David Vinson Radford • July 2, 2021
David Vinson Radford, 81, of Cantonment, passed away peacefully on July 2, 2021. David was born on January 29, 1940 in Pensacola, Florida.
Following graduation from High School in Pensacola, he enlisted in the Florida Army National Guard and married Sandra Moran on October 8, 1960.
He worked several years as an automobile mechanic at local car dealerships such as Pensacola Buggy Works and Bob Salter Chevrolet prior to accepting a position at the Sears & Roebuck Service Department where he retired as a supervisor of appliance repair services in January 2000.
David loved all forms of car racing and enjoyed many years of fabricating, working on, and sometimes driving drag race cars with his friends and son, Shannon. He also loved cast net fishing for mullet, listening to “old time” country and Southern Gospel music, and especially enjoyed listening to a good “fiddle” player.
David was a proud member of the Freemasons, Cantonment Lodge and earned a 32nd degree as a Scottish Rite Mason.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Sandra Moran Radford, his parents Morgan Chester Radford and Inez Freeman Radford, and brother Daniel Webster Radford.
David is survived by his children and their spouses: Maurice and Nina Radford, Shannon and Sheri Radford, and Pamela and Larry Eckhoff; four grandchildren: Megan Radford Matson, Morgan Chase Radford, Brandon Eckhoff and Brandy Myers. He also leaves behind ten great-grandchildren: Bayllon, Landon, and Ellie Matson, Kinsley and Alexis Radford, and Taylor, Trey, Trenton, Troy, and Tanner Eckhoff.
David dearly loved and cherished his family, including his stepchildren; Robbie and Vicki Courtney, Carla Stacey O’Neal, Shannon Stacey, Corinne Stacey Mathias (deceased), and Mike Ihlenfeld (deceased).
Pallbearers will be Morgan Radford, Bayllon Matson, Landon Matson, Ken Matson, Larry Eckhoff and Shannon Stacey.
Services and burial will be held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens on Friday, July 9, 2021. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. and services start at 10:00 a.m.
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