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Radford, Robert Thomas

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August 8, 1932 - January 26, 2018

Radford, Robert Thomas

Robert Radford was born on August 8, 1932 and died at home on January 26, 2018.   A memorial service will be held 2pm on February 10 at Northaven United Methodist Church.  Robert was preceded in death by Nevalee Jones Radford, his wife of 42 years, and his daughter Patricia Radford.  Bob is survived by his companion, Janice Murray, his son Robert  G. Adams, and his daughter Louise Payne of Stillwater, Oklahoma. Other survivors include cousins, grandchildren, and many loyal friends.

Bob was a mentor to many of us as he never quit teaching and helping us sort out life’s challenges. Friends say that knowing Bob was a gift.  After receiving his bachelor and master’s degrees at Baylor, he began his teaching career at an elementary school in Indiana.  From there he taught at Caney Junior College in Kentucky.   After that he continued his own education at The University of Texas at Austin and received a PhD in Philosophy.  Bob spent the rest of his career as a member of the Philosophy Department at Oklahoma State University.  He taught courses called Business Ethics, Engineering Ethics, and Philosophies of Life.

Bob graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas in1950 and moved back to Dallas about ten years ago.  During these ten years he particularly enjoyed solving the problems of the world with his colleagues at the Town North Y, teaching Bible classes at the Stewpot, and creating groups at Northaven to discuss theology and religious practices. He will be missed by many.

For those who would like to honor Bob, contributions may be made to the Stewpot (1835 Young Street, Dallas, TX 75201), Northaven United Methodist Church, or to another charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

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Tom Kirwin III

February 04, 2018 12:59PM

I admired and respected Bob's wisdom and teaching in the years he has been at Northaven UMC. He will be missed.