for being a friend for over 40 years.

Janet McConnell Joyner

August 30, 2018

Greg was one of those people you meet in junior high and just know for the rest of your life. Living in Raleigh ( or close to it) my whole life I would run into him occasionally. He always remembered me( and at our age that’s pretty amazing ,right? Since we have all changed slightly. Lol). Sometimes I would drop in where he was playing even if just for a few minutes. I always remember him as being sweet with a beautiful smile and an awesome laugh! I just expected him to always be around and that I would run into him at any time. Goes to show that we should always let people know we appreciate them when we see them. Greg thank you so much for always being kind and funny. I will miss you. 😘❤️

John Kennedy

August 30, 2018

Greg was one of the kindest, funniest people you could every want to meet. A consummate musician, living encyclopedia of knowledge on guitars, a father, co-worker and for me a friend. We spent hours talking about everything except music and there was this other side to him, I was blessed to share. He will be missed by many people, but his smile, that laugh and his willingness to help others will live on forever. For me it's not a good-bye , but so long and I'll see you on the other side Greg. Turn it up to 11 and play everyday- we will hear you!!

FROM THE FAMILY