Stafford Morrison Query, Jr. ’56

Stafford Morrison Query, Jr., 86 of Roanoke, passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021. Mr. Query was born in Roanoke, Virginia to the late Stafford Morrison Query and Mary Estelle Luck Query.

Mr. Query graduated from Davidson College in 1956 with a BS in Economics. From July 1957 – July 1959, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Artillery. He was a radio repairman and earned the rank of Spec. 4. After his service, Stafford then attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University where he received a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1964. Mr. Query was a teacher for Carroll County and Rockbridge County Schools. He also worked for the Newport Ship Building and Dry Dock Company, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wiley and Wilson, Inc. and then retired from Hayes, Seay, Mattern and & Mattern in January 1998.

Survivors include his sister and brother-in-law, Anne Worrell and Jim Hylton; nephews and spouses, David and Vanessa Worrell, Dan and Sandy Worrell, and Grey and Cindy Worrell; niece and spouse, Lisa and Tom Whittle; great-nephews, Shane Worrell, Logan Worrell, Stafford Lee Worrell, Evan Worrell, Koy Worrell, and Ben Whittle; great-niece, Lucinda Norman; special cousins, Mary Luck Bane and Gilbert C. Luck; and special cousin and caregiver, Scott Bane. Stafford was especially fond of his nephews, niece, great-nephews and niece. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A private graveside service with inurnment following will be held at a later date at the Oakwood Cemetery on Longwood Avenue in Bedford, Virginia with Rev. Kevin Campbell officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Hillsville Presbyterian Church 172 South Main Street, Hillsville, VA 24343 or to the charity of your choice. A guestbook is available online by visiting Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel is serving the family.

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