Fred Stafford Obituary, Death – Fred Wilford Stafford of Hickory, NC, sadly passed away at age 92 on Friday, December 16, 2022, at The Greens at Hickory unexpectedly leaving loved ones and family in grief and agony. The Greens at Hickory was the place where Fred Wilford Stafford, who had reached the age of 92 when he passed away on December 16, 2022, was able to spend his final days. He spent the majority of his life in Hickory, where he was born. On May 15, 1930, he was born in Alexander County to parents who have both passed away by this point: Hall Stafford and Virgie Starnes Stafford. He was named after his father. Alexander County was the location of his birth. Both of his parents have passed away since then.
Fred was involved in the goings-on of three different organizations that he belonged to, namely the East Hickory Baptist Church, the Catawba Beagle Club, and the Catawba County Horseman’s Association. He was a member of all three of these groups. He had a lengthy career in the metal fabrication industry, and when he retired, he turned his attention to gardening, which he discovered to be a very enjoyable hobby.
Before he did, his brother Glade Stafford, his two brothers Louis Stafford and Bud Stafford, and his sister Elizabeth (Lib) Huffman all passed away. His parents were the first members of his family to leave this world, beating out all of his other relatives to the grave. Coleen Moore Stafford, his wife of 72 years, who currently resides at the family home; his daughter, Annji Reid and her husband, Rocky, who currently reside in Hickory; his brother, Hugh Stafford, and his wife, Faye, who also reside in Taylorsville; his sister, Ruby Bryant, who also resides in Taylorsville; his grandchildren, Alisha Martin and her husband Ashley, and Rocky Reid II and his wife Beth; and his great-grandchildren are those who are left to honor his