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Asheville - 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, and the online register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
1401 Patton Avenue Asheville, NC 28806
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on July 17, 2014