Willis Stafford Obituary

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In Memory of

Willis Edward Stafford

January 23, 1938 - July 4, 2012
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Bump Stafford, a Prineville resident passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at his home with his family by his side. He was 74 years of age. A Celebration of his Life will be held Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at the Crook County High School Auditorium. A reception will follow for all family and friends at the Prineville Elk's Lodge. Willis Edward "Bump" Stafford was born on January 23, 1938 in Horatio, Arkansas to James Samuel and Bertha M. (Chandler) Stafford. The family moved from Arkansas when he bump was about 15 years of age to Prineville where he got his first job at the Ochoco Inn as a bellhop. They later moved to...
Bump Stafford, a Prineville resident passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at his home with his family by his side. He was 74 years of age.

A Celebration of his Life will be held Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at the Crook County High School Auditorium. A reception will follow for all family and friends at the Prineville Elk's Lodge.

Willis Edward "Bump" Stafford was born on January 23, 1938 in Horatio, Arkansas to James Samuel and Bertha M. (Chandler) Stafford.

The family moved from Arkansas when he bump was about 15 years of age to Prineville where he got his first job at the Ochoco Inn as a bellhop. They later moved to Dayville, Oregon, where he meet Jody Garrison and later married in 1956 and had their four sons. He worked for Driskill Fish Farm in Dayville delivering fish. Moving back to Prineville in the late 60's Bump has worked throughout this community, he owned and operated Stafford Logging, and as a cattle rancher, and farmer. Bump married Candace McPhetridge in the 1977 they were married for 14 years. He also owned and operated Stafford chip yard, and Stafford Ranches. Bump was a hardworking man and took pride in his work and his family.
Bump enjoyed golfing, snowmobiling; he was also an avid hunter and loved the outdoors. Bump loved to go and watch the rodeo and watching his sons and grandchildren rope. Bump mostly enjoyed spending time with his son's and grandchildren. He was member at the Prineville Elk's Lodge. He will be missed greatly by many many family and friends.

Bump is survived by his four sons Mark Stafford of Prineville, Milt and his wife LaDonna Stafford of Culver, Samuel Stafford of Powell Butte and Michael and his wife Amy Stafford of Prineville, brothers Curtis Stafford, Luther Stafford and Joe Stafford all of Arkansas twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Cecil and Jack Stafford and a granddaughter Hope.
Arrangements are in the care of the Prineville Funeral Home. Please visit www.PrinevilleFuneralHome.com to share your memories or express your condolences by signing the on-line Guest Book.

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