Randall "Randy" David Flatau

November 20, 1949 - April 01, 2020

Randy Flatau

Randy Flatau, beloved by family and friends, passed away on April 1, 2020, at the age of 70. He was born on November 20, 1949, in Plaquemine, Louisiana to Edison Paul Flatau, Jr. and Edith Agnes Langlois Flatau.

Some of his fondest memories were of his time spent outdoors along the bayous of his hometown and the Mississippi River. He began his career as a watchmaker/jeweler apprentice at the age of twelve and upon graduating from Trade School in watchmaking and jewelry crafts in Natchitoches, LA was hired by Aaron Rose. He served in the Army Reserves where he met and remained friends with several men in his unit.

He moved to Beaumont in 1973 when Parkdale Mall opened and retired after twenty-three years. It was there he was introduced to his soulmate, Theresa, and they soon married. Their forty-three years together was not nearly enough because Randy was a devoted, protective, and loving husband.   Randy opened his own fine jewelry store and remained in business for twenty-eight years until his death. His jewelry store was his second home and his customers were considered his second family.

Randy never met a stranger and held many interesting conversations with customers, friends, family and especially his “Round Table” coffee group. He was an avid golfer and loved his annual golf vacations where he also enjoyed the cool pools. He taught his son to hunt and respect firearms at an early age and they took part in many hunting and fishing trips with his best friend, Louis Broussard. He thoroughly enjoyed his bi-weekly pedicures with his good friend Ronnie Moye and tried to pick up a few foreign language words from the technicians each visit. Let’s not forget his favorite football team, the LSU Tigers.

Randy was an excellent cook and grew beautiful vegetable gardens. His rice dressing was always a hit during the holidays. His love for animals was extraordinary. He became accomplished with Facebook and spent evenings catching up with people. He belonged to St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church where he was devoted to weekly mass.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Michael Flatau. It is certain he is reunited with his beloved pet, Vixie.

Randy is survived by his wife, Theresa; daughter, Nicole Thompson and her husband, Delbert; son, Beau Flatau, Sr. and his wife, Nyla; grandchildren, Hayley and Jillian Thompson and Beau Ryan, Jr. and Jake Flatau; brother and sister-in-law, Ed and Amy Flatau; sister, Kay Flatau; father in-law and mother in-law, Carl and Anne Perricone; bonus daughter, Nicole Williams; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society, 2050 Spindletop Ave, Beaumont, Texas 77705, Some Other Place, 590 Center Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701, or a charity of your choice.

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Comments (65)

  • Diocesan - Your partners with St. Jude Church and the weekly bulletin

    07 July 2020 at 21:17 | #

    We will greatly miss you Randy - and Theresa please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    While we are on the outside as we are not members of St. Jude's we did want you to know that we will be thinking of you and praying for everyone.

    God bless you - on behalf of Carl J. Galant, President, Diocesan, Austin Texas

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  • Paul Miller

    06 June 2020 at 15:00 | #

    Theresa, we were so sorry to hear of Randy's passing. My mom and I would often stop at the store to have Randy put a battery in one of her many inexpensive watches or "clean" one of her rings. We were really there to see Randy, who always treated us as if we were buying his most expensive piece. He always made us laugh and Mom loved to talk with him. We join the many who will miss Randy and treasure our time with him.

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  • Dru & Alex Stewart

    11 May 2020 at 14:51 | #

    Theresa, we were so sorry to find out about Randy passing away. He was our favorite jeweler and good friend. We alway enjoyed visiting with the two of you. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  • Pat & buddy hamilton

    22 April 2020 at 20:08 | #

    Theresa, we are so sorry for your loss We ,met Randy after he first came to
    Beaumont Aaron Rose Jewelers. We became friends then and we have remained friends since. Randy was always our friend. We thought the world of him. I hope you are feeling good now and are pit pf quarantine. Our prayers are with you and your family.

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  • Seth and Amber Berend

    15 April 2020 at 04:42 | #

    We are so sorry for your loss. We pray for comfort for your family.

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  • Dale & Darla Bean

    12 April 2020 at 21:57 | #

    Theresa, we extend our deepest condolences to you and all of Randy's loved ones. That smiling face and jovial nature will truly be missed. Fly High My Cajun Buddy

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  • Terry (Theresa) Leicht

    11 April 2020 at 17:03 | #

    Theresa I am so sorry for this heartbreaking loss for you, your family and friends. I pray for God's peace for you all..

