Harry-Stamps-Obituary

Harry Stamps

Long Beach, Mississippi

Age 80

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Harry Weathersby Stamps December 19, 1932 -- March 9, 2013 Long Beach Harry Weathersby Stamps, ladies' man, foodie, natty dresser, and accomplished traveler, died on Saturday, March 9, 2013. Harry was locally sourcing his food years before chefs in California starting using cilantro and arugula...

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There are lots of phrases in Harry's obit that are memorable. Among my favorites:

He excelled at growing camellias, rebuilding houses after hurricanes, rocking, eradicating mole crickets from his front yard, composting pine needles, living within his means, outsmarting squirrels, never losing a game of competitive sickness, and reading any history book he could get his hands on.

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He despised phonies, his 1969 Volvo (which he also loved), know-it-all...

Fondly recall this obit and as I approach spring forward lament losing an hour of sleep to DST. Hope the heavenly realm is a journey full of peace and goodness, Harry.

Every year when we are faced with "Springing Forward" I think of you, Harry. I never knew you in this life but will certainly look you up when I cross over the bridge!

Love following this legacy. Brings a smile to my face every time I get an alert that someone else has posted a message in honor of Harry. Never forgotten. xoxo

Six years after, I find myself still mesmerized by the spirit of the obituary, and - by extension - of a man I never knew.

Another fall, another reminder of the daylight savings nonsense and of Harry Stamps's good sense. One day wisdom will prevail...

Harry Stamps was one of my favorite teachers at Jeff Davis. I can still hear him say "We live in a highly mobile society", when referring to Americans migrating from place to place. I had him for Sociology in the mid 70's. What a guy. We all loved him. Rest in peace, Harry, you will never be fogotten

Brilliant! I wish he had been my uncle! Who says everday ordinary people aren't also interesting? This proves it.
May he live on forever and ever in your hearts and memories. Thanks for sharing him with us

With great respect and condolences to the family!