His Legacy… Jimmy Stafford, 82, passed away January 28, 2020. He was born on August 5, 1937, in Gainesboro, Tennessee to Comer Stafford and Earsie (Patterson) Stafford. Jimmy loved all sports, especially the local girls’ basketball team in Jackson County, Tennessee. Being outside in his yard and working on his garden was a favorite hobby to him. With his father working in Michigan, Jimmy lived in both Tennessee and Michigan throughout his early years until finally settling in the north working for General Motors. During one of his many travels back home, he met the lovely Katherine Scott, who he married just three months later on December 21, 1959.
Survived by his wife, Mary Katherine Scott of 60 years; and older brother, John Landen Stafford. Jimmy lovingly leaves behind two children, Belinda (Chris Goosman) Ellsworth, and Jeffrey (Kathy) Stafford; eight grandchildren, Tiffany Ellsworth, Aaron Ellsworth, Drew Stafford, Ethan Stafford, Emma Stafford, Annaliese Stafford, Olivia Goosman, and Gabriel Stafford; and two great grandchildren, Sydney Cogswell and John Cogswell. He has joined his beloved dog, Buster.
Preceded in Jimmy’s death are his other three brothers, Joe (Florence) Stafford, Comer Jr. (Theresa) Stafford, and Billy P. (Betty) Stafford, and Doris Stafford. Jimmy also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, and other family and friends who are located throughout Tennessee, Kentucky, and Michigan.
His Farewell… Jimmy’s family and friends will gather Friday, January 31, 2020 from 4:00-8:00pm at Anderson- Upper Cumberland Funeral Home, 2131 S. Grundy Quarles Hwy., Gainesboro, Tennessee. His Community Farewell will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 2:00pm( 11:00-2:00pm gathering) at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home, Gainesboro, Tennessee. Jimmy Anderson will serve as celebrant. Please leave a message of comfort for Jimmy’s family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign his guestbook at www.borekjennings.com
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