December 3, 1930 ~ July 19, 2015

Born in: Buncombe County,
Resided in: Swannanoa, NC

James Carroll Radford, Sr., 84, of Swannanoa, passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at his residence. A native of Buncombe Co. he retired from the US Navy after 30 years of service, where he served as Quarter Master QM1 and earned the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He served 22 years in active service and eight years in Reserves. Surviving are four sons, James S. Radford of Asheville, Gary D. Radford of Oakley, Steven W. Radford of Swannanoa and James C. Radford, Jr. of Leicester; two daughters, Denise Inman of Swannanoa and Patricia Camby of Asheville; eleven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two brothers, Coy E. Radford of Oteen and Bobby D. Radford of Enka; one sister, Dale Radford and a special friend, Joan Page. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 22, at 1:00 p.m. at Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road with Rev. Dr. Jeff Dowdy officiating. Burial will be in the Western State Veterans Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road. TO OUR DAD: Anchors Aweigh. The endless sea awaits its weary sailor. Now your crew is infinite and your order is but one. No more peril as you sail into the setting sun. Your compass set to the port of souls (where you will wait for us). The voyage you made, the course you've known. And you will never be alone. WITH LOVE FROM YOUR CHILDREN.

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  1. you served beyon the call of duty,and with the utmost honor,from a navy salior
    who knew where you answered the call of duty

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  2. It has been years since I saw Carroll but I will always remember his laughing and his joke telling. My thoughts are with the family.

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  3. I’ll never forget your stories or our long walks lol you where a good man papaw I miss you so much and I love you remember every Atlanta braves game with you remember that game we stayed up until 3:30 in the morning 18 innings and it was worth it cause we won !!

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  4. With much love I remember you my sweet Mr Radford, I know you are much happier now,for now I will carry my sweet memories of you& I, knowing that someday I will see you again, Thank You so much for the Love & Kindness you always have to me, In my heart always❣️✨💫

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