Stuart Grant Stoops, son of the late Emory and Maggie Braswell Stoops was born on Oct. 11, 1925 at Portales, N.M. and died in the residence of his daughter at Bernie on Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at the age of 77. Mr. Stoops was a member of the Washington Avenue Christian Church at Amarillo, Texas, a former Field Manager for the Texas State Comptroller's Office, a veteran of the United States Navy serving in World War II and a resident of Amarillo, Texas. He was united in marriage to Maurine Bush on January 3, 1973. Mrs. Stoops preceded him in death on Feb. 15, 1994. Survivors include one daughter, Debra Phannenstil of Bernie; one step-son, Phillip Ezell of Roseville, Calif.; and five grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 5 - 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2003 at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2003 at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie. Mr. Stoops will then be returned to the Schooler Funeral Home in Amarillo, Texas for further services and interment in the Llano Cemetery in Amarillo, Texas.