DECEMBER 25, 1973 - JANUARY 24, 2009

FAIRLAND - Timothy Wayne Stafford age 35, of Fairland, Oklahoma, was called home to heaven ~ Saturday, January 24, 2009 at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Missouri following a sudden illness.

Tim began his journey on December 25, 1973 in Miami, Oklahoma one of two children born to James and Janice (Taylor) Stafford. Tim was united in marriage to Darla Carol Griffith on June 17, 1994 at the home of Dick and Pam Lett in Southwest City, Missouri. They moved to Fairland, Oklahoma in 1997 coming from Southwest City, Missouri. Tim worked at NEO-Fab in Miami, Oklahoma for five years; was a welder at Holden Industries for 10 years. He enjoyed fishing, visiting with friends, wrestling, tractor pulls, skeet shooting and loved watching OU Football games. Tim was a faithful Christian and a dedicated member of the Church of Christ in Miami, Oklahoma. He will be remembered as a dedicated husband and father and will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his loving wife of 14 years, Darla Stafford of the home; a son ~ Levi Wayne Stafford; his parents ~ James and Janice Stafford of Fairland, Oklahoma; his brother ~ Phillip Stafford of Atlanta, Georgia; his mother-in-law ~ Pat Griffith of Southwest City, Missouri; his nieces and nephew ~ Sara Stafford, Kyle Stafford and Megan Whited; along with many neighbors and friends who will dearly miss Tim and his gentle ways.