By: Paul AdkinsSports Editor
January 25, 2013
OCEANA, W.Va. — Randall K. “Randy” Stafford, 53, of Oceana, passed away Friday, January 25, 2013, at his home from a battle with cancer.
Born January 28, 1959, in Man, he was a son of Kenneth Jacob Stafford of Kopperston and the late Erma Lillian Arthur Stafford.
Randy loved to ride his Goldwing motorcycle with his wife Sue. They had traveled to 39 of 50 States in the United States touring the country. He was a member of the Toneda Baptist Church. He enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting with two sons Patrick and Jared. Randy enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter Jasmine, usually bicycling and fishing. He also volunteered in the past with church youth groups and Sunday school programs, civic organizations such as Oceana Little League, Biddy Buddy Basketball, and the Boy Scouts. He was formerly employed with Arch Coal Inc., Mingo Logan Coal Co., Transervice Inc., Harris No. 2 Mine, and Itmann Coal Co.
In addition to his father, Kenneth Jacob Stafford of Kopperston, survivors include his wife of 33 years, Sue Stafford; their two sons, Patrick Stafford of Welch and Jared Stafford and wife Kat of Beckley; one grandchild, Jasmine Stafford of Mullens; three sisters, Lillian (Billy) Tilley of Eccles, Marsha (Tommy) Sparks of Oceana, and Sandy (Mitch) Solacz of Mt. Hope; a special sister-in-law, Lou Blankenship of Oceana, who helped with his home health care; special friends Brenda and Frank Jenelos Sr., and Frank Jenelos Jr.; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and a host of other loving family and friends.
Services will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday, January 27, at Toneda Missionary Baptist Church at Kopperston with Pastor Jim Hamrick and Rev. Ron Lee officiating and special singing by Timothy Harless and Eric Lusk Singers.
Friends gather with the family from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the church.
In keeping with Randy’s wishes, he will be cremated.
Condolences may be left at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com
The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home at Lynco.