Mr. Otis Cleveland Stampley commonly called O.C. was the fifth of six children born to the late Tomie Stampley and Emily Crosby Stampley on October 21, 1941, in Jackson, Mississippi.
Mr. Stampley joined New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church at an early age, under the pastorate of the late Reverend B.D. Rushing. He was a devoted member and continued to grow in faith under the next pastoral administration of the late Reverend Leon Bell, and most recently Reverend Willie Tobias, Jr.
His education began in the Jackson Public School System where he graduated from Lanier High School in 1958. He furthered his education at Jackson State College but left there to enlist in the Army. He served his country with great dignity and honor. Following his military career, Mr. Stampley began his profession as a machinist for the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad in which he later retired continuing the legacy of his father.
"Stamp" as he was often referred to by his golf colleagues, was a force to be reckoned with. A golf champion extraordinaire, Mr. Stampley was among the greats of his time. He frequented many of the local and regional golf tournaments, touring some of the most prestigious victories. One of which was his win in 1972 Annual Golf Tournament against Tobert "Shorty Vaughn. The trophy Mr. Stampley won from that tournament joined the collection of the many other trophies that he proudly displayed in his home. On Sunday, September 16, 2018, Mr. Stampley answered the call of eternal rest.
Visitation hours will be from 12-6 on Thursday, September 20, 2018, followed by a Family and Friends hour from 6-7 p.m. both will be held at Peoples Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 21, 2018, at New Zion M.B. Church located at 140 Maple Street - Jackson, MS. Interment will follow at Natchez Trace Cemetery with Military Honors.
For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. II Corinthians 5:1
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