1926 June 2021

June Gertrude Radford

March 19, 1926 — June 5, 2021

June Runion Radford, age 95, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Liberty Assisted Living. Born March 19, 1926, in Polk County, TN, to Lillie and Scott Runion. She was a loving, caring, and giving Christian and the definition of a Proverbs 31 woman. Family and friends celebrated her 95th birthday in March where she was recognized by a state proclamation declaring her a Tennessee Treasure. June was a charter member of Mount Tabor Baptist Church. She and her late husband, Knox Radford, helped establish the Alnwick Community Center. June was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Carroll, Warren, John and Wesley Runion; sisters, Ethel Mizell and Virginia Cutter; granddaughters Amy Phelps; and son-in-law Randy Craig. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara (Ronnie) Phelps, Karen (Gary) Kennedy, Debby Craig, and Beverly (Gary) Johnson; son, Steve Radford; grandchildren, Alicia Johnson, Mandy Breeding, Laura Dunlap, Josh, Matt and Jonathan Craig, Isaac and Daniel Johnson; great grandchildren, Taylor and Seth Breeding, Anna and Rebekah Dunlap, Ethan, Rachel, Caleb and Michael Craig, Shelby Jo and Knox Craig, Parker, Charlotte, Cora Jane and Jude Johnson; and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at Liberty Assisted Living and to Amedisys Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to; East TN Children’s Hospital, 2018 W. Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916. To leave messages for the family, please visit www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com. Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 12:00 until 2:00 pm at Smith Funeral & Cremation Service of Maryville. The service will be at 2:00 pm with Rev. Butch Cooper officiating. Family and friends will assemble following the service at Grandview Cemetery Mausoleum 2304 Tuckaleechee Pike, Maryville, at 3:00 pm for the entombment. Arrangements by Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of June Gertrude Radford please visit our Sympathy Store.
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