Mr. Calvin Willis Stafford, age 85, of Glen St. Mary, FL passed away on Wednesday, March 30 at his home. Mr. Stafford was born in Jacksonville, FL to the late Oreadus and Cleo Prevatt Stafford. He lived in Baker County for the majority of his life and was a member of the Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church. Mr. Stafford was a member of the Sanderson Masonic Lodge and served in the United States Air Force for 20 years until his retirement in 1975. After retiring from the military he worked for the Department of Corrections for 20 years. Mr. Stafford enjoyed farming (also known as The Grits Man), hunting and was an avid reader. He is preceded in death by his parents, his late wife of 57 years, Nora Stafford, and two brothers, Allen and Richard Stafford. Mr. Stafford is survived by one son, Kenneth Stafford (Dorothy) of Glen St. Mary, FL: two daughters, Mary Rhoden (Steve) of Glen St. Mary, FL and Christina Clark (Jeremy) of Green Cove Springs, FL: one brother, Earl Stafford (Arnell) of Glen St. Mary, FL: three sisters, Patsy Hunter (Richard), Linda Mobley and Debra Gonzalez, all of Macclenny, FL. Six grandchildren, Wesley, Josh, Charles, Danny, Brandon, and Grace, as well as six great grandchildren, also survive. A funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Stafford will be held at 2 P.M., Sunday, April 3rd in the Chapel of Guerry Funeral Home with Elder David Crawford officiating. Visitation and gathering with the family will be from 1 to 2 P.M. (one hour before services). Interment will follow the funeral services in South Prong Cemetery. Guerry Funeral Home, U.S. 90 E., Macclenny, FL has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Please visit our website at www.guerryfuneralhomes.net to leave condolences for the family.
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