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Ourso Funeral Home

13533 Airline Highway, Gonzales, LA

OBITUARY

Earl Wayne Stafford

November 22, 1943July 31, 2020
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Earl Wayne “Poppy” Stafford, 76, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020. He was a native of Baton Rouge, LA and a resident of Prairieville, LA. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, gardening, swinging on the porch with grandchildren, cooking, and spending time in Mississippi at his second home. Earl is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Sheryl “Sue” Stafford; daughters, Dana (Mark) Rushing, Tammie (Sandy) Picou, Sherry (Keith) Martine; brother, Lynn Earl Stafford; grandchildren, Shawn Rushing, Shay Rushing, Kelsi Martine and Mckenzie Martine. He is preceded in death by his parents Gladys Mae Stafford and Earl Stafford. Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service at 11AM on Monday, August 3, 2020 at Ourso Funeral Home-Gonzales, 13533 Airline Hwy. Gonzales, LA. Visitation will be held from 9AM until the time of service. Special thanks to James and Doris Nations, Brian Reeves and Clarity Hospice for their loving care and kindness. Pallbearers: Brian Reeves, Reed Babin, Mike Stafford, Jim Stafford, Shawn Rushing, Larry Corrent, Dustin Clouatre, Shawn Martine. Honorary Pallbearers: Keith Martine, Henry LaLanne, Mark Rushing, Todd Long and Sandy Picou.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Brian Reeves
  • Reed Babin
  • Mike Stafford
  • Jim Stafford
  • Shawn Rushing
  • Larry Corrent
  • Dustin Clouatre
  • Shawn Martine
  • Keith Martine, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Henry LaLanne, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mark Rushing, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Todd Long, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Sandy Picou, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 3, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, August 3, 2020

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Darnell James

August 3, 2020

You are in my thoughts and prayers, so sorry for your loss.
I pray for a peace in your heart that surpasses understanding.
Love you Sue, Darnell

Barry Boudreaux

August 3, 2020

My condolences to the family. Sorry for your loss.

Carmel Streater

August 3, 2020

Sue, I'll always remember the effort Wayne put into his home building. It was a pleasure to work with him.
Carmel Streater

Ruth Price O'Connor

August 1, 2020

Sue & family... I'm so very, very sad to hear about the passing of Earl Wayne. He was such a nice guy. I thought a lot of him. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you. Love ya'll.

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