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John Richard Stafford

September 7, 1923 ~ July 27, 2019 (age 95)


John Richard “Dick” Stafford, age 95, of Columbus, OH passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2019 in his residence.  Born on September 7, 1923 in Clark County, Ohio, Dick was a son of the late Walter T. and Jessie (Buchanan) Stafford. He married Susan Kizer Nesbitt on August 28, 1948 and she survives.  He is survived by three children: Jane S. (John) Linville of Bement, IL. James N. (Pamela) Stafford of Waterville, OH,  and Joseph B. (Molly) Stafford of Columbus, OH.  He was a loving grandfather to eleven grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved brother, Bob, in 2014, also at age 95.  Dick was a member of the Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Columbus, OH.  He worked for Diamond Milk Products and retired from the Ohio Dept of Health.  He served as a medic in the U.S. Army during WW2, including Omaha Beach during D-Day.  Burial was held at the convenience of the family in Spring Grove Cemetery, St. Paris, Ohio.  A service of thanksgiving will be held at 10:30 a.m. on August 17, 2019 at Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 5099 Postlewaite Road, Columbus, Oh 43235.  Atkins-Shively Funeral Home is serving the family. 

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Celebration of Life
August 17, 2019

10:30 AM to TBD
Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church
5099 Postlewaite Road
Columbus, OH 43235

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