Mr. Sam E. Stafford, age 69, of Prescott, AR, passed away on March 15, 2013. He was born on September 12, 1943 in Prescott.
He confessed his faith in Christ at a tender age where he united with Munns Chapel Baptist Church. He was a 1961 graduate of McRae High School where he excelled as a student and athlete.
He was a faithful employee of Lone Star in Hooks, Texas and retired from Firestone in Prescott, Arkansas.
He was preceded in transition by his doting parents, John E. Stafford and Adell Blake; and his son, Katlin Lidge.
He leaves to forever remember his legacy: his children, 1SG Napoleon (Nadia) Briggs of El Paso, TX, Jonathan D. Briggs of Prescott, AR, Tyrone E. Stafford of Texarkana, AR, Tracy L. (Latish) Stafford of Nashville, AR, Samuel C. (Whitney) Stafford of Prescott, AR, Misty (Leonard) Shaw of Nash, TX; and Fred Fricks of Prescott, AR whom he loved as a son; eleven grandchildren; one sister, Patricia Blake of Prescott, AR; a special cousin whom he loved as a sister, Jossie Furlow of Berkeley, CA; two brothers, Burnette (Betty) Muldrow of Prescott, AR and Willie Arthur Stafford Smith of Kansas City, MO. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, a special nephew, Sherman Jonson of Prescott, AR, numerous cousins, countless friends, a special friend Joyce Fricks of Lamar of Flint, MI and a special friend/caregiver, Dora Smith of Prescott, AR.
Visitation will be held 11am-5pm Friday at Hicks Funeral Home, Inc. Funeral services will be held 11am Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Munn’s Chapel Baptist Church in Prescott, Arkansas. Interment will be at Deann Cemetery in Prescott. Arrangements entrusted to Hicks Funeral Home, Inc.