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