Mr. Hall “Bud” Stafford, Jr., age 95, of Taylorsville Beach Court, Taylorsville, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at his home.
Bud was born December 21, 1924 in Alexander County, the son of the late Jasper Hall Stafford, Sr. and Virgie Starnes Townsend.
He was a US Army veteran who served in WWII and was the owner and operator of Taylorsville Beach Seafood and Steak. He attended Christian Fellowship Church. He loved to fish and could build anything including boats. He loved antiquing and always enjoyed going anywhere. He was a very generous man who never met a stranger and always was singing and whistling.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by: two grandchildren, Kyna Stafford, Crystal Stafford; a sister, Elizabeth “Lib” Huffman; two brothers, Louis Stafford and wife, Johana, and Glade Stafford and wife, Lula.
Those left to cherish and honor his memory include: his wife of 73 years, Ida Darlene Stafford; four daughters, Diane Fox and husband, Gary, of Jefferson, GA, Pam Winebarger and husband, D.C., Donna Johnson and husband, Bobby, all of Taylorsville, Diane Burnard of England; a son, Jarrett E. Stafford of Taylorsville; grandchildren, Brian Fox, Chris Fox and wife, Delaine, Kim Fox, Kevin Winebarger and wife, Amy, Eric Winebarger, Erica Stafford, Rhona Stafford, Julia McLaughlin and husband, Jesse, Jordan Johnson and wife, Autumn, Mark Burnard and wife, Lisa, Maria Harris and husband, Steve, Steven Burnard and wife, Kriste; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Austin, Hayden, Katelynn, Jacob, Zac, Logan, Dillon, Ethan, Cora, Aaralynn, Jude, Eden Maddie, Harry, Grace, Connor, Trixie, Ashley; great-great-grandchildren, Maya and Marley; sister, Ruby Bryant of Taylorsville; two brothers, Fred Stafford and wife, Colleen, of Hickory, Hugh Stafford and wife, Faye, of Taylorsville; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The funeral service will be held at Noon, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Christian Fellowship Church. Rev. Scott Green will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors accorded by Alexander County Veterans Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Pallbearers include: Brian Fox, Logan Western, Eric Winebarger, Jordan Johnson, Kevin Winebarger and Zac Winebarger.
Memorials may be made to: Alexander County Hospice, 50 Lucy Echerd Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
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