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Mourning the Loss of Johnny L. Staggers

Johnny L. Staggers

The Alford family mourns the loss of Johnny Lee Staggers. He was born on June 12, 1947, in Buchanan, Michigan, to Mr. & Mrs. Lavelle and Lula Mae Foster Staggers. Johnny graduated from Dunbar High School, and shortly after graduation he joined the United States Army. Johnny was relocated back home near family and friends, where he attended the tech school and graduated.

Having taken up upholstery in his twilight years, he met a guy named Howard also known as "Speedy." Speedy introduced Johnny to Zenobia, and she became his wife of 45 years. He always wanted a loving big family, and together they had seven children: four girls, Tonya, Sheila, Barbarbra, and Mose; and three sons, Maurice, Lyndon, and Elliot.

After doing upholstery, he started working for Rural Electric. He loved spending time with family and friends, shooting pool, cleaning cars, fishing, and making sure everyone was cool by maintaining the air conditioning.

Family members who preceded him in death were parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lavell and Lula Mae Foster Staggers; and siblings, Lavell Jr., Leon, and Bill. Those remaining to cherish his memories are: his wife, Mrs. Zenobia Staggers; daughters, Tonya, Shelia, Barbarbra, and Mose; sons, Maurice, Lyndon, and Elliot; sisters, Betsy Gilstrap and Kathy (Robert) Henry; brothers-in-law, Robert Henry, Howard Anderson, Terry Howard, Sr., and Melvin Johnson; sister-in-law, Mary Johnson; several grandkids; and a host of great-grandkids, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Mr. Johnny Lee Staggers, after 75 years, made his way to eternal rest on Saturday, July 2, 2022, from Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Johnny Staggers is the husband of Zenobia Staggers. Zenobia is the daughter of Ruby Alford-Anderson; and Granddaughter of Lafayette “Fate” Alford.


Friday, July 8, 2022

1:00pm - 6:00pm

Biglow Funeral Home

1601 North Wood Drive

Okmulgee, OK 74447

The Hour of Remembrance:

Saturday, July 9, 2022


Greater Jones Chapel AME Zion Church

1226 E. Smith Street

Okmulgee, Oklahoma 74447

Pastor, Reverend Terry Howard, Sr., Officiating


Monday, July 11, 2022


Fort Gibson National Cemetery

1423 Cemetery Road

Fort Gibson, Oklahoma

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