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James "Wamp" Waterman

Born: Sat., Aug. 31, 1957
Died: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018


Private Interment


Celebration of Life

3:00 PM Sat., Dec. 29, 2018
Location: Oaks Pavillon


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   Wamp was born on August 31, 1957 in Myrtle Point to Earl “Dugan” and Myrna (Winningham) Waterman.  He died December 24, 2018 in Springfield.

   He attended school in Myrtle Point, graduating in the class of 1976.  He was married to Robin Fessler on November 11, 1978 in Bridge.  He was a “jack of all trades, and master of many”, he was an equipment operator at G.P. for many years, had a construction company with his daughters, worked on the family ranch, drove low-boy for many people, he also was a logger and had his own trucking business, aptly named “Wamp’s Trucking”  He and Frank Vincent team roped for a few years and he loved travelling, riding horses and talking on the phone to his family for hours.

   Wamp is survived by his wife, Robin Waterman; daughters; Amanda Waterman and Laura Thompson all of Bancroft; brother, Earl “Punky” Waterman of Myrtle Point; sisters, Connie Barnard of Bridge and MaryBeth Mast of Captain Cook, HI; grandchildren, Trey Looney, Riley Looney, Jordan Thompson and Brycon Thompson; one great granddaughter; and his best friend Frank Vincent.   He is also survived by numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

   He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Tim, nephew, Mark and niece Tina.

  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Wamp Waterman Memorial Fund, C/O Cherry Creek Floral, 608 Spruce St., Myrtle Point, OR 97458.

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Brandy Damm-Winningham
   Posted Tue January 01, 2019
I love you guys and this was a huge loss to all that knew your great husband/dad. He will forever live in my thoughts and prayers..

Annie and John Wilson
   Posted Tue January 01, 2019
Our hearts are heavy with love for the Waterman Family. Wamp, the man, the myth, the LEGEND will always be loved and missed throughout eternity.

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