Charles Henry Radford (1928 - 2013)

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Charles Henry Radford, 84, of Crawfordville, passed away on Tuesday Oct. 8, 2013 while receiving end of life comfort care at the Tallahassee Community Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee.

He was born to Everett and Erla Radford, one of four children, in Baltimore, Md., on Oct. 16, 1928. His life was spent in the service of others: he served in the U.S. Army between 1945-1949 as a member of the military police in the Korean Peninsula and at the West Point Military Academy, he was a sworn law officer in both Anchorage, Alaska, and Denver County, Colo., and ultimately retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Lantana after more than 30 years of dedicated service.

He exemplified that same unwavering level of commitment in every aspect of his life as he explored a variety of passions including being a Life Member in the National Rifle Association, a member of the American Legion, an ardent supporter of various organizations that provide assistance to Disabled American Veterans, as well as a supporter of local organizations committed to the humane treatment and care of animals, but no commitment was more important to him than family. He was a devoted son and loving father and proud grandfather that saw no sacrifice as too great to ensure his family's safety and happiness.

Survivors include his son, Steven M. Radford of Crawfordville; granddaughter, Sarah J. Radford of Tallahassee; his youngest brother, Ray Radford of Haverhill, Mass.; many cherished nieces and nephews; and his loving pets, Brandi and Sam.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the New Hope Christian Center located at 2725 Florida Georgia Hwy, Havana FL 32333. For more information contact Steve Radford at (850) 491-8346.

Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel in Crawfordville is assisting the family with arrangements (850-926-3333 or

The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers that interested parties please make a donation in honor of Mr. Radford to the following local organizations that he supported during the last years of his life – Citizens for Humane Animal Treatment (CHAT) of Wakulla, 1 Oak Street Crawfordville FL 32327, and/or Wakulla County Senior Citizens Center, 33 Michael Drive, Crawfordville FL 32327
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Published in The Wakulla News on Oct. 23, 2013
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