Dewey Allison Stafford entered into this world on Oct. 1, 1949. He was born in Bledsoe County to James Albert Stafford and Betty Ruth (Bice) Stafford and was raised in Cumberland County.
He was a hardworking man who spent his career in construction and operating heavy machinery. He was a Christian man who loved his Lord and his family and he attended the Bible Methodist Church in Crossville. He loved to hunt, fish and work on cars with his sons.
He departed this world with his family by his side and went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at 12:26 a.m.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Dean (Garrett) Stafford; sons, Chris Stafford and wife Jodi, Joshua Stafford and wife Lisa, and Phillip Stafford; grandchildren, Evan Stafford, Isayiah Otero, Noah Otero, Elijah Otero, Wyatt Stafford and Alyssa Stafford; brothers, John Stafford and Larry Stafford; and sisters, Nancy Kilby and Mary Kimball.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Albert Stafford and Betty Ruth (Bice) Stafford, and brothers Earl Stafford and Jerry Stafford.
He was devoted to his Lord and family and will be deeply missed by so many.
Pallbearers were Caleb Stafford, Tim Matthews, David Garrett, Lee Garrett, Anthony Griffin and Terry Garrett.
2 Timothy 4:7: "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith."
Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on  October 10, 2016