Herman C. Stafford Jr., 59, of Pine Bluff, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at his home.

Mr. Stafford was born February 1, 1957, in Pine Bluff, to the late Herman C. and Margaret Theola Howey Stafford. He was reared and educated in Pine Bluff, where he attended Pine Bluff Schools.

Mr. Stafford owned and operated Herman Stafford’s Lawn Service for 30 years until recently having to retire due to illness. He had also worked for Purnell’s Mini Storage and Laundry as an attendant.

He attended Watson Chapel Baptist Church. Mr. Stafford had a passion and talent for playing the drums and as a young adult, he joined a band called “The Heartland Band”. He also enjoyed spending time with his family at Mt. Nebo.

He is survived by his son, Calvin Stafford of Pine Bluff; daughter, Ashley Stafford-Lightsey of S.C.; five grandchildren; two sisters, Carolyn DeVos of Pine Bluff and Connie Paul of Memphis, Tenn.

Mr. Stafford was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be Monday, December 26, 2016, 10 AM, in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son with Reverend Todd Howard officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery. The visitation will be one hour prior to service time.

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