A.W. Radle Jr.

A.W. Radle Jr., of Kingwood, died of heart failure at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital on July 26, 2022, at age 84. 

Born on Nov. 28, 1937, in Lott, A.W. grew up on a farm in Chilton and graduated from Chilton High School in 1956 where he was an All-District football player (Go Pirates!). He went on to attend Sam Houston State University, graduating in 1961. A.W. then served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army as Company Commander of the 15th Field Hospital, Fort Bragg, NC, and later earned an M.B.A. in Hospital Administration from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., in 1967.

A.W. enjoyed a successful career as a hospital administrator and dedicated a lot of his time to civic, professional, and social organizations. Following retirement, he pursued a second career as a real estate agent, which perfectly suited his gregarious nature and allowed him to put his strong leadership, organizational, and interpersonal communication skills to use. 

In his free time, he liked traveling, pursued tennis, golf, and bowling, and loved attending neighborhood block parties. He truly was the life of the party everywhere he went. A huge Dallas Cowboys fan, A.W. possessed an exceptional amount of sports trivia and cited statistics with remarkable ease. His greatest passions were fast cars, good BBQ, and country music. He was known for making personalized CDs with customized playlists as gifts for his friends and relatives. 

Radle was preceded in death by his parents, Adolph William Radle Sr. and Cora Margaret Tepe Radle; brother, Joseph Leroy Radle; sisters, Lydia Lorraine Woodard and Mary Lillian Hunt; and brother-in-law, William Grayden Hunt.

Left to cherish his memory are daughters, Casey Colleen Radle of Houston, and Ronda Gibbons White of Salt Lake City, Utah; niece, Carolyn Diane Hunt of Austin; and many friends, neighbors, and Dons/ATO fraternity brothers. 

The family would like to extend a special thanks to A.W.’s caregiver, Maria Martinez, for all the kindness and support demonstrated over the past two years.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, just prior to the service. Service will be at 11 a.m. in the chapel at Adams Funeral Home located at 129 Coleman Street; Marlin, Texas 76661, followed by burial at Hillcrest Cemetery in Marlin. Pallbearers include Mike Davis, Nolan Nix, Wendell Bailey, Darrell Farney, Al Culberson, and Wayne Collins.

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to K9s for Warriors at www.k9sforwarriors.org.

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