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Thomas E. Stamps M.D., 70, passed away surrounded by his family on March 6.
Dr. Stamps was born Nov. 22, 1942, to Thomas L. and Flossie Stamps, of Boonville. He was the first brother to his sisters, Peggy (Lester) Case and Beverly (Don) Gore. He was followed by his brother, Stephen L. Stamps (Cheryl).
Dr. Stamps graduated from Evansville College and entered Indiana University Medical School graduating in 1969, with honors. He was a lifetime member of Phi Kappa Phi, Vanderburgh Co. Medical Society and the American College of Physicians. Upon graduation he completed an Internal Medicine Residency and was board certified in Internal Medicine.
He served in Vietnam with rank of Captain in the medical corps. with the 11th Armored Calvary where he was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star with "V" for Heroism in combat.
Dr. Stamps practiced in Evansville until his retirement from Deaconess Primary Care for Seniors.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Sherry Stamps; his sons, Alexander Thomas (Tracy), of Omaha, Neb., and Joshua Price (Jill), of Evansville; grandchildren, Michael Thomas, Henry Alexander and Katelyn Raye; nieces and nephews, David Case, Juli Case, Jeff Gore, Danny Newton, Eric Stamps, Staci Chamber, and special niece and sparring partner, Jane Wilhelmus.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Beverly Gore; and son, Thaddeus Edward.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Robert Rusche, Dr. William Hardesty, Dr. Satyam Tatineni, along with Deaconess Hospice and Nancy Ruminer RN and very special caregiver and sister-in-law, Cynthia Klusmeier and aunt, Lou Lucas.
Visitation will be Saturday March 9, 2013, from 2 until 8 p.m. at Koehler Funeral Home Boonville Chapel, with sharing of memories at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Interment will follow at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Dr. Stamps may be made to the Vanderburgh Co. or Warrick Co. Humane Societies or Deaconess Hospice.
Condolences and any special remembrance may be made online at www.koehlerfuneralhome.com.
Published in Courier Press on Mar. 8, 2013