Francis Stafford

Memorial service for Francis “Gene” Eugene Stafford was September 9, 2019 at Wilson Mortuary Chapel, Salem, with Mike Bell officiating and Full Military Honors.

Mr. Stafford was born April 5, 1947 in Marion, Ohio, to Sylvester Roswell and Nancy Irene (Noggle) Stafford. Mr. Stafford died September 6, 2019 in Salem at the age of 72 years.

Survivors include his children, Dustin Stafford and wife, Nicole, Salem; Clarence Artrip, Salem; Carmen McKee, Salem; and Renea Stafford, Columbus, Ohio; ex-wives, Marie Stafford, Columbus; and Ella Artrip, Salem; grandchildren, Natasha Stafford, Dusty Stafford, Emmitt Stafford, Randy Stafford, Harley Artrip and Correr Artrip; step-grandchild, Anthony Justice; three siblings; and a host of extended family and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and four siblings.

Mr. Stafford served in the United States Army.