March 28, 1945 ~ January 5, 2020

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Ronald Grant Radcliff, 74, of Leicester, went to be with his Lord Sunday, January 5, 2020, at the CarePartners Solace Center, following a brief illness.

A native of Buncombe Co., Ronald was a son of the late Rev. Vernon E. Radcliff and Margaret Martin Radcliff. He was also preceded in death by brothers Worth, Bobby and Steve Radcliff.

Mr. Radcliff retired as a supervisor for Square D Co. after 42 years. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church of Asheville, where he played bass guitar. Ronald was a devout Christian, loved gospel music, and formerly played for various gospel groups. He enjoyed golf and yard work. He loved his family and adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He often traveled to be with them for sporting events, games and rodeos.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Meadows Radcliff; daughters, Angie R. Hawkins (Alan) and Connie R. Worley (Jeff); grandchildren, Nathan Hawkins (Jessica), Sarah Bolick (Logan), Ty Worley and Lane Worley; great-grandchildren, Xavier and Brooklyn Hawkins, and Sophia Bolick; sisters, Judy Clark (Roger) and Shelby Boyd (Clark); brother, Larry Dean Radcliff (Roma Lee); and sisters-in-law, Margaret Radcliff and Marlene Radcliff.

Funeral services for Mr. Radcliff will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, at Trinity Baptist Church of Asheville. Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. Ralph Sexton, Rev. Allen Rash, Rev. Davis Plemmons, Rev. Bobby Smith, and Rev. Nathan Hawkins. Interment will follow at Mountain View Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ty Worley, Lane Worley, Nathan Hawkins, Logan Bolick, Stevie Sharpe, Ricky Pike, and honorary pallbearers will be the Trinity Musicians.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Trinity Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund, 216 Shelburne Rd., Asheville, NC 28806.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting the family.


Visitation: January 7, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Trinity Baptist Church of Asheville
216 Shelburne Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806


Funeral Service: January 8, 2020 2:00 pm

Trinity Baptist Church of Asheville
216 Shelburne Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806


Burial: January 8, 2020 3:30 pm

Mountain View Freewill Baptist Church Cem.
Alexander Road
Alexander, NC 28701


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. To all the family
    Ronnie has been a good neighbor over the years and I know he will be missed by all that knew him and loved him our thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you.
    May god be with you during this time and in the days ahead!

  2. Carolyn an family…so sorry for your family’s loss. Ronnie was such a sweet natured man! Always the same everytime you saw him! I know your family will miss him terribly. Now he is at peace with the rest if his family!

  3. Our condolences to all members of Ronnie’s family for your loss but you know where he is. No more discomfort and free of all his health problems as he now has a new body. He is having a reunion with all those that had gone on before him. He will be greatly missed but cherish your memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Carolyn, Angie, and Connie and family you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Ronnie was such a light for the Lord. Such a good man. May the Lord give you all strength, comfort and peace. We love you all!

  5. Carolyn I am so sorry about Ronnie’s death. He now has a new body and will never hear the word cancer again. We love you and your family and will be praying for you.

  6. Carolyn I am so sorry about Ronnie’s death. He has a new body now and will never hear the word cancer again. We love you and your family so much and will be praying for you.
    Love and Prayers,
    Shelia King Warren

  7. My prayers are with Carolyn and family. Ronnie was one of my best friends all through high school. He was always such a nice man. I pray Gods sweet grace will cover you and give you sweet peace that only He can. I am so happy that he is now healed .and has his new body, I can just see the big smile on his face. I will be praying for all of you in the days ahead, I know how you are going to miss him. Carolyn sending love to you.💞

  8. Carolyn,Connie,Angie and all the other friends and relatives I am so sorry for your loss!! May the Lord bring you comfort in this time of sorrow .I will be thinking of you folks in the day’s and week’s ahead.

  9. Carolyn and Family
    So sorry to hear of Ronnie’s passing. May “The God of ALL Comfort” be close to you now and in the coming days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  10. Dear Carolyn, Angie, Connie and Family, I am so sorry for the loss you are going through. To say he will be missed is an under statement. Such a wonderful man, husband, father, son, brother, grandfather and friend to many. Hold your memories close and take comfort in the fact that he was one of a kind. He will be missed.

  11. Carolyn I am so very sorry to hear of Ronnie’s passing. I have known him my whole life. We started school together and graduated together. He was one the finest men I have ever known. I pray God’s blessing on you as you deal with this. We are leaving one by one. Hold on to God’s hand. God bless your whole family!

  12. Connie we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. Love and prayers for you all during this time.

  13. I am saddened to read of the passing of Ronnie as I knew him growing up and working at Square D. in the receiving department. May God comfort all of you in this time of sorrow and loss knowing he is at rest and you will see him once again

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