Age: 81 Address: Lynn Drive, Spruce Pine, NC Date of Death: Sunday, September 8, 2013 Arrangements: Webb Funeral Home
Details: Doby Stafford of Lynn Drive in Spruce Pine, died Sunday, September 8th at the Elizabeth House Hospice Center in Flat Rock, NC following a brief illness.
Born on August 14, 1932 in Mitchell County, he was the son of the late Samuel D. Stafford, Sr. and Sallie Vines Stafford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by dearly cherished wife of fifty-one years, Bernice Hughes Stafford who passed away in 2009. He was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Ruby Stafford.
He was a member and deacon of the First Freewill Baptist Church of Spruce Pine. He was retired from the Mitchell County Recycling Center and retired from Henredon Furniture of Spruce Pine.
He is survived by his sons; David Stafford and wife, Susie and Danny Stafford and wife, Thelma all of Bakersville; his daughter; Donna Thomas and husband, Michael of Hendersonville; his granddaughters; Sandy and Kayla; his grandsons; Christopher, Lucas, and Matthew; his great grandsons; Austin and Isaiah; his sister; Edna Duncan and brothers-in-law; Charlie, Richard and Billy Hughes all of Spruce Pine.
The funeral service for Doby Stafford will be conducted on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the First Freewill Baptist Church of Spruce Pine with the Rev’s. Ralph Hedrick, J.C. Sheets, and Chris Rathbone officiating. Interment will follow in the First Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Webb Funeral Home.
Words of comfort may be e-mailed by going to the website: www.webbfh.com., selecting Mr. Stafford’s name and then signing his guestbook. Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine, NC is assisting the Stafford family.