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  • Donnie and Alba Dickerson

    10 April 2020 at 22:06 | #

    We are soooo sorry We just found out today of such a painful lost. God be with him, he was the nicest person we ever met, so helpful, he was a perfect business man ! Prayers for all the family

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  • Stan and Jeanette Davis

    09 April 2020 at 12:59 | #

    Stan and Randy first became friends in Army Reserve in the 70's. I got to know Randy later in life and always loved going into the Jewelry Store for whatever... but mostly to talk and laugh with him. My heart breaks for his family that he cherished, but he will be remembered with such fondness and always with a smile.

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  • Daryl Ann and Mike Borel

    09 April 2020 at 04:44 | #

    Theresa, Mike and I are heartbroken to hear of the loss of Randy. Randy was a dear friend whom I have known for many years. I met him in 1973 when he worked at Aaron Rose. He was “one of a kind,” and never met a stranger. Mike and I will always cherish our visits to the jewelry store . Sometimes, you would be there, together we would “solve the world problems.” We are sending our sincere condolences to the family. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

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  • Charlotte Arceneaux

    08 April 2020 at 18:38 | #

    Dear Theresa and children, So sorry for your loss and especially at a time like this., May your memories ease your pain. Love and Hugs to all.

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  • Randy and Karen Cassity

    08 April 2020 at 14:30 | #

    Dearest Theresa and family, we are so saddened by the loss of your sweet Randy. It has been such a gift to be reconnected with you at St. Jude's these past few years and to get to know Randy. Your heart is breaking now, and ours break for you and with you. Please know we pray for his soul and for your comfort and strength that comes from the love of God. In this time of aloneness and separation from each other please remember that you are loved and that you are surrounded by thoughts and prayers to help comfort you and hopefully bring some peace in this unbelievable sorrow. We love you.
    Randy and Karen Cassity and family

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  • George and Donna Richmond and Jerry Richards

    08 April 2020 at 02:21 | #

    Theresa, We are sorry to hear your loss of Randy. You and Randy have been friends of our for quite some time. Our prayers go out to you and your family. Randy will be dearly missed in our shopping center by all.. If there is anything we can do to help please do not hesitate to call on us.

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  • George and Donna Richmond and Jerry Richards

    08 April 2020 at 02:16 | #

    Theresa, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Randy You and Randy have been such great friends. I know your heart is weighing heavy at this time and we are praying for your family. If there is anything we can help you with do not hesitate to ask. We will miss Randy in our shopping center he was friends to us all for a long time. OUR PRAYERS

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  • Carol Lopez

    08 April 2020 at 00:05 | #

    Theresa, I am so sorry to hear about your husband, Randy. All of my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  • jim scott

    07 April 2020 at 20:32 | #

    I am sincerely sorry for your loss. As a fellow jeweler, we always feel the absence of one of our brothers or sisters in this closely knit profession. Although I never met Randy, I believe it's quite possible that my supervisor, Diamond Jim of Pineforest Jewelry in Houston, most likely met Randy at a jewelry show or perhaps during a training event at Stuller. Our prayers to you and your family during this very difficult time. Blessings and Peace.

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  • Ann Thompson

    07 April 2020 at 19:23 | #

    Randy was such a light in this world. Jacob and I are so glad that we had the opportunity to visit with yall for a few days in January and see him with family. He had such a calming presence and told great stories. I loved hearing him speak about making jewelry and how highly he thought of some of his friends. He was such an excellent man and will be deeply deeply missed.

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  • Nick

    07 April 2020 at 13:52 | #

    Hi Theresa
    Sorry about Randy passing
    I knew Randy from younger days in plaquemine we were born on same day Graduated same year together ran around a lot my father own grocery store next to Randy first job as jewelry stor.e
    We were close friends
    Sorry for your lost and keeping you in my prayers
    Nick migliacio

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  • Debra Lassalle

    07 April 2020 at 00:54 | #

    Theresa, I’m so very sorry to hear about Randy. He was one of the nicest people I’ve ever known. I know he will be greatly missed at the “Round Table.” He was loved by so many . Sending prayers to your family.

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  • Watt and Jennifer Ford

    07 April 2020 at 00:29 | #

    Theresa and family, we wish you comfort and peace for you loss. Randy was one of those rare people who could make you laugh and think deeply at the same time. He will be missed by all knew him.
    Note to Randy; tell Scