Ronnie Joe Stafford, Sr., a loving father, son, brother, and grandfather, passed away on August 30, 2023, in Antioch, TN. He was born on March 17, 1964, in Nashville, TN. Ronnie will always be remembered for his kind heart, his passion for cars and NASCAR, and his deep love for his family.
Ronnie is preceded in death by his father, Woody Stafford, and sister, Beverly Laursen.
Ronnie Joe Stafford, Sr., is survived by his children: Ronnie Joe Stafford Jr., Amy (Kevin) Rigsby, London Oberleas, Nikki Earley, Tisha (Chris Cozart) Cook; his mother Linda Stafford; brother Morris Stafford; sisters Dorene (Gary) Daniel, Jeannie (Donnie) Casey; as well as fourteen cherished grandchildren. Each one of them held a special place in their grandfather's heart.
One of Ronnie's greatest joys in life was watching NASCAR races. He was a devoted fan of the legendary driver Mark Martin. Although Ronnie dedicated much of his time to cars and racing, his family held the most important place in his heart. His love for his children and grandchildren knew no bounds. Ronnie leaves behind a legacy of love through the lives he touched.
Ronnie Joe Stafford, Sr., will be remembered as a kind-hearted and dedicated man who lived each day to its fullest. Whether tinkering with engines or spending time with his loved ones, he embraced life with a passion that touched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing him. As we say our final goodbyes, let us celebrate the life of this remarkable man who will forever remain in our hearts. May his soul find eternal peace.
A Memorial Gather will be held for Ronnie at Gregory Mill Park 390 Enon Springs Road. East Smyrna TN 37167 on Saturday, September 9, 2023 from 12:00pm ~ 4:00pm.