Charlie K. Raiford

Published 9:09 pm Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Charlie K. Raiford, 59, of Suffolk, passed away on Oct. 6, 2013. A native of Suffolk, he was the son of the late Henry William Raiford and Thelma Pope Raiford and also predeceased by a sister, Cynthia Sue Woodley. He retired after 32 years from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, where he was a woodcrafter supervisor in Shop 64. Charlie was a member of Trinity Christian Church and a member of Suffolk Moose Lodge No. 141.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Tammy Lynn Raiford; a son, Charles Michael Raiford; three grandchildren, Charles M. Raiford Jr., Nathan J. Raiford and Ava N. Raiford, all of Suffolk.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Trinity Christian Church, with Chaplain Donald Mills officiating. Burial will follow at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. Friends may join the family on Wednesday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be registered online at


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