Richard Shuford

  • Richard Shuford

SPRUCE PINE, N.C.—Richard Daniel Shuford, age 75, of Carters Ridge Road in Spruce Pine, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Stanley and Zora Lane Shuford and husband of the late Sandra Kay Shuford, who passed away in 2013.  He was also preceded in death by an infant brother; brother, Wilford Lee Shuford and two sisters-in-law: Irene and Kathleen Shuford. Richard was co-owner of Shuford Lumber Company in Marion.  He loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving is his daughter, Cassandra Horton and husband, Randy of Spruce Pine; son, Daniel Shuford, of Spruce Pine; grandsons:  Landran Guinn and Maverick Ray Horton; granddaughter, Mia Kay Horton; sisters:  Lillian Huskins of South Toe and Linda Hendricks and husband, John, of Spruce Pine; brothers:  Jim Shuford and wife, Leta, of South Toe, Martin Shuford of Micaville, Troy Shuford and wife, Fran, of Marion, and Junior Shuford and wife, Viola, of South Toe; brothers-in-law: Jack Jarvis and wife, Martie, and Bill Jarvis and wife, Susan, all of Cowen, WV and a special sister-in-law, Sonja Randolph, that was especially kind to take care of him in his last years after his wife Sandra passed away.  Numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends also survive.  

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 30th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services.  Rev. Bruce Cannon will officiate.  

Burial will follow in the Autrey Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. prior to the services at the funeral home.   To send an online condolence, please visit our website at