Thomas Roy "Tom" Stafford, 73, of Richmond, passed away Saturday, February 21, 2015 after arrival at the James B. Haggin Hospital in Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
He was born August 18, 1941, in Lake Bonaparte, New York, to Sidney E. and Emma Luther Stafford, both of whom preceded him in death. Thomas was the proprietor and operator of a salvage yard, while in New York, and he was a U. S. Marine Corps, veteran of the Vietnam era.
He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Culton Hisle Stafford of Richmond; two sons, Philip Stafford of Virginia and Adam Stafford of New York and grandchildren, Takya Matthew, Cameron and Amanda; step-children, Linda Hisle Sears, Lisa Mae Hisle McGee (Sonny), and James G. Hisle, all of Richmond; five step grandchildren and three step great grandchildren, as well as a sister-in-law, Wilma Culton Lainhart.
Other survivors include his brothers and sisters, Emma Jean Burrows of North Carolina, Faith Lee of New York, Mary Etsen of Florida, Rachel LaBoda of North Carolina, Ruth Hart of New York, Samuel Stafford of North Carolina, Naomi Bauer and Timothy Stafford, both of New York; sister-in-law, Alice Randall Stafford (widow of his brother, Sidney Stafford, Jr.); many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services for Thomas will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 26, 2015, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Bradley Johns officiating. Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will include Jimmy Hisle, Sonny McGee, Robbie Sears, and Stanford Lainhart, Jr.