Mr. Bobby Joe Stamper, age 82, of Olive Hill, Kentucky, passed from this life, Friday, December 2, 2022, at Harbor Healthcare of Ironton in Ironton, Ohio.
He was born Tuesday, May 21, 1940, in Grayson, Kentucky, the son of the late Roscoe and Mabel Adkins Stamper.
Joe was of the Christian Faith, a 1960 graduate of Olive Hill High School and a free spirit at heart with many interests in his lifetime. He pursued a career in radio as a disc jockey. He worked at several local radio stations and WSAZ TV Station. He later moved to San Francisco, California to further his career. He loved the outdoors, enjoyed hiking, camping, and nature photography. Joe was a rock climber and taught rock climbing at Yosemite National Park and was the first park naturalist at Carter Caves State Resort Park and developed an interest in the history of the area.
In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his twin brother, Billy Jack Stamper; one great nephew, Aaron Stamper.
Joe is survived by two brothers, Ray Stamper of Johnson City, Tennessee and Carl “Bud” Stamper and his wife Elva of Olive Hill, Kentucky; a special nephew, Terry Stamper of Olive Hill, Kentucky along with many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him.
Funeral service will be held 1 p.m., Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, Kentucky with his nephew, Mike Stamper and Brother John Lambert officiating. Burial will follow in the Garvin Ridge Cemetery in Olive Hill, Kentucky.
Friends may visit after 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 6, 2022 and until the service hour at Globe Funeral Chapel.
Mike Stamper, Allen Stamper, Matt Moore, Terry Stamper, Derek Stamper and Greg Hay will serve as pallbearers.
Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 US Hwy. 60 West, Olive Hill, Kentucky are caring for all arrangements for Mr. Bobby Joe Stamper.