James Allison Radford, 67, passed away at Hospice of North Idaho in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, on December 12, 2021 surrounded by family.
It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn his passing after a valiant and very brave fight with cancer. His struggle is now over and he is at peace. He loved the lord and is now rejoicing with Him.
From an early age, Jim loved the outdoors. Jim loved spending time in the mountains contemplating life, hiking trails, picking huckleberries, motorcycle riding and cutting firewood. Most of all he loved spending time with his family.
Jim was a talented man with many skills. He enjoyed baking, working in the yard, woodworking and football. He also loved a fiery conversation about politics.
His early years were spent on the family’s farm in the Wrenco Loop area, near Sandpoint with his 6 siblings. He attended schools in Sandpoint and Lewiston Idaho. His family moved to Lewiston, Idaho in 1964 when he was 10 years old.
Jim worked in the construction field most of his life.
Jim was born on November 24, 1954 to Hugh and Ardella Dickson Radford in Charleston, South Carolina. While in high school he met the love of his life, Irene Shoemake. They were married 47 years. They lived in Lewiston, Id for many years. They moved to Rathdrum in 1990 and made it their permanent home.
Jim will be remembered for his unique way of looking at life.
He is survived by his loving wife, Irene. Four children: Carl McCann, Shondell Murrillo, Jerrid Radford, and Cody Radford. His siblings: Ben Radford, Robert Radford, Norma Ray, Scarlett Enyeart, John Radford, Hugh (Zeke) Radford lll, Richard Radford, and Jacqueline Perry. He is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; also his step-father, Francis Porter, his brother, Douglas Porter and his sister Mary Porter.
The family would like to thank Schneidmiller Hospice House of North Idaho staff for their dedicated and kind care of Jim.
All who knew and loved Jim are welcome to join us at a celebration of life service which will be held at 1p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at River Of Life Friends Church, located at 3263 E. 12th., Ave, Post Falls, ID (corner of 12th & Cecil Road). Pastor Mike Slothower will officiate.
A potluck will follow the service at Q’emiln Park in Post Falls. It will be held 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., so we may all have the opportunity to visit and share our stories of Jim with each other.