3219 South Main Street Anderson, SC 29624

Jacky Ray Stamps January 21, 1947 - January 9, 2024

Date of Funeral

January 13, 2024

Jacky Ray Stamps passed on the ninth of January, 2024 at the age of 76. He is remembered by most as a long time Anderson School District Five educator. Jacky was an advocate for his many students, faculty and community at large. Jacky was naturally kind, compassionate and fair-minded to every person he met. He truly had a servant’s heart.

To his family he is remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and great grandfather. His playfulness and quick wit is something we will always remember.

He raised his three children, Brett, Jennifer, and Michael, with his wife Brenda. Taking care of his family was one of the greatest joys of his life. Jacky was a long-standing member of his beloved Midway Presbyterian Church where he served many terms as deacon, elder, and church leader. His faith community meant the world to him.

He was born in Anderson, SC to Harold and Frances Stamps in 1947 as the third of five children.  He attended T.L. Hanna High School and later was part of the first graduating class of The Baptist College in North Charleston, SC on a track and field scholarship. He then went on to get his Masters Degree in School Administration and Supervision from Clemson University. His 47 years as an educator were spent at Starr Elementary School, Bonds-Wilson High School, Tennessee Technological University, Hand Middle School, Southwood Junior High School, Westside High School, Southwood Middle School, McDuffie High School, McCants Middle School, and Lakeside Middle School.

He is survived by his wife Brenda, his children Brett Jones (Angie), Jennifer Ellis (Jeff), and Michael Stamps, his grandchildren Jordan Lewis (Kevin), Jesse Ellis (Caroline), Benjamin Jones, Johnie Ellis (Dana), Shelby Jones Bowen (Carson), Asa Stamps, his great grandson Fletcher Ray Ellis, his siblings Barbra Vickery, Rodger Stamps, and Jerry Stamps as well as countless nieces and nephews.

At the end of the day, Jacky’s legacy will live on through the many lives he touched. In lieu of flowers, Jacky and his family request donations be given to Calvary Home for Children.

Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Saturday January 13, 2024, at Central Presbyterian Church, 1404 N. Boulevard, Anderson, SC, 29621, and will be officiated by Dr. John McCallum. The family will receive friends following the service Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jacky’s name to the Calvary Home for Children, 110 Calvary Home Cir, Anderson, SC, 29621.

The Sosebee Mortuary and Crematory South Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.


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    Gloria (Harper) Mattison says

    Remebering him as one of his former students. To the family of Coach Stamps! You ll have my deepest sympathy at such a sad time. I will always remeber him for the caring and considerate teacher, coach and friend that he was. I pray for your comfort and strength as you grieve the loss of such a wonderful and kind man

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      Harriet Dennis Galloway says

      So sorry for your loss. Coach Stamps was my teacher at Southwood Middle School. He was a awesome teacher.

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    Brad Vincent Gennaro says

    Mr. Stamps was an amazing boss and man. He touched so many lives in a positive way. I will always remember the life lessons he taught me. I was truly blessed to know him.

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    Lisa Estes says

    Prayers for the family. He was a great coach at McDuffie.

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    Patrick Murch says

    Mr. Stamps was such an inspiration for my teaching and a wonderful man and role model. I have always looked up to him with admiration. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

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    Mary Anne Brennison says

    Jacky was one of the most loving and caring people I have ever known. It was truly a great pleasure to work with him and for him at Southwood. He truly cared about not only the students but everyone else. He has gone Home but he is still with all who knew and loved/liked him. God blass.

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    Jeannette Harris says

    Prayers for his family, so sorry. He was a great teacher, coach, leader. He gave much needed guidance and encouragement. I will always be thankful. His memory will live on in the lives of so many he inspired.

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    Mike and Suzanne Kowalski Ponder says

    Mike and I send our thoughts and prayers to the family at this time of loss. We remember Jacky from our high school days, but recently from his faithful service at my home church at Midway. My precious mother thought the world of Jacky, both through their love of children and teaching. May God grant each of you comfort and peace.

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    Kevin Brock says

    Many will attest to Mr. Stamps’ goodness during his time on Earth, but his reward is in Heaven. I pray the family’s sorrow in loss will be overshadowed by the fond memories shared in the days ahead. May your smiles be as broad as the one Jacky Stamps shared with us time and again.

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    Richard A. Laughridge says

    I never worked directly with Jacky, but I’ve known him since high school. We graduated together in 1965 from Hanna High School. When he was principal at Southwood Middle School, we were on committees together and I always admired him. He loved his students at every school that he taught and they loved him back. He cared for his teachers at each school where he was principal, and his teachers had a great deal of respect and admiration for him. He gave over 40 years of his life in School District 5 with great distinction. I will miss him and hope that God will give peace to his wife, Brenda and his children. He’ll be missed here on earth, but we’ll see him again one day.

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    Barry Armstrong says

    Jacky was a brother at Baptist College (Charleston Southern) Charleston SC.
    We shared lots of good times together as Members of Principle Brotherhood Association. He was the vice president of PBA. He was member of the Christion Athletes Association.
    There is no doubt in my mind that he was a loving husband and a great father.
    If any of the family wishes to reach out to me that will be fine. Bless all of the family and friends

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    Jeffery Rhodes says

    He will be missed dearly by many but I remember him from Southwood middle school where he was my teacher and a good friend he introduced me to coaches at T.L.Hanna where I later won four state championships in track and field you see he seen something in me that no one else seen and because of him I got a track scholarship plus got a opportunity to meet some very important people in my life to his family you have my deepest of sympathy rip Coach Stamps

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    Andrew Mattison says

    My condolences to the family. Coach stamps was very instrumental in guiding me down the right path as a mentor at Southwood Middle School. He was very caring about his students. He also was one of the first Coaches that saw the Athletic ability that I had. He always kept me on the right path. It was a blessing to have known him.

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    Michael Bolt says

    To the Stamps family may y’all forever be in my thoughts and prayers for Mr stamps was a great principal.

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    Clifford Bowman says

    So sorry to hear of Jacky’s passing. He served his community well and was an inspiration to many.

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    Vivian says

    Barbara and family, I am so sorry to hear that Jacky has passed away. My prayers for all.
    Vivian Carroll Parkman, second cousin.

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    Deborah Lynn Kiffer says

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. Mr. Stamps was a great principal and a great man.

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    Coach DICK SMITH says

    I was in the hospital at the time of Jacky’s passing. I taught with him at Southwood and worked for him at McDuffie and Adult Ed. Jacky was as fine a man as you would find. Treated all with great respect and caring.His caring attitude for all students was unmatched. He was a pillar in this community and will be missed by many.

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    Dave Lash says

    So sorry Brenda. Kathy and I enjoyed your visits to our Cabin. Peace be with you. Dave and Kathy Lash

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