Beloved father, devoted grandfather, cherished brother and friend of many, Charles Porter Stafford, age 81, passed away at his home on Monday, September 16, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born in Longview, Texas on August 19, 1938 to Comillious Porter and Zella Lovell Stafford. Charles is preceded in death by his parents, Comillious and Zella Stafford; his siblings, Illoween, Maydelyn, James, Toledo and Baby and his grandson, Chase Dickard. He is survived by his daughter, Pamela Spence (Rusty); his son, Charles Darren Stafford; his grandchildren, Bryan “Booger” King (Jessica), Emily Willis (Michael); his great-grandchildren, Destin King, Hunter King, Connor King, Kaydin King, Bascum Wade Dickard, Dalton Glezen, Tailor Willis, Cheyenne Willis, Molly Ann Willis and Slyder Willis; his sister, Barbara Bingham; his nieces, Angie Brittain (Larry), Kim Rogers, Frances Blanton (Ronnie); his nephew, Gene Allan Mitchell (Mary); his bonus son, Robbie Campbell; his life long friend, Pete Burks. Charles is also survived by numerous other family members and friends who knew and loved him; and his four legged fur-baby, Missy. Charles proudly served his country from 1956 until 1962 in the United States Army. He worked most of his life as a painter in the construction industry. He loved coon hunting, elk hunting in Colorado, loved music and dancing, gardening, reading Louis L’amour books, and loved whole fried fish but his true love in life was his family whom he adored. In his younger days, Charles participated in bareback bronc riding in the rodeo and was known to skip school to go to the local sale barn to ride horses in the sale ring. He will be deeply missed by all who were blessed by his friendship and love. The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Debra McDowell and Heart to Heart Hospice and their staff for the care, compassion and friendship shown during his illness. Graveside service with military honors will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 2:00pm at Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery with Chaplain Lawrence Thompson officiating. On line condolences may be offered at www.meadowbrookfh.com
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