Dave Stafford passed away June 2, 2022. He was born on July 5, 1951 to Mary Richard and the late Dave Stafford, Sr. in Lake City Florida.
He received his formal Education in the Public School System of Marion County.
On July 28, 1994 Dave was joined in Holy Matrimony to Willie Beatrice Pierce.
Dave was preceded in death by his grandparents; his father Dave Stafford, Sr., stepfather, Nelson Richard; his sisters, Alfreda Richard, Delina (Diane) Alford and Marion Robinson; his uncles, Joe McCray, Nathaniel and Raymond Robinson and his aunt Thelma Reed.
Dave leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Willie Beatrice Pierce of Tampa; his son Ira Dave Stafford of Ocala; stepdaughter, Sheryl Thomas of Tampa; his loving Mother, Mary Richard of Ocala; his sisters, Irene Mulkey and Sirena Richard both of Ocala; Spring Stafford of Orlando; his brothers, Derrick Stafford, Reginald Stafford and Allen Brown all of Orlando, brother in laws, Lenard Mulkey and James “Byron” Mitchell; aunt, Minnie Lou Thomas of Mims; uncle, Billy Desue of Mims; 4 grandchildren; 19 step-grandchildren, 25 step-great grandchildren and 15 step-great, great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.