POMEROY —William "Bill" Radford, 87 of Pomeroy, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at his residence. He was born Aug. 21, 1927, to the late Homer and Helen (Bailey) Radford in the Rocksprings area of Pomeroy, where he spent his entire life.
Bill attended the Pomeroy High School (Class of 1945) and served in the U.S. Army. He retired as a letter carrier from the Pomeroy Post Office after 30 years of service. He was a lifetime member of Rocksprings United Methodist Church, where he served in many capacities. Bill was also a proud member of the American Legion-Drew Webster Post 39, Pomeroy, and Rocksprings Grange and Hemlock Grove Grange. As an avid fan of the Meigs County Fair, Bill served as president of the fair board for many years, and enjoyed displaying his antique tractors and garden produce each year.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Louise Radford; children William (Carol) Radford, of Columbus, Rebecca (Robert) Bryte, of Marietta, and Mary (Roger) Gilmore, of Pomeroy; granchildren Brooke McCloud, of Belmont, Darby Gilmore, of Nashville, Lisa(George) Hutchison, of Bolivar, and Cristina (LeRoy) Fry, of Charlestown, Ind.; great-grandchildren Justin Springer and Bayley McCloud, of Belmount, and Kyndal Hutchison, of Bolivar; brother Rollin (Nancy) Radford, of Pomeroy; brother-in-law George (Brenda) Glaze, of Akron; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Bill's family was able to honor his last wishes for a peaceful passing with the kind and caring support and assistance from his niece Connie Little and the Pleasant Valley Hospice team.
A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy with pastors Ronald Reed and Angel Crowell officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be 7-9 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at the funeral home. Military rites will be presented by American Legion-Drew Webster Post 39, of Pomeroy.
An online registry is available at Anderson McDaniel Funeral Homes of Pomeroy and Middleport.