Francis Stafford

Obituary of Francis Eugene "Gene" Stafford

Francis Eugene “Gene” Stafford, 78, passed away January 12, 2021 following a very short illness.

A time of celebration with his wealth of family, friends and acquaintances will be held at a date to be determined.

 A lifelong resident of Colfax in Guilford County, Gene was the son of the late Frances Stafford. He was a graduate of Colfax High School and later graduated from UNC-G in Greensboro. He received his Masters Degree in Commercial Arts at UNC-G.

Gene was a man of many talents, and was loved by all who knew him. He loved photography and offered his expertise to many non-profits throughout the community where he lived. He founded the Colfax Persimmon Festival in 2008, which continued to grow every year since its inception.

He was survived by numerous cousins, extended family and friends.

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