Bruce Stafford, age 79, “has slipped the surly bonds of Earth” and is now with his\nHeavenly Father. He will join his parents, sister, grandparents, aunt, uncle, and\nstepfather.\nBruce is survived by his wife, Ellen, of 52 years, his children, John (Julia), Bruce II\n(Judith), and Christa (Tim); sisters Judy, Debbie, and Beth; grandchildren Arial,\nBrannon, Phoebe, Alexandra, and Katerina; great grandson Marco Bruce; and a\nnumber of nieces and nephews.\nHe was in the Air Force and 30 years with the Federal Government at the SBA and\nIRS. For the last 17 ½ years he has been a greeter at the Greeneville Walmart.\nAs a member of the United Baptist Church in Greeneville he has served as a trustee\nand was the administrator for their outreach Visitation Program.\n\nPallbearers will be James Thompson, Tommy Thompson, Ryan Thompson, David Hensley, David Spurgeon, Billy Ferguson \n\nDonations to St. Jude, the Greeneville Humane Society the Washington County\nAnimal Shelter, or the Greene County Guard in his name, will be appreciated.\n\nHe was a member of the American Legion Post 64 and was named Legionaire of the Year in 2002.\n\nThe family will receive friends Thursday from 4-6 PM at Jeffers Funeral Chapel at Afton. Service to follow delivered by Nick Bailey.\n\nGraveside services will be Friday, November 4, 2022 at 1:00 PM in Mountain Home National Cemetery. The United States Air Force and Greene County Honor Guard will conduct graveside honors.