Clyde Stafford Jr.
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Fares J Radel Funeral Home & Crematory - Newport
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Newport, KY
Clyde Stafford, Jr,

Ft. Thomas - Clyde Stafford, Jr, 83 of Ft. Thomas, KY passed away March 3, 2021 at his home. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Ruth Stafford (nee Ingram), children Ruth Ann (Buddy) Darland, Dennis Stafford, Connie

(Brett) Hall and Butch (Deb) Stafford, 16 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters Doris Bradley, Rosella James and Barbara Anderson and many nieces and nephews. Clyde was the first professional softball player for the Cincinnati Suds, Soapy of Soapy's Fabulous Five, was inducted into the Northern Kentucky softball hall of fame and traveled the world through his passion of softball. Clyde's faith was very much a part of his life and was very involved with the Church of the Nazarene. In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to the Nazarene National Softball Tournament in care of the church. A memorial reception will be held TODAY, on Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 2-5pm at the Springdale Church of the Nazarene, 11177 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45246. Fares J. Radel Funeral Home, Newport serving the family.



Published by Kentucky Enquirer from Mar. 5 to Mar. 6, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Mar
6
Memorial Gathering
2:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.
Springdale Church of the Nazarene
11177 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH
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I played with Clyde on Soapy"s Fabulous Five. He was an inspiration to me.
My wife Kathy and I send our condolences to the family.
Rick Fowkes
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March 12, 2021
I knew Jr. Stafford when I was a kid on Putnam St. in Newport, KY in the 1950s and 60s. Jr. was the most courteous gentleman and the absolute most competitive athlete I ever saw. He excelled in softball, basketball and even football on the concrete playground behind Newport High School. I would see him play for the Nazarene Church team in Newport HS gym ands he was unstoppable. I also saw him play softball for the best teams in Newport and he even was on a National Championship team as I remember.

Jr. was always nice to the kids in the neighborhood who adored him. He would get home from working on a Barq's delivery truck, exhausted with an infectious smile always. After dinner he'd be out playing whatever sport was in season in the streets or on the playground. R.I.P. Clyde Stafford Jr.
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March 6, 2021
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