08/25/1942 - 05/27/2019
Walter L. Saffold was born August 25, 1942, to the proud parents, Green Saffold Sr. and Gertrude Saffold, in Slater, Mississippi. At the young age of 8 years old, Walter moved to Stockton with his parents, where he attended Monroe and Washington Elementary school and Edison Senior High, where he graduated in 1960. Walter played varsity football for Edison Senior High and received the MVP of the football team.
On February 4, 1967, Walter married the love of his life and best friend, Doris, and they have celebrated 52 wonderful years of life together. To their union they were blessed with three beautiful children, Lamar, LaMonte’ and Tara.
Walter served in the United States Army Reserve and then continued his career working for AT&T, in Stockton, Ca. and retired from the company after many years of devoted service.
Walter accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and joined Progressive Community Church. Walter peacefully departed this life on May 27, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was abundantly loved by his family and everyone who knew him. Walter and his wonderful smile will be forever missed. Walter was preceded in death by his parents, Green Sr. and Gertrude Saffold, his son Lamonte; his brothers Amos Saffold Sr., John Saffold and Green Saffold Jr.
Walter Saffold leaves behind to cherish his memory, his beloved and devoted wife Doris Saffold of Stockton, Ca; his son, Lamar (Dana) Saffold of Temecula, Ca; daughter, Tara Saffold of Sacramento, Ca; his siblings: Hosea Saffold Sr., Stockton, Ca., Noah (Rosemary) Saffold Sr. , of Seaside, Ca., St. (Jackie) Saffold of Sacramento, Ca.; his sisters Gladys Crittendon of Union City, Ca., Catherine (Art) Taylor-Huffman of Stockton, Ca.; Marie Lee of Suisun, Ca. ; Priscilla (Cornell) Harvell of Oakland Ca.; Sister in-law Terry (Chima) Chukwueke, his 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, a host of nephews and nieces and a multitude of relatives and friends.
There will be a visitation held on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 from 4:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the Vineyard Chapel in Cherokee Memorial Park, located at 14165 N. Beckman Road, Lodi CA, 95240.
Funeral and Celebration of Life services will be held in memory of Walter on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., at Progressive Community Church, located at 2820 South B Street, Stockton CA 95206, with Rev. Glenn Shields officiating. Interment will follow in the at Cherokee Memorial Park, located off of Highway 99 at Harney Lane, Lodi CA,95240.
Cherokee Memorial is honored to serve the Saffold family.
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