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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