MSgt USMC, Ret. Don Walter Stafford, Jr. passed away in the early morning hours on Friday, September 07, 2018 in Marshall, TX. He was born in Reklaw, TX on Christmas Day in 1931 to Augustina and Don Stafford, Sr.
Mr. Stafford entered the United States Marine Corp on January 10, 1952 in Houston, TX. He proudly served his country during his many tours in Korea, Vietnam, and Okinawa. Don retired after 20 years as Master Sargent in Coronado, CA. He then went on and worked another 20 years in Civil Service.
Mr. Stafford was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, William H. Stafford and Joseph Charles Stafford. He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy High Stafford; two sons, Russell Wayne and Michael Joseph Stafford; daughter, Elizabeth Donnelle Stafford Ward and husband Dean; two grandchildren, Braden Stafford and Tarren Stafford Davis; as well as a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in the Colonial Chapel of Sullivan Funeral Home. Visitation will precede the funeral from 12:00 PM until the time of the service. Burial will be at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at the Northwest Veterans Cemetery in Keithville, LA with full military honors.
Honorary pallbearers will be; Paul Fugler, Ed Davis, Dr. Ronald Scott, Larry Yahn, Reed Hollon, and Robert Dean Ward.