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Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel

3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd, Dayton, OH

OBITUARY

Harold Stanaford

April 21, 1937September 6, 2019
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Stanaford, Harold, age 82, of Xenia, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 6, 2019, at The Hospice of Dayton. He was born in Jellico, TN on April 21, 1937, to Y.B. and Bessie (Teague) Stanaford, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Violet (Brown) Stanaford, whom he married December 21, 1963, on September 23, 2015 and four siblings, his twin sister, Helen Dykes, Maxine Stanaford, Kenneth (Pert) Stanaford, Milace (Speedy) Stanaford. Harold is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Karen and John Miller, of Ft. Wayne, IN; two grandchildren, Adam Miller, of Ft. Wayne, IN and Sara (Erik) Bowen, of Winona Lake, IN; a brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Linda Stanaford, of Williamsburg, KY; his uncle, Virgil Teague; a brother-in-law Herbert Brown and numerous nieces and nephews. He attended Bethel Community Church in Xenia. Harold was an active member of Beavercreek Lodge #753, Xenia Lodge #49, The Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton and Antioch Temple Shrine, and was a Kentucky Colonel. Funeral and masonic services will be held beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at the Tobias Funeral Home-Beavercreek Chapel, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Road at Grange Hall Road with Reverend John Lockwood officiating. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery in Xenia, OH. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services on Wednesday. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, September 11, 2019
  • Masonic Service and Scottish Rite Ring Service Wednesday, September 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 11, 2019
  • Interment Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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Amie Stanaford-Turner

September 10, 2019

Mom & Dad always told me the story of when they first brought me home from the hospital and Uncle Harold came to meet me. He said, "Let me hold the baby!" For years as a little girl this is how he greeted me and despite my acting embarrassed, I loved it! Somewhere along the way he started calling me "Himmie" and I am not sure how that got started. Growing up I always looked forward to his and Aunt Violets trips to mamaw & papaws because they always stopped at our house in Kentucky on the way for a visit. It was always a special time that we all enjoyed. Because of the distance between our homes I didn't spend as much time with Uncle Harold as I would have liked to but he was always there for me and I never doubted that even as an adult. Different times when dad was in the hospital Uncle Harold made the trip down, he called dad regularly and they had great conversations, even after dads passing he continued to stay in contact with mom. I loved him even more because of how good he was to my dad and mom. I respected him because he took the time to check on them, and when we lost dad he took the time to call and we had numerous conversations. His heart was broken and so was mine so we just talked our way through it. Karen, I know you and your family are hurting but please know that we love you all and pray for all of you. Your parents were wonderful people that raised a wonderful and strong daughter. Just remember that though we cant touch them or see them they are just a thought away.

Sheila Broom

September 9, 2019

Karen,
I am so sorry about the loss of your father, he was such a loving and caring person. I am going to miss him when I go to Ohio, it will not be the same. Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.

Sheila Broom

September 9, 2019

Karen I am so sorry for your family’s loss. He was a great person and my favorite cousin, he was so caring and giving. Both of your parents were wonderful people and he will be greatly missed just like your mother.

Betty Crider

September 9, 2019

I’m so sorry for your families loss. I loved being at Larry‘s house when Harold came over for coffee and Hershey candy. He would tell the most interesting stories about his life. He was like the grandfather I never had. Prayers for your comfort.

Ellen Bissey

September 9, 2019

My dad's best and oldest friend. I am so sorry for his loss but so happy and thankful for the years of friendship. Much love to Karen and family.

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