Will Stafford
Born: 
August 26, 1925
Died: 
March 20, 2012
Services: 
Visitation: Friday, March 23rd from 6 pm to 9 pm
Services: 
Funeral: Saturday, March 24th at 1:00 pm
Services: 
Place: Mounts Funeral Home Chapel in Gilbert WV

Will Stafford, 86 of Big Branch Mountain Road of Hanover, departed this life on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at his residence following a short illness.

Born on August 26, 1925 at Cow Creek of Logan County, he was the son of the late Julius and Viola West Stafford.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by: one son, Ronnie R. Stafford; one daughter-in-law, Betty Lou Stafford; one granddaughter, Cheryl Rae Stafford; one great-granddaughter, Sophie Ellis; seven brothers:  Ross, Elmer, Brack, Don, Buster, Edgar Mike and Arlan “Little Boy” Stafford;  and five sisters:  Maxine Lawrence, May Carter, Vicie Marie Stafford, Charlene Stafford and Inez White.

Will was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.  He was a dozer operator and a self-employed logging contractor with Georgia Pacific.  He loved fishing, flea marketing and spending time with his wonderful family and friends.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to love and cherish the memory of Will and to mourn his passing include his loving wife of 59 years, Gertrude Hall Stafford; his three daughters:  Linda “Sissy Bug” (Gary) Browning, Bernice (Leon) Walker and Deborah (Eric) Dwire; his son, Roger (Rose) Stafford; his brother, Harland “Big Boy” Stafford; his sister, Lena Kincaid; his six grandchildren:  Brian K. Browning, Shanda R. Bishop, Anthony Dwayne Stafford, Shianna R. Goodman, Christopher M. Stafford and Leah D. Ellis; his seven great-grandchildren:  Isaiah May, Jared K. Browning, Rylee E. Browning, ShaNille R. Stafford, Austin Bishop, Brayden Bishop and Kaley G. Goodman; his life long friend, Billy Barger, Jr.; his two special puppies: Chloe and Coco; and a host of nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Friends may gather with the family at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel in Gilbert on Friday, March 23rd from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 24th at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gary Browning officiating.

Burial will follow in the Browning Dye Cemetery at Verner.

Will, will be carried to his final resting place by family and friends.

He is gone from our sight but never from our hearts. 



T o all the Stafford Family,

T o all the Stafford Family, I'm deeply sorryful for your loss, I though the world of Will and Gertrude, I surely know how it feel to lose a loved one, I be praying for all of you, that GOD will help you through this, Love-n-prayers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Very sorry to hear , Thoughts

Very sorry to hear , Thoughts and Prayers are sent to the family. Guy Trent Largo, Florida


dear family ,,words cannot

dear family ,,words cannot express the loss that the family is feeling at this times. uncle will was a great man,, he will be truly missed. but he has left a wonderful legacy of a loving family behind,, to stand by one another,, sending my love and prayer out to my family,,Libby


To the Stafford Family, my

To the Stafford Family, my sincere condolence, I thought the world of Will , and we all will sadly miss him, to all the children, just lean on God and he will help you, Gertrude I'm so sorry for your lose, remember Jesus cares, I know what it is to lose a loved one, I still miss my dad, but God cares, and we do too, LOVE N PRAYERS, FRANK AND ARETTA ENGLAND


Our prayers are with each of

Our prayers are with each of you during this time of your great loss.


I am so sorry for your loss.

I am so sorry for your loss. Will was loved by all of my family.


your family is in our prayers

your family is in our prayers this was a wonderful person that will be missed bye all


My thoughts and prayers for

My thoughts and prayers for the family. I'm so sorry for your loss.


GERTRUDE AND KIDS I AM SO

GERTRUDE AND KIDS I AM SO SORRY ABOUT YOUR HUSBAND AND DAD MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU ALL. I LOVED WILL ALOT HE WAS THE NICEST MAN EVER. I'M GONNA MISS HIM..YOU TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR SELF GERTRUDE AND IF YOU NEED ME OR LARRY FOR ANYHTING PLEASE LET US KNOW..WE BOTH LOVE YOU. TELL SISSIY BUG I LOVE HER ALSO...


So sad to hear of Will's

So sad to hear of Will's passing ,,I have fond memories as a child he was very nice to me....


i just wanted to let all the

i just wanted to let all the family to know that my heart breaks for the loss that you all are going through right now , i know that god will be with you in this very painful time . i loved that dear man , he was a wonderful person and i'm so glad to have known him.


Bernice Am sorry for the

Bernice Am sorry for the loss of your Dad. Prayers going out to your whole family. Memories are special, enjoy them.


TO will staffords family so

TO will staffords family so sorry for your loss sissy bug big boy gary and all the rest my prayers are with you all..... marlene daniels and family from thomasville nc


To the stafford family our

To the stafford family our prayers are with you all at this time of your loss god be with you all we love you guys all mavis morgan and family thomasville nc


To the entire Browning

To the entire Browning family, please accept our condolenses and know that you each are in our prayers. With Prayers and Love, Johnny and Marlene Shelton

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