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July 10, 2014

Jim Stafford

STILLWATER, Okla. — Jim Stafford, a Yale resident, passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at the age of 67.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday,July 14, 2014, at the Assembly of God in Yale. Brother Mich Dershem will officiate. Interment will follow at Lawson Cemetery, Yale. Arrangements are entrusted to Palmer Marler Funeral Home, Yale.

Jim was born on June 23, 1947, in Yale to the late Jess and Mae Ellen (Graham) Stafford.  He grew up in Yale, graduating from Yale High School in 1965. Jim worked for the city of Yale, retiring in 2005.

Jim married the love of his life Wanda Thurman on July 6, 1968. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. Jim loved to read and work puzzles. Jim enjoyed woodworking, yard sales and baking. He loved spending time with his family and especially his grandkids.

Jim is survived by his wife Wanda, son Cully and wife Angela Stafford, daughter Julie McCall and husband Roy, brothers Nelson Stafford and wife June, Murl Stafford and wife Betty, Joe Stafford and wife Joyce, sisters Evelyn Snyder and husband Terry, Donna Mullins, Janis Day and husband Bob, brothers-in-laws Wes Thurman and wife Han, Kenneth Thurman and wife Vickie, Henry Thurman and wife Yonha, sisters-in-law Neoma Moody and husband Paul, grandchildren Rebecca Vann Stafford and Dyllon Stafford, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law Kenneth and Lorene Thurman, sister Linda Kay Stafford, brother-in-law Chuck Mullins, great niece Zoie and great-great nephew Joel.

Condolences and online guest book are available at www.palmermarlerfh.com.

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