Mr. Billy E. “Rastus” Stafford, 72, of Gainesboro,
Tennessee, passed away on Friday, October 29, 2010, at his
residence. A private family service will be held on Wednesday,
November 3, 2010. Burial will follow in the Pharris Cemetery in
the McCoinsville community of Jackson County.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on
Tuesday from 10 A.M. until 9 P.M.
He was born August 12, 1938, in Jackson County, TN, to the
late Charlie Stafford and Rose Stafford. On December 24,
1966, he was married to the late Bonnie Hunter Stafford,
who passed away on February 12, 2005. He was a custodian
for the City of Gainesboro, and a member of the Church of
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in
death by 1 Brother: Ray L. Stafford; and 1 Nephew: Jeffery
Neal “Jelly” Stafford.
Survivors include 2 Daughters: Donna D. Smith of
Gainesboro, TN, and Kimberly R. Stafford of Greensboro, NC; 8
Grandchildren: Shannon Dulworth, Derrick Dulworth, Kayla
Dulworth, Brittany Davis, Kristen Davis, Kimberly Kroenert,
Danielle Smith, and Katrell Jefferson; 1 Great-Grandchild:
Carmon Rose Buck; 1 Brother: Luke Stafford of Gainesboro,
TN; and 2 Sisters: Ruth Sue Byers of Algood, TN, and Sarah
Herren of Silver Point, TN. Several nieces, nephews, other
relatives, and friends also survive.
Bro. Don Bryant will officiate at the services.
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