Sherwood Joseph Stamps

Sherwood Joseph Stamps

Sherwood Joseph Stamps, 81, returned to his heavenly home on Sunday, Jan. 12, after a fight against a series of illnesses. His love 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.

Sherwood was blessed with a large family full of love and support. He married his wife, Beverly Faye Shaffer on January 15, 1973 in Birmingham. Sherwood 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.

Sherwood’s hobbies included spending time outdoors on his farm manicuring his forests and burning brush. He often claimed chainsawing was is “golf.” Sherwood enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and collecting birds for his aviary. Sherwood enjoyed antique shopping with Beverly. Sherwood always loved a good breakfast at the Coondog Café.

Sherwood is described by his children 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.

Sherwood’s love for his family is so deep that 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; and 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.

Sherwood will be buried on Friday, Jan. 17. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. at Spring Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 3411 Spring Creek Road, Montevallo, AL 35115. The service will be officiated by Dr. Scott Fowler at 11 a.m. Graveside to follow at the Stamps’ family farm.

The family gratefully accepts donations to Spring Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church in lieu of flowers.