Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia


February 4, 2014

Tom S. Radney: February 2, 2014

AMERICUS — Mr. Tom Skipper "Skip" Radney, 81, passed away late Sunday evening, Feb. 2, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at First Baptist Church. Dr. Lamon Moates and the Rev. Mike Flowers will officiate. Music will be provided by the Rev. Keith Parks. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery with military honors. Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Radney, Greg Radney, Wesley Yawn, Ben Knight Jr., Scott Harrell, Christopher White, Jonathan Knight and Seth Josiah Radney Bennett. Honorary pallbearers will be the First Baptist Church Men's Breakfast Club, the First Baptist Church Sound Committee, Johnny Ragsdale, Ben Kennedy, Ken Oxford, Earl Mainor, Ed Pope, Kelso Gooden, Keith Usry, Marty McDonald and Dr. Schley Gatewood Jr. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb, 4, 2014, at the funeral home, and other times at the family residence at 106 Cherry Laurel Trail, Americus.

Mr. Radney was born June 20, 1932, in Dothan, Ala., son of the late John Raymond Radney Sr., and Ada Mae Skipper Radney. In 1994, he retired from NorFolk Southern Railroad as Agent Operator after 43.5 years of loyal, dedicated and injury-free service. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Americus for 56 years where he served on the Audio Committee for 40 years and held other places of service in the church. He was also a member of the Men's Breakfast Club. In 1994, he joined the Heart of Georgia Walk to Emmaus Community and remained an active member for many years. He served as registrar for the Heart of Georgia Walk to Emmaus for 10 years.  Mr. Radney served in the U.S. Air Force on Guam during the Korean Conflict. He was a Mason and was raised to Sublime Degree of Master Mason in August  1955, and received his 50-year pin in August 2006.

He and his wife enjoyed traveling around the country and spent time in Europe and the Holy Land. After moving to Southland Ridge, he enjoyed fishing and many afternoon rides in the golf cart with his much-loved dog, Rambo.

Mr. Radney is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Myrtlene Knight Radney of Americus; two daughters, Penny Anne Radney of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Terri Lynne Radney Greene and his son-in-law, John Alton Greene of Americus; a brother, James S. Radney of Sun City, Fla.; four grandchildren,  Lyndsey Lightner Greene, Radney Nicole Greene Timmerman (Cody), Abigail Radney Bennett, and Seth Josiah Radney Bennett; one great-granddaughter, Sawyer Jay Timmerman, and a number of nieces and nephews. Mr. Radney was preceded in death by two sisters, Sara Radney Porter and Dorothy Radney Hardwick, and a brother John Raymond Radney Jr. Also surviving is a very special "adopted" daughter, Jackie Lynn Newman.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 221 S. Lee St., Americus GA 31709 or to Phoebe Sumter Hospice P.O. Box 1434, Americus GA 31709.

Aldridge Funeral Services 612 Rees Park is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guest book and express your condolences to the family go to


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