Military Honors for Alfred “Earl” Stafford, 77, Lawrence will be held at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 13, 2016 followed by a visitation until 8:00 p.m. at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. He passed away Friday, December 9, 2016 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He has been a resident of Lawrence since 1971.
He was born on March 29, 1939, in Blakesburg, Iowa, the son of Floyd Adolphuf and Florence Helen (Fisher) Stafford.
Earl served his country in the United States Army as a master sergeant until he retired.
He married Katherine “Kate” Ann Stafford on December 23, 1958, in Albia, Iowa. She preceded him in death on June 12, 2009.
Survivors include two sons, Keith Michael, and wife, Karen, Nashville, Tennessee, Jeffery Scott, Lawrence, KS; one daughter, Kathleen Lynne Mitchell, and husband, Michael, Lawrence, KS; six grandchildren, Forrest, Lance, Tehya, Kayleb, Chad and wife Brynn, Matt, and two great-grandchildren, Reagan, Rhett. He was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Tammi, and Grandson, Brandon.
The family suggests memorial contributions in his name to the American Legion, Post #14 and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Online condolences may be posted at warrenmcelwain.com.