Funeral   services   for    Mr. Richard M. Stafford,   67,   of
Gainesboro, Tennessee,  will  be  held  at  11  A.M. on Monday,
September 3, 2012, at  Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral
Home  in  Gainesboro,  TN.  Burial   will   follow   in   the  Pharris
Cemetery in the McCoinsville community of Jackson County, TN.

 The  family  will  receive  friends  on  Sunday from 2 P.M. – 9 P.
M., and on Monday from 9 A.M. until time of services.

 He  passed   away   on   Saturday,  September  1,  2012,  at
Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
    
 He  was  born  May  28, 1945, in  Jackson County, TN, to the
late
Harold Stafford and Anna Lee Heady Stafford.  On April
26, 1983, he  was  married  to  
Wanda Bennett Stafford,  who
survives. He  was  a  truck  driver and a member of  the  Double
Springs Church of Christ. He served in the U.S. Army.

 In  addition  to  his  parents, he  was  preceded in death by
1
Brother:    
Mark    Stafford;   1 Sister   and   Brother-in-Law:
Barbara Flatt and Joe Flatt; and 1 Nephew: Bart Barham.

 Survivors   include   his   
Wife:   Wanda Bennett Stafford   of
Gainesboro, TN;
1  Son: Steven and his wife, Sharlene Bennett
of Jamestown, TN;
5 Grandchildren: Makayla Bennett, Joshua
Laster,   Jordan   Laster,   Jared   Laster,   and   Faith Laster;
1
Brother:  
James Harold  and  his  wife, Judy Stafford of  Baxter,
TN;  
1  Sister:  Jan and her husband, Kenny Ramsey of Baxter,
TN; his
Mother-in-Law: Edith Bennett of Gainesboro, TN;  and
1 Sister-in-Law:  Rachel  Stafford  of  Cookeville,  TN.  Several
nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends also survive.

 Bro. Mike Webb   and   Lakelan Barham  will officiate  at  the
services.

 In  lieu  of  flowers, memorial  donations may be made to  the
Stafford family by contacting the funeral home.
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