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“Susan and family, I am so sorry for the passing of Ron. He was such a wonderful man in every way. His smile was always so bright. and cheerful. I...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: ANNA L. FRAZIER - NARROWS, VA

“I am sorry for your loss. I went to Roanoke Technical Institute with Ronnie and we both went to work at Tennessee Eastman. ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Steve Woody - Kingsport, TN

“I am sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers for comfort and peace during this difficult time.. I knew Ron from the Celanese. ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Donna Bratton - Ripplemead, VA

“We are sorry to hear about Ron's passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family in your loss. We have many wonderful memories of Ron from our...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Greg and Nancy Whitlock - Newport, VA

“Susan, we are truly saddened to hear of Ron's passing. We are not able to come to the funeral service but our thoughts and prayers will be with you...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Sandra & Larry Peters - NC

“Susan; My heart is very sad for you and the kids. You are all in my prayers and thoughts. I remember good times, fun and lots of laughter, with...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Brenda (Garrett) Ratcliffe - NC

“Susan and Family...Our Deepest Sympathy to you in your loss. Our Love, Thoughts and Prayers are with all of you...WR and Donna Carole Johnston ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: WR and Donna Carole Johnston - VA

“I'm so sorry to learn of Ronny's' passing. Please know my prayers are with each of you. God bless, Jo Ann ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Jo Ann Tickle Stafford Scott - VA

“I new Mr. Stafford when I lived in Narrows. His son and mine son attend school together. I also worked at Celco and knew him from there. When my son...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Althea Myers Harvey - WV - Friend

“I hate to hear of Ronnie's death. There was no more fun loving person in this world. He will be remembered by many as such. Condolences to his...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Sonya Falls - Bullock, NC

“Susan! My heart goes out to all of you. Ron was a great man and he will be missed! My thoughts and prayers go out to you, and your Fam. We share...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Maria E.Vale - Edinburg,, TX

“Thoughts and prayers for the family. I remember Ron from many years ago when we attended 4H Camp in Abingdon together. So sorry that he had to leave...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Brenda Wagner King - Bland, VA

“Thoughts and prayers from Bloomington, Indiana. I have many fond memories of our high school days. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Eleanor Ann Caldwell O'CONNOR - IN

“We have many good memories of Ronnie. Clinton's parents lived and worked on the farm. And, Ronnie and I went to Penvir School together. I remember...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Shirley & Clinton Richardson - VA

“Mr. Stafford was a fantastic man, and I am thankful for being part of his 'extended family' for 30+ years. He always took an interest in what and...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Brian Ballard - Christiansburg, VA

“My condolences to all the family. May the Lord give you strength and comfort through this difficult time. May Mr. Ron Stafford rest in peace . ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Roman and Edna Vera - Edinburg, TX

Ronald (Ron) Allen Stafford, 69, of Narrows, VA, died on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, VA. He was the son of the late Ralph Porter Stafford, Celestia Conley Stafford, and stepmother Aulena Hankins Stafford. He was also preceded in death by sister Mary Stafford King, and a brother, Dr. William David Stafford.

Born on June 22, 1946 in Bluefield, WV, he was raised on a farm 'up Wolf Creek' outside of Narrows, VA. He was a 1964 graduate of Narrows High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee. After college, he worked jobs at Monsanto and ConAgra in Alabama and Louisiana, respectively, for 8 years, before coming back home to Narrows, VA to work at Celanese. Ron retired from Celanese after 25 years of service and was a co-founder of one of the first Internet service providers servicing the areas of Giles and Monroe (WV) Counties.

Ron was an active member of the community. He served on the New River Community College Board of Directors, the Narrows Town Council, was an elder at Valley Presbyterian Church, and volunteered as a youth sports coach for many seasons. Education was also a passion to Ron, and he worked as an adjunct professor at New River Community College and volunteered as a technology advisor to the Giles County School System. His other passions include watching University of Tennessee sports, playing golf, and learning about technology.

Above all, Ron's proudest legacy is his family. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 44 years, Susan Lee Stafford of Narrows, VA; son, Scott Allen Stafford and his wife Daria Rendon Stafford of Arlington, VA; son, Robert Lee Stafford and his wife Pamela Nicole Reynolds Stafford of Greensboro, NC; daughter, Jennifer Stafford Meredith and her husband Brandon Seay Meredith of St. Leonard, MD; grandchildren, Riley Neal Meredith, Cade Allen Meredith, Mia Elaine Meredith, Grant Porter Stafford, Sloan Allen Stafford, Ryan Lee Stafford, Ally Nicole Stafford, Elaine Sandra Stafford, and Holt Shannon Stafford; sister, Carol Stafford Swiader and her husband Robert Swiader of Virginia Beach, VA; and sister-in-law Sandra (Sonnie) Dunford Stafford. He also leaves numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 1 PM at New Valley Fellowship in Narrows. Burial will follow in the Boyd Cemetery in the Wolf Creek community near Narrows. The family will receive friends at Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows Tuesday from 6 to 8 PM. The family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider the charity of your choice.

The family is being served by Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at

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Old Wolf Creek Road Narrows, VA 24124