Bobby 'Frog' Stamey

Jun 12, 2014

Faithful Husband and Father

CANTON  — Bobby Lee “Frog” Stamey, 78, of Elizabeth Street, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family Wednesday, June 11, 2014.

Mr. Stamey was born Nov. 28, 1935, in Haywod County and was a lifelong resident of Canton. He was the son of the late Albert Stamey and the late Vera Taylor Stamey. Bobby retired from Champion Paper with 40 years of dedicated service and was also a Champion Old Timer. He had honorably served his country as a U.S. Marine. He was a member of Cruso United Methodist Church and also Jonathan Valley Wesleyan Church. In his younger years, Bobby was well known as the “Marble Shooting Champion.” He was a devoted Pisgah High School football fan and he enjoyed camping and spending time at Deep Creek Camp Ground with his son and his two grandsons. He was a faithful husband and father and he truly adored his family. The treasured memories that Bobby and his family have shared together will be cherished forever.

Surviving are his loving wife of 38 years, Marie Chapman Stamey; daughters, Debbie Yantes and her husband, Rick,  of Waynesville, Nancy Cooper and her husband, David, of Waynesville; Johnnie Lance and her husband, David, of Canton, Heather Burrell and her husband, Thomas, of Weaverville, and Jeri Wilson, of Clyde; sons, Bobby Lee Stamey Jr., of Canton, James Stamey and his wife, Lisa, of Canton, and Dale Stamey, of Woodbridge, Virginia; 15 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a blessed great-grandchild to be born soon into the Stamey family. He is also survived by his best friend and loyal companion, Lady, his Chihuahua.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 15, in the chapel of Crawford/Ray Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Park in Waynesville. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service.

Memorials may be made in Mr. Stamey’s memory to Medwest Hospice, 560 Leroy George Drive, Clyde, NC 28721.

Crawford/Ray Funeral Home is honored to be caring for the Stamey family and words of comfort may be shared at

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