Mr. John Denton Stafford, Sr., 74, a resident of Cookeville, TN, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at the Masters Health Care in Algood, TN. Born November 7, 1937 in Ohio, son of the late Flossie Dice. He was a self employed steel worker. Survived by his children: John Denton Stafford Jr., Steven Stafford, Lori Brinds and Michala Stafford. A private memorial service will be held at a later date at the family home.