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R.T. Stafford

R.T. Stafford

Friday, July 31st, 1931 Saturday, March 30th, 2019

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Obituary for R.T. Stafford

R.T. Stafford, 87, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019. He was born July 31, 1931 to Rolly and Anna (Gilreath) Stafford in Bristow, OK. R.T. worked as a supervisor at Boeing and then Koch Engineering. He was a Deacon at First Baptist Church in Belle Plaine and then Pleasantview Baptist Church. R.T. took many trips with Mary in their motorhome. He enjoyed fishing, reading westerns, wood carving, and giving away his custom walking sticks. He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Alex Stafford, Sterlin Stafford, Lorena Parker, and Naomi Fenton. R.T. is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mary Stafford; children, Camella (Ron) Jantz, Kathy Cunningham, and Gary (Stephanie) Stafford; grandchildren, Megan Preedy, Ryan Jantz, Tyler Vitanova, Chase Cunningham, and Cole Cunningham; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation: Monday, April 1, 2019, from 3 to 8 pm with family present between 5 & 7 pm, at Smith Mortuary, 1415 N. Rock Rd., Derby, KS 67037. Funeral: 11:00 am, Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Pleasantview Baptist Church, 1335 N. Buckner St., Derby, KS 67037. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1820 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67214.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, April 1st, 2019 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Smith Mortuary, Derby
    1415 North Rock Road
    Derby, Kansas
    Monday, April 1st, 2019
    3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Family present between 5 & 7 pm
  • Service

    Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Pleasantview Baptist Church
    1335 North Buckner Street
    Derby, Kansas
    Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
    Rev. Ryan Jantz
  • Interment

    Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 |
    Hillcrest Cemetery
    10102 E. 95th St. S.
    Derby, Kansas
    Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

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Mark/Kathy Cunningham Family and Joya, Lisa, Angie, Toni, Rene', Joelle, Mrs. Schra have sent flowers to the family of R.T. Stafford.
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Mark/Kathy Cunningham Family

A true servant of our Lord, your example touches many and will continue to do so we're sure! Memories of you always bring a smile... thank you much!
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With deepest sympathy and much love. Your Cornerstone Family is praying for peace during this time.
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Butch Riddlr

To the Stafford family, My condolences and prayers go out to your family at this time of lost to your family. I remember RT well, our little talk before I got to take Kathy to the prom, always said hi when he would see me, a real gentlemen. Again sorry Camella, Kathy and Gary
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May the family of R.T. Stafford please accept my sincere condolences hoping you find comfort in God's words at Acts 24 : 15 and Psalm 37 : 29.
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