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Buford A. Stanley, 89, departed this life on Aug 26, 2018, after a short illness with family by his side. Born and raised in Arkansas, Mr. Stanley relocated to Akron in 1943. He was employed with American Hard Rubber, Metro Regional Transit Authority, and after retirement he continued to drive for Old Trail School ending the work force with 54 years of service.

At a very early age he proposed to his wife at the age of 11, she was nine. They made a promise that they would marry and that union took place in Dec 1948, a marriage of 69 years. As a self- made independent man Buford enjoyed many outdoor activities mainly fishing, hunting and traveling which gave him many years of joy. He accepted Christ as his Savior.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Kathryn Jean; son, Gary Lamar; four brothers, one sister and a special cousin. He leaves to cherish his memory a loving wife, Mary L. Stanley; son, Ricky Stanley; daughters, Robin (Kim) Terry and Verdale Franklin; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 12 p.m. at Rhoden Memorial Home, 1101 Palmetto Ave., Akron, Ohio 44306. Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service. Interment will be held at Glendale cemetery. Procession will form and condolences may be sent to 869 East Ave., Akron, Ohio 44307.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Aug. 28 to Sept. 5, 2018
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