Hayward James “Jim” Radcliff, 79, of Parkersburg, passed away Jan. 6, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Campus.
Jim was born in Parkersburg on Nov. 20, 1933, a son of the late Bryan and Mabel Wiant Radcliff.
He had proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, discharged in 1954. He was a member of American Legion Post 750 of Lowell, Ohio. He retired from Union Carbide/Elkem Metals after 44 years of service. After retirement he served as general manager for Custom Screen Printing.
He was an avid lifelong fan of the West Virginia Mountaineers, Dallas Cowboys, St. Louis Cardinals, NASCAR and Parkersburg High and Parkersburg South athletics.
He was a beloved and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Jim is survived by his wife of 42 years, Judith A. Postlewaite Radcliff; sons, Hayward James Radcliff Jr. of Williamstown, Richard L. Radcliff and Deb of Fleming, Ohio, Kevin S. Bradshaw of Little Hocking, Ohio, and Greg W. Bradshaw and Crystal of Vienna; grandchildren, Ryan Rader of Vienna, Gabrielle Bradshaw of Vienna and Bill Bryan of Reading, Pa.; brother-in-law, Robert Postlewaite and Yvonne of Parkersburg; mother-in-law, Sylvia J. Stephan of Parkersburg; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by sisters, Betty McMullen and Jean Trippett; brothers, Earnest Radcliff and Kenneth Radcliff; and father-in-law, Frank P. Stephan.
The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Robert Hughes officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery with full military honors by American Legion Post 15. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and from 10-11 a.m. Friday prior to the service.
The family wishes to thank Dr. James Spychalski and his staff for the wonderful care and kindness shown during Jim’s illness.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting LeavittFuneralHome.com