Troy Leon Stamper

Troy Leon  Stamper, 80 years, 7 months, and 6 days old, passed peacefully to Heaven on April 9, 2016 in Mansfield, Mo., at the home of his granddaughter, where he had lived since the passing of his wife, Helen, and son, Kent.

Troy was born Sept. 3, 1935, in Bradleyville, Mo., to Loda “L.E.” and Willmettia (Cunningham) Stamper.

On Feb. 14, 1957, Troy and Helen Lovada Letsinger were united in marriage in Ava, Mo., by Rev. Tom Johnson and to this union two children, Kent and Troyce, were born.

Troy was a lifelong resident of the Ava community. He was owner and operator with his wife, Helen and son Kent, of Stamper Trash Service for over 40 years. Troy had also worked at Lethco Farm Implement Co. and also enjoyed hauling cattle for many years.

Troy was a Christian. He enjoyed working with Helen and Kent in their family business and on their farm. His joy was being with his family and especially with his granddaughter, Chantelle and Chad, and his new great-grandson, Craig!

Troy was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister, Pauline, and his wife, Helen and son Kent, in 2015.

Troy is survived by his daughter and husband, Troyce and Brian Gerk, Livingston, La.; granddaughter and husband, Chantelle and Chad Emmerson, Mansfield, Mo., and grandson, Tristian Gerk, Livingston, La.; great-grandson, Craig R. Emmerson; a brother, Paul Stamper, East Moline, Ill.; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Troy were Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at 2 p.m. in the Clinkingbeard Chapel, Ava, Mo., with burial in the Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday from 1 p.m. to service time in the funeral home. Officiating was Pastor Chad Emmerson. Memorials may be made to Ava FFA Chapter.

Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral home.com.