Rick Allen Stafford, 65, Nevada, MO, passed away following a lengthy illness, Friday, December 27, 2019 at Mercy Hospital, Joplin, surrounded by loved ones. Rick was born on August 10. 1954 in Kansas City, MO to William Wilson and JoAnn (Connor) Stafford. He married Nancy Neville in Nevada on September 13, 2003 and she preceded him in death in 2017.
Rick grew up in Nevada and graduated Nevada High School class of 1972. He worked in construction for a time then began a career as a truck driver. He drove for over 20 years and retired in 2017 from “Trucks 4 U”.
Survivors include his five children, Robert Masters (Chris), Carthage, MO, Tonya Timbrook (Jeff), Milo, MO, Stephanie Peters, El Dorado Springs, MO, Shauna Masters (Amanda), Nevada, and Tracy Massengill, El Dorado Springs; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his mother, JoAnn Stafford, Kansas City; three brothers, Billy Stafford (Lois), Kansas City, Bruce Stafford (Becky), Kansas City, and Steven Stafford (Frankie), Nevada; two sisters, Cathy Stafford and Vickie Stafford, Kansas City. In addition to his wife Nancy, he was preceded in death by his father, one sister, Diana Parker, and one granddaughter, Kourtney Masters.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, MO. Private interment will follow in Newton Burial Park at a later date. The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 prior to the service at the funeral home.
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