Fred Stafford Obituary, Death – On Friday, December 16, 2022, Fred Wilford Stafford, 92 years old and originally from Hickory, North Carolina, passed away at The Greens at Hickory. On May 15, 1930, he was born in Alexander County to his late parents, Hall Stafford and Virgie Starnes Stafford, who had both passed away at the time of his birth. Fred was active in the community through organizations such as the Catawba Beagle Club, the Catawba County Horsemen’s Association, and the East Hickory Baptist Church. After a long career in the metal fabrication industry, he retired and immediately began gardening, which he found to be very enjoyable.
Before him, Louis Stafford, Bud Stafford, Glade Stafford, and Elizabeth (Lib) Huffman all passed away, as did his sister Elizabeth (Lib) Huffman. His mother and father were the first members of his family to pass away. Those people who are still here to honor his memory are as follows: Coleen Moore Stafford, a resident and his wife of 72 years, currently holds the position of housekeeper. Annji Reid, whose parents settled in Hickory, lives in Taylorsville with her husband, Rocky Hugh, and Faye Stafford, both of whom are Hugh’s brothers. Annji’s parents settled in Hickory. Ruby Bryant, who resides in Taylorsville, is the sister who is concerned.
Rocky Reid II and Alisha Martin (Ashley) are regarded as members of the Reid family’s next generation (Beth) Luke Reid, Eli Martin, and Allie Reid are great-grandchildren. A memorial service honoring Fred’s life will be held at Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at three o’clock in the afternoon. This is to be done in commemoration of Fred’s passing. The Reverend Daniel McGee will serve as the worship service’s presider. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Carolina Caring, which can be found at 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, North Carolina 28658. Call (828) 465-2111 to speak with a member of the Bennett Funeral Service staff in Newton who is assisting the Stafford family during this trying time.