BARTOW - John L. "Luke" Radford, age 97, passed away from natural causes Thursday, October 24, 2013 in Bartow.
Born January 7, 1916 in Tarrytown, GA, he was the son of the late Andrew and Dora Belle Radford, Mr. Radford was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving in WWII. He was a longtime employee of U.S. Steel. Luke was also a longtime member of Lake Buffum Baptist Church in Fort Meade.
He is preceded in death by his wife Louise Radford, and is survived by his son Johnny Radford Ozelle of South Carolina; grandson Johnathan Radford Amanda of South Carolina; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Saturday, October 26, 2013 from l0am to 11am at the Lake Buffum Baptist Church in Fort Meade. Services will follow at 11 00am at the church. Condolences may be made to the family at


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Published in Ledger from Oct. 25 to Oct. 26, 2013