Donald Royce Stafford


Dr. Donald Royce Stafford, 81, passed away on August 3, 2019.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Brenham Church of Christ,
with Dr. Doug Hall officiating.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Memorial Oaks Chapel.
Dr. Donald Stafford was born on September 27, 1937 in Wewoka, Oklahoma to Mary Louise Barnard and
Jefferson L. Stafford. He graduated in 1955 from Stillwater High School. He earned his bachelor's degree
at Abilene Christian College, his master's at Stephen F. Austin, and his doctorate at Oklahoma State
University. He worked in higher education for 44 years. He was a counselor at Blinn College and also
taught Psychology. Dr. Stafford was employed at Blinn College for over 20 years. Prior to coming to
Blinn, he was an administrator at Texas A&M, Cooke County College, and Abilene Christian University,
primarily in Student Services. After retiring from Blinn, he substituted for Brenham Independent School
Dr. Stafford loved to sing and was a church song leader since he was in high school. He was a member of
Brenham Church of Christ, where he was a part of the praise team. He also sang in the Barber Shop
Quartet. Dr. Stafford was an avid exerciser and had been a long-jumper in high school and college.
Survivors include his wife Jimmie Deone (Mayton) Eckhardt; son Scott Stafford and wife Rhonda
Stafford; daughters Stacie Fischer, Penny Eubank and husband Nelson; step-sons Donnie Eckhardt and
wife Janice, Randy Eckhardt and wife Bridget; step-daughter Kimberly Parks and husband Michael; 13
grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and cousin Nancy Ruth Durham.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents and two children, Donna Beth and Steven Royce Stafford.
Serving as pallbearers are JD Young, Jason Barber, Richard Fletcher, Tom Burras, Gary Foster, and Brian
Funeral arrangements for Dr. Donald Stafford are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main,
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Jerry Bayles
Aug 05, 2019
Dion I were friends and colleagues since working on our Doctorates at Oklahoma State University then as co-administrators at North Central College.

A most honest ,Christian man I ever met.

My sentiments to Scott, Penny and Stacie.

My heart and love will be with you tomorrow as you celebrate his life.