Stacie Arnold Dunford, Sr., age 85 of Wilmington, NC passed away on Thursday October 15, 2009 after an extended illness at Silver Stream Health and Rehabilitation Center, in Wilmington, NC.
Born on June 27, 1924 in Garwood, WV to the late Jessie James Dunford and Ada Bell Dunford. Stacie is preceded in death by his wife Fannie Dunford; a brother, John Dunford; a brother Nathan Dunford; and a sister Gertrude Walker.
A veteran of the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division during WWII, he served as a Sergeant in the European Campaign. After being honorably discharged Stacie was in the food and entertainment industry up to his retirement. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing and being with his family.
Stacie is survived by his sons, Mark W. Dunford and wife Diane; Dean A. Dunford and wife Marty of Boynton Beach, FL; Terry L. Dunford and wife Joy of Bakersfield, CA; and Stacie A. Dunford, Jr. and wife Melody of Bakersfield, CA; a sister, Frankie Bacorn of Morganton, NC; a brother, Clarence Dunford and wife Velma of Zephyrhills, FL; a brother Curtis Dunford and wife Laura of Lashmeet,WV, a step-daughter Linda Apple and husband Curtis of Reidsville, NC; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the staff at Silver Stream, as well as Dr. Mary Rudyk for all the support shown to the family and the care given to their dad.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 400 Oberlin Rd., Suite 220, Raleigh, NC 27605.
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