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September 6, 2012

Jack C. Stafford

GALVESTON — Jack C. Stafford, Galveston, went home to be with the Lord at 12:02 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at his home in Galveston.

Jack was born July 26, 1930, in Galveston, to Floyd and Wilma Ridenour Stafford.  He was married March 25, 1951, in Young America, to June Cohee Stafford, who survives.

Jack Farmed from 1954 to 1974. He owned and operated Stafford Ford Equipment in Logansport from 1974 until his retirement in 1994. He graduated from Young America High School Class of 1948.

He was a member of Center United Methodist Church, where he was very active in the church and led choir activities for many years.

He was also a member of the Young America Lions Club, American Legion, and was a Free Mason.

Jack was an avid gardener and enjoyed reading and studying history.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1954.

Surviving are his wife, June Stafford, Galveston; sons, Jeffrey and wife, Jerri Stafford, and Dana and wife, Valeria Stafford, all of Galveston; grandchildren, Kyra and husband, Tim Miller, Andrea Manning, Kami and husband, Joshua Meador, and Kassi and husband, Drew Otte; great-grandchildren, Madison, Morgan, Kadence, Garett and Riley; and sister, Jane Ann and husband, Alan Harless, Hot Springs Village, Ark.

He was preceded in death by his parents.    

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Center United Methodist Church in Young America with the Rev. John Newman officiating.

Burial, with graveside military rites, will be in Center Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston.

Memorial contributions may be made to Center United Methodist Church and the Young America Lions Club.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com.

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