John Ulice Stafford
John Ulice Stafford, 65, passed away on Feb. 11, 2020, at Cumberland Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was born on Feb. 11, 1955, in Knoxville, to James Albert and Betty Ruth (Bice) Stafford. He worked in the construction profession with Eatherly Construction, Green Brother's Construction, and for Crab Orchard Utility District.
He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Teresa (Turner) Stafford; daughter, Ashley Blankenship (Phillip); sons, Johnny, Tony (Sabrina) and Caleb (Kristin) Stafford; grandchildren or his little "knotheads," Kase Dixon, Brayden Blankenship, Dawson, Katelin and Elijah Stafford, and Brailey Walden; special engrafted daughter and Ashley's sister of the heart, Jennifer Stanford-Durham (Colton); brother, Larry Stafford (Leslie); sisters, Nancy Kilby and Mary Kimbrel; sisters-in-law, Virginia Stafford, Linda Stafford and Barbara Daffinee (Wade); brothers-in-law, Ronald Turner (Delores), Tracy Turner and Travis Turner; nieces and nephews, Nathaniel Daffinee (Christina), Gary Turner (Tammy), Kieth Cross (Cora), Storme Cross Insco, Jason Richards (Tish), Derrik Turner, Tonia Turner, Shane Turner, Justin Turner (Ashley), Brittany O'Neal (Derek), Chris Stafford (Jodie), Josh Stafford (Lisa), Phillip Stafford, Sandra Eldridge (Mike), Tammie Triplett, Tina Bramblett, Anthony Stafford and Krystal Headrick; and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Albert and Betty Ruth (Bice) Stafford; grandparents, Claude and Gladys Bice, and Tilda Moles; brothers, Wilburn Earl Stafford, Dewey Stafford and Jerry Stafford; mother and father-in-law, Carson Lloyd and Mary Ellen Norris Turner; sisters-in-law, Catha (Turner) Cross and BJ (Turner) Masters; nephew, Michael Stafford; and niece, Tabitha Turner.
He was loved by all who knew him.
Family will receive friends on Friday, Feb. 14, from 5-8 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services for John will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 11 a.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home, with Bro. Tim Chesson, pastor of Faith Worship Center, officiating. He will be laid to rest in Turner Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Wade Daffinee, Phillip Blankenship, Jason Richards, Phillip Stafford, Byrd Kerley and Brian Swafford.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crossville Memorial Funeral Home.
Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
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Linda King Davis
Feb 14, 2020
I will miss this sweet man. He always had a hug for me whenever he saw me. Rest in peace and know you will be missed.