Jack Calvin Radford

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Jack Calvin Radford, 78, of Asheville, died Monday, July 14, 2014. A native of Buncombe Co., he was a son of the late Martin and Mae Bell Radford. He was also preceded in death by brothers John L. and Charles H. Radford, and by sisters Irma R. Hampton, Beulah R. Sluder, and Mildred R. Johnson. Mr. Radford was a graduate of West Buncombe High School. He served twenty years in the U.S. Air Force, and then graduated from A-B Tech. He worked at Eaton Corp. for twenty-one years before retiring. He was a devoted member of Starnes Cove Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, Sunday School director, usher, and on several committees. Mr. Radford is survived by his wife, Carol Sutton Radford; daughter Jacqueline Radford Barton and husband Jon of Roswell, GA; son Martin K. Radford and wife Kelly of Asheville; grandchildren Jacob Radford, Abigail Radford, Jon Barton, III, Calvin Barton, and Grant Barton; and sisters Thelma R. Ratcliff, Jeanette R. Radcliff and husband Hall, and Patricia R. Walters and husband Marvin. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday at Starnes Cove Baptist Church, with funeral services following at 12:00 p.m. The Rev. Charlie Sams will officiate. Interment with military honors will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the Western Carolina State Veteran's Cemetery in Black Mountain. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Starnes Cove Baptist Church, 149 Starnes Cove Rd., Asheville, NC 28806. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.

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  1. We are so saddened by this loss. Jack was a joy and a true treasure to all who knew him. We send our prayers and love to all family and friends.

  2. We send our prayers and love.
    Jack was one of those very special uncles and we will miss him so very much.

  3. We are saddened by the loss of our dear friend Jack. Carol, we are prayng for you and the children and grandchildren that God will strengthen you and help you through this difficult time. Cherish the precious memories you have until you meet again.

  4. Carol and Jackie; sorry for your loss. I know God’s love will carry you through this time. I think of you often since we moved to Buford, Ga. and trust you are still playing the piano for the Lord. I send my love and prayers,

  5. I am sorry for your loss. Uncle Jack was a great man. I have wonderful memories of y’all and Little Red. Sending my love to the family.

  6. Carol & family, We are so sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort you in this time of loss. Mr. Jack will be sorely missed.

  7. I loved Jack very much! He was a strong presence in the church and a positive one. I know your hearts are heave for this is the time to grieve, but take comfort in knowing that he is with our creator now and we will see him again one day.

  8. We both worked with Jack at Eaton. Jack was one of those special people that touches your life forever. Our sympathy and prayers go out to the family. He will be truly missed. May God comfort all of you. John and Carolyn Caldwell

  9. Sending our love and prayers. We loved Jack very much and always enjoyed seeing him. We will miss him so much. Jimmy, Lisa, Stefanie, Samantha, Cody, Carter, Lexie and Jayden

  10. Carol, Jackie, and Marty and family, Oh how I loved Mr. Jack! He brought a smile to my face just hearing his voice. Thinking of him now makes me smile and knowing that he is in heaven with no pain is a bittersweet joy. His love for God and serving Him was apparent in all that he did here on Earth. Randy and I love your family and regret that we cannot attend Mr. Jack’s services on Friday. Please know that we are praying for you all and sending love from here!

  11. Sorry for you loss we are sending our love and prayers. Jack was a wonderful person and will be missed.

  12. Dear family of Jack Radford,
    It is with sadness that I learn of Jack’s passing. He was a friend of my brothers, Wayne and Richard Wright and both families grew up together in Craggy and Olivette. Patsy was close to my age and Jeanette closer to Richard’s age. Carol was also our friend in school and the community. May God give you His Peace and Comfort. Cherish the memories you made with Jack and talk about him often to keep his spirit alive in your hearts. My husband, Ed Parham sends his condolences as well as he knows Jeanette from Victory Baptist Church.
    Much love in Christ,
    Jeanette Wright Parham 703-323-5990 jparham713@aol.com
    Fairfax, VA

  13. Carol, I wanted to thank you for taking such good care of my brother . You are a wonderful person and I love you.

  14. Carol,Jackie,Marty and family my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of grief. I loved Jack just like my daddy and know he will be missed by sooo many in the lives he touched. Love Cherie,Seth ,Caleb and Michael brock

  15. Carol, Marty and Jackie – my prayers and thoughts are with you. Please know that you are being thought of during this time of grief. Cindy Pressley Rogers

  16. Dear Carol I was so sorry to hear about Jack. He was a great guy and will be sorely missed.We spent a tremendous amount of time together growing up and I have enjoyed remembering him with my wife although I am not sure she believes all the stuff that We did. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Had I not just this hour returned from Texas visiting my Daughter and grand-kids I would be there tomorrow but
    I am worn out. Sincerely, Wayne Wright.

  17. Dear Carol and family, I am so sorry I won’t
    be able to be there on Fri. You are all in my thoughts
    and prayers. Jack was a wonderful man, loved
    by all those who knew him. He will be greatly missed.
    Love, Sheila Crooke

  18. Jack was truly a great guy that I was priviledged to know and work with. Jack could make you laugh when no body else could. Jack was a speacial person we will all miss.
    Buddy Blanchard

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