Ramon James Stafford, Sr. age 85, of Buckingham Virginia, entered his eternal rest on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. He was surrounded by loved ones.
Ramon was born on December 26, 1934, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the youngest child of Frederick and Alice Stafford. He was preceded in death by his brother Fred, and sisters Marilyn and Evelyn.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 64 years, Phyllis Young Stafford, his children, Ramon, Jr. (Dawn), Audrey Mulder (Ben) and Alice Lutz (Jerry); Grandchildren, Shannon, Jamie Rae, Brandy, Robert, JoAnne, Sarah, Samantha, and Ryan; Great Grandchildren, Sunny, Laila, Alania, David, Haven, James, Lily, Travis, Wyatt, Oliver, Benjamin; Great-Great Grandson Deklan; Sister in law Sally Geething, many loving nieces and nephews and numerous friends.
Ramon lived a very active life. He was retired from the US Navy, serving during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, and Virginia Power. He was an active member of Rocky Mount United Methodist Church, where he served in many positions, an active member of VFW Post 7059, member of the American Legion, a founding member of the Buckingham County Arts Council, longtime volunteer with Tax Aide, longtime volunteer with the Waterworks Players of Farmville, VA, member of the Buckingham Happy Squares Square Dance Club, member of Antiques Car Club of America. He won numerous awards for his leatherwork. He published a book detailing some of his exploits in the military.
Ramon travelled the world extensively, first with the Navy, then with his wife. He enjoyed sharing stories of his travels with eager listeners. Ramon was a people person, a pet lover and he cherished his time outdoors.
Viewing will be at Dunkum Funeral Home in Dillwyn on Sunday, November 15, 2020 from 11 AM to 4 PM.
Interment will be at Amelia Veterans Cemetery. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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