James Stamps passed away in his sleep with his wife by his side. Master Stamps was one of only ten men in the United States, at the time, to hold a black belt rank above a 6°. Master Stamps also has an 8th, a 7th and 3rd degree black belt. Master Stamps hoped that a little of this knowledge would rub off on his children and grandchildren and of course his wife.
James and Barbara have between them five boys Joshua (Robbie) Eli, Jarad, Judah (Patricia) and Trinidad and nine amazing grandchildren that he loved Alicia, Khrystopher, Estrella, Savianna, Lucas, Bradley, Brandon, Kaylee, and Liam.
James wanted everyone to know he did not want to leave and to remember how much he loves you all. He said to not be sad as he is in a much better place with no pain. Right now, he is partying it up in heaven with good music, tequila, and a great cigar.