WILLIAM EVERETT PAFFORD
GARY HIGH SCHOOL 1949
January 12, 2012
September 6, 1930 - January 12, 2012
NEWARK, Del. —
William Everett Pafford, 81, of Newark, Del., formerly of Oceana, W.Va., died
Thursday, January 12, 2012 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. Born September
6, 1930 in Wytheville, Va., he was the son of the late Frank Lee Pafford and
Margaret Ida Brown Pafford. Mr. Pafford was a retired Tech Sergeant in the U.S.
Air Force with twenty years of service. Following retirement from the Air Force,
he worked at National Mines in Pineville, W.Va. and later worked as a Quality
Assurance Inspector for several nuclear power plants throughout the northeast.
He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America. In addition to his
parents, two brothers, Frank Lee Pafford Jr. and Bobby Pafford; and two sisters,
Jane Duke and Alice Morris preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Ann Thorne Pafford of Newark, Del.; three
children, William E. Pafford Jr. and wife Sue of Surveyor, W.Va., Tamara Sue
Morgan of Oceana, W.Va. and Chris Pafford and wife Lorrie of Newark; six
grandchildren, Jarrod Pafford, Jason Pafford, Brandon Morgan, Rebecca Morgan,
Nikole Pafford, and Matthew Pafford; and two brothers, Thomas Pafford and wife
Barbara of Huntington, W.Va. and Douglas Pafford and wife Sharon of Moneta, Va.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 14, 2012
at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton with the Reverend Larry Dyer
officiating. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers. The West Virginia
National Guard Honor Guard and Mercer County Veterans Council will conduct
military graveside rites. Friends may call at Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton
a.m. until the service
hour on Saturday. Those attending the graveside service are asked to meet at the
funeral home by 10:30
a.m.Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung
Association, P.O. Box 3980, Charleston, WV 25339-3980. Online condolences may be
sent by visitingwww.seaverfuneralservice.com.