Dennis Stafford, 66, of Benton, passed away, Thursday, February 23, 2012 in a Chattanooga Hospital. He owned and operated S&S Rock Inc. in Old Fort. He loved gardening, fishing, spending time with his grandchildren and loved to work at his rock quarry. He was preceded in death by his parents, John (J.T.) and Edith Brackett Stafford. His survivors include his wife Joyce Kincaid Stafford; children, Kari Leigh Ann Stafford of Benton, Denny & Lori Stafford of Old Fort, Michael & Amy Stafford of Old Fort, Brian & Teresa Stafford, of Delano, Jill & Travis England of Delano and Tonya & Bob Williams of Cleveland; brothers and sisters, Don and Johnnie Stafford of Cleveland, John and Susan Stafford of Melrose, FL, Ann and Dan Biggs of Casper, WY and Jeanette and Dave Kinley of Old Fort; grandchildren, Ashley and Aryn Bain, Kallen Stafford, Cade and Kelby Stafford, Kaitlyn and Megan Stafford, Briar and Briene England and Tripp Woody. Funeral services will be at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 26, 2012 in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home with Buddy Ellis and the Reverend Steve Beavers officiating. Interment will be Monday, February 27, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in Benton Memorial Gardens with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 4:00 - 8:00 at the funeral home prior to the service. The family requests that memorials be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Stafford family guestbook at www.higginsfuneral.com.