OBITUARY

Richard W. Stafford

21 August, 194011 January, 2021
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Richard Wade Stafford passed away surrounded by family and friends on January 11, 2021. He was born on August 21,1940 to Loyd and Tommie Stafford of Roaring Springs Texas.

Richard attended Motley County schools, graduating Matador High in 1958. He went on to attend Texas Tech University on a football scholarship and set a Southwest Conference Discus Throw Record in 1959. Following his graduation from Texas Tech, Richard played two seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles Professional Football team.

At Tech, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and the Double “T” Association. He received a degree in Business Management and after his time with the Eagles was employed by Humble Oil and Refining Company, which became ExxonMobil Corporation. He retired with thirty seven years of service and attained the position of Marketing Distribution Operations Manager for the western half of the United States.

He married Julia Ann Herrell on March 29,1964 in Midland, Texas. She was highly supportive of his career with Exxon, and a remarkable wife and mother to their two daughters.

Richard thoroughly appreciated life. He was a well respected man known for his tough exterior and conservative views. He was an avid fisherman, bird hunter and world traveler. His weekly golf games with his friends at Bent Tree Country Club were the highlights of his retirement years.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents Loyd and Tommie Stafford, his loving wife Julia Stafford, infant twin brother Riley Stafford, brother David Gale Stafford of Roaring Springs Texas and brother Dr. Bob Stafford of Amarillo Texas. He is survived by his daughters Kim Worrell of Crested Butte Colorado and Kelly Stafford of Dallas, his granddaughters Madison Olguin of Lubbock and Isabella Worrell of Lubbock, his sister Shirley Gilliam of Lubbock and numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a visitation on Monday, January, 18 from 5pm to 8pm at Ted Dickey West Funeral Home located at 7990 President George Bush Turnpike, Dallas TX. 75252. Services will be held at the Church of the Holy Communion Cathedral on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 3:00pm located at 17405 Muirfield Dr, Dallas, TX. 75287 with burial to follow at Frankford Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation and Reception

    Monday, 18 January , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, 19 January , 2021

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Roy Steen

15 January 2021

Kelly and Kim,
I worked with your father for years and had deep respect for him as a good friend, dedicated and competent employee, and a good man.
Your mother and my wife, Mary, were good friends and "Bingo Buddies" for years. I extend my deepest sympathy to you for the loss of both parents in such a short period of time.
Roy Steen

Lenee Dahl

15 January 2021

With deepest Sympathy and my condolences
goes out to you all . Kelly and Kim and family , I’m so very sorry 😢
May God be with you always .

Joe Knight

14 January 2021

Worked many years with Dick, hard exterior gentle heart.

Sonja Parker

14 January 2021

My sincerest condolences and prayers to the family. May the Lord give peace and comfort to you all during this time.
Sonja

June Curie

13 January 2021

Although it was only a few years, I enjoyed working with Richard at the Exxon Irving Terminal . Rest In Peace.

Ted Puchacz

13 January 2021

A great friend. Always full of cheer. Dick appreciated life and will be missed at our Monday lunches. May the Lord open his arms and welcome you into his Heavenly bliss. Say hi to the gang from us.

Byron Williams

13 January 2021

My prayers and condolences goes out to the family. We are honored that Richard Stafford was apart of our NFLPA - Dallas Chapter.
Byron Williams- NFLPA Board Member

Ricky Stowe

13 January 2021

I sure hate to hear this. He is with his wife and other family members. Dick hired me in 1986 to Exxon. Will always be indebted to him for that opportunity and here I am almost 35 years later still with them. He called me chunker? Long but funny story. He was tough on the outside but so soft on the inside.
RIP Mr Stafford!

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