Radford Spencer Smith III
February 12, 1946 – June 2, 2021
A visitation will be conducted Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm at Whitten Timberlake Chapel.
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Whitten Timberlake Chapel
Radford Spencer Smith III
Betty Ann Smith
June 10, 2021
Sonny was a great brother-in-law! After we moved to Lexington, when he & Angela went to UVA hospital for her shot--waiting hrs.--they'd call us & say "hey, you guys want to meet us for early supper @ Country Cookin? It's just a 'drop' over the mountain". They came numerous times & we never understood why they'd want to visit 2 sedentary oldies! And I knew the trip home would be long.
They fully enjoyed life even as Angela's illness declined & he was a most devoted husband!
Sonny was extremely gifted, a furniture & vehicle restorer & inventor. But he was also a forever friend with a good sense of humor.
The loss is indescribable.
June 7, 2021
Sorry for your loss he was a great friend I remember growing up and visit in his house on the weekends. Lots of fun with a soapbox derby playing football and tending e c glass together.
June 6, 2021
Radford Spencer Smith, III was my younger-older brother. When the hospital told Mother they (with Sonny) could leave the hospital now--except they had to have a name for this baby, which she had not done because she thought she was going to have a girl. So she called Dad, home with the rest of us, & asked him if he had a name. Dad told Mom "why don't we name him 'the third'?" But Mom replied "oh, no! I'm not having any more of this 'R.S./Rad' confusion!" But then Mom recalled a relative that went by 'Sonny', so she said "ok, but we'll CALL him Sonny". Dad asked me if I was ok with that--which I was.
Whatever name you knew him by, he was my "younger" brother & we had many good times together--fishing, hunting, etc. and I
couldn't have ordered a better brother.
June 5, 2021
The world lost a truly great man when Radford Smith III passed away. Radford, whom I always knew as "Sonny", starting dating my sister Angela when I was 4 years old; so I have known him all my conscious life. He was truly a brother to me and I loved him dearly. He was unfailingly kind, generous, funny, and so smart and creative. Angela was the love of his life and his companion in so many adventures. He was the ultimate MacGyver who could fix anything, especially it if involved duct tape. Many years ago I had an idea for a costume but could not figure out how to make it work, and he designed the perfect solution *over the phone*, without having any of the parts on hand. Now he is with Angela and they are on a new adventure once again.