William A. Radford
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Mr. William Anderson Radford, age 75, passed away Friday morning, August 20, 2021, at Vidant Medical Center. A native of Wilson County, he was born November 22, 1945, the son of Jim Berry Radford and Dessie Davis Radford.
William had retired from Firestone after 30 years of service. Throughout his life, and especially following his retirement, William enjoyed being outdoors particularly surf fishing, hunting and maintaining his yard. A Christian, William valued the love of family and friends and enjoyed time spent with both. When all of the chores were finished, he could often be found reading a good book, especially those authored by John Grisham. William is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sarah Bartlett Radford of the home; daughter, Rhonda Ann Parnell (Glen) of Bolivia; son, Neil Anderson Radford (Lisa) of Yarrow Valley, Australia; grandchildren, Lindsey Daniels (Tyler) of Winnabow, Cameron Radford of Melbourne, Australia, and Courtney Radford of Yarrow Valley, Australia; a great-granddaughter, Sadie Mae Daneils; a sister, Daisy Pearl Walston of Rocky Mount; and a brother, Robert Radford (Dora Lou) of Wilson. Funeral services will be held graveside 10 AM Wednesday, August 25th, at the Snow Hill Cemetery with Reverend Don Sauls and Reverend Tyler Daniels officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service and other times at the Radford residence. William will lie-in-state at Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service on Monday and Tuesday from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Faro Chapel PFWB Church, 3616 Big Daddy Road, Fremont, NC 27830 or the American Heart Association, 3219 Landmark Street Suite 9A, Greenville, NC 27834. Online condolences may be shared at www.taylor-tyson.com