James Willie Radney, age 88, of East Dublin, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2022.
Mr. Radney was born in Laurens County on January 2, 1934, to the late Lonnie and Cora Radney and was a retired truck driver. He was an avid fan of the Georgia Bulldogs, Atlanta Braves, and Nascar.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his cherished wife, Barbara Hutto Radney; daughter, Lynn R. Melton; son, James “Danny” Radney; and grandson, Micheal E. Cook. He was the last living sibling, being preceded in death by his siblings: Annie M. Daniel, Lillie M. Collins, Travis Radney, Mary Westover, Edward Radney, Ann Hampton, and Gene Radney.
Survivors include his children, Kim Mitchell (Steven), Karen Watson (Rex), Kory Radney (Lisa), and Lee Radney (Tracey); grandchildren: Clay Melton, Chris Melton, Candi Melton, Donna Wilson, Will Radney, Jordan Kelley, Jarad Kelley, Cheyenne Kelley, Kiley Harden, Eric Cook, Kady Spivey, Keri Whatley, Kasey Radney, Michael Radney, Billy Black; 32 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; special adopted grandchild, Alysia “Alisa” Watson, who was loved and cherished by him and who was there to love and care for him every day, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Townsend Brothers Funeral Home.
Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, April 20th, in the Chapel of Townsend Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Jimmy Hampton and Mr. Butch Hampton will officiate. Burial will follow in Northview Cemetery.
Mr. Radney’s nephews will serve as pallbearers.