Funeral services for Jimmy Lloyd Stafford, 82, of Michigan and
formerly of Cookeville, TN, will be held at 2 P.M. on Saturday,
February 1, 2020, at Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral
Home in Gainesboro, TN. Burial will follow in the John L. Clark
Memorial Cemetery in the Stone community of Jackson County,
The family will receive friends on Friday from 4 P.M. – 8 P.M.,
and Saturday from 11 A.M. until time of services.
He passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, in Michigan.
Born August 5, 1937, in Gainesboro, Tennessee, Jimmy Lloyd
Stafford was the youngest of five boys born to Comer Eldrige
Stafford and Ersie Ann Patterson. 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 (Doris), Jimmy lovingly
leaves behind two children: Belinda Ellsworth (Chris Goosman)
and Jeffrey Stafford (Kathy), 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.
Preceeding Jimmy in death are his other three brothers: Joe
Stafford (Florence), Comer Jr. Stafford (Theresa) and Billy P.
Stafford (Betty). Jimmy also leaves behind a host of nieces,
nephews and other family and friends who are located
throughout Tennessee, Kentucky and Michigan.
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