Virginia Elise Stafford Smith, a longtime resident of Wewoka, Oklahoma, died Thursday the 25th of July at home. Virginia was born June 5, 1935 to John and Juanita Stafford in Holdenville, Oklahoma. She graduated from Yeager High School in 1953 and married her high school friend, Max Smith on March 11, 1955. Together they had three children. Tony Smith, Tina Smith and Terry Smith. Max and Virginia were married 64 years.
Virginia worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company was owner of Berry’s Waffle House in Wewoka, OK. Being a mom, grandma, and wife were her life. Making cakes and baking pies were on every week must. The kids and grandkids all had their favorite pie. If a grandkid came to visit, their favorite pie would be waiting on the cabinet. Grandpa would say jokingly, “ glad you kids came to visit, that’s the only time I get to eat.” Sunday dinners were enjoyed by everyone living on “ Smith Hill.”
Virginia is survived by her husband Max Smith of the home; one son Terry Lee Smith of Wewoka her grandkids that meant the world to her Chad and Brandi Smith of Wewoka, OK, Jennifer and Stephen Caldwell of Allen, OK, Tracy Powell of Seminole, OK, Trina Carter of Holdenville, OK,
Chris and Lacey Smith, of Seminole, OK, Craig Smith of Allen, OK, Brandon and Hannah Smith of Durant, OK, Jennifer and Blake Ramey of Tennessee, Mean Reynolds of Grapevine, TX, Josh Talley of TX and twenty-nine great-grandchildren” brothers Johnny Stafford of Moore, OK, Jackie Stafford of Moore, OK, and Ronnie Stafford of Holdenville, OK.
Preceding Virginia in death are her parents, son Tony Smith, daughter Tina Smith, great-grandchild Tinley Powell, siblings Dub Stafford, Marie Burkhart, Billy Stafford, Winona Winkle, Barbara Deason, Alma Moon, and Harvey Sfafford.
Funeral service was held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Wewoka Church of Christ with Palmer Smith officiating and burial at Holdenville Cemetery.
Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home