Born Feb. 25, 1924, in Athens, Ala., son of the late John Robert Stanford and Bertha Lee Swindle Stanford, he was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in WWII. He was retired parts manager at John Deere in Kennett, and of the General Baptist faith.
On Dec. 1, 1947, in Piggott, Ark., he married Louise Risinger.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Stanford, of Kennett; one daughter, Judy Stanford, of Kennett; one grandson, Justin Stanford and wife, Kristi, of Kennett; three sisters, Catherine Gray, Valene Stanford and Elezabeth Richardson, all of Tennessee, and other family and friends.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Emery officiating.
Burial will follow in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.