Donald Gaskin Radford

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“I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Donalds passing. I didn't find out till 12 pm on Tuesday. I really hate I couldn't be with all of you. He was a...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Michelle Gurley Barwick - NC

“Thinking of all of you during this time of sorrow. Heaven has truly gained a saint. ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Patsy Gardner - Goldsboro, NC

“Our prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Your faith in God will continue to be the foundation from which your family can start...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Jerry and Stacey - goldsboro, NC

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family at this difficult time. I always enjoyed visiting with Donald. May God bless the family and heal...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Jeff Edwards - Asheville, NC

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I worked with Donald at RG Barry for years. He was a great friend and will be missed by all of us. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Pat Moody - NC

“Such a sweet family. We love you and you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Kenneth Braswell & Joyce Braswell - NC

“I just so happened to look at the paper online and saw that Mr. Radford had passed...I will never forget meeting him the day I signed for my new car....Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Shante' White - Goldsboro, NC

“I had the pleasure to meet G-pa though his granddaughter Ellen. Mr. Radford was a wonderful christain who loved to talk to everyone. He will be...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Kim Green - Snow Hill, NC

“I love this sweet family and Mr. Donald was one fine man in my book. Love and prayers to each and everyone of you. I know we will see him again! ...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Debbie Gardner Pope - Kenly, NC

“Donald was one of my favorite people. He had such a tender heart & wasn't afraid to show it. The world is a better place for having had Donald in it. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Jane Jones - Pikeville, NC

“I met G-Pa....through his granddaughter, Ellen...who came to work for me a couple years ago. I own Mystiques Salon and we all got to know and love G...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Tammy Cossano - Goldsboro, NC

“Will keep your Family in my thoughts and prayers. ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Kay Barnes Wall - Kenly, NC

“So sorry for your loss. However Mr. Donald is sitting with God and not in pain. I always loved going to visit the Radford home as a child. God and...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Janice Jones Miller - Conway, NC

“I have so many great memories of Ronald McDonald," most of them at Antioch Church. He was a sweet and kind man who loved his God, his family, and...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Robin Lancaster Potter - Pikevile, NC

“We are so sorry for your lost and he was a fine christian man and real friend , god bless you all as your face this difficult time, love to you all. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Billy AND KAYE mCLAWHON - NC


Donald Gaskin Radford, 66, passed away on Saturday evening at Life Care Hospital in Rocky Mount surrounded by his loving family. He was a man who had a strong and loving dedication to the Lord, family, and friends.

Donald was born in Wayne County on November 19, 1946 to the late Clifton Radford and Elizabeth McLawhorn. Donald was an active member of Antioch Free Will Baptist Church where he served as chairman of the deacon board and a Sunday School teacher for over 45 years.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 21, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Pastor Greg Stancil and Mr. Radford's grandson Mason Powell officiating. Interment will be on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Wayne Memorial Park.

Donald is survived by his loving wife of forty-five years Annette Rose Radford; daughters Teresa Gardner and husband Timmy of Rosewood, Lisa Ginn and husband Stanley of Goldsboro, Tommie Ann Swinson and husband Skip of Goldsboro, Donna Radford Powell and husband Brian of Seymour, TN; grandchildren Christopher Ginn, Tyler Gardner and wife Jessica, Lauren Gardner, Ellen Ginn and fiancé Andrew Bennett, Mason Powell, Miranda Powell, Emilee Swinson; great grandchildren, McCandless St. John, Jayden Gardner; special daughter Kelly Mott of Pikeville; brother Maxton Radford and wife Barbara of Wilmington; sisters-in-law, Betsy Read and husband Dick and Cathy Harrison and husband Kenny; nieces, nephews, cousins, and lifelong friends.

Mr. Radford was preceded in death in addition to his parents by a brother-in-law, Joe Rose.

The family will receive friends following the service on Monday evening at Seymour Funeral Home or other times at the home.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Antioch Free Will Baptist Church, 1407 Antioch Church Road, Pikeville, NC 27863

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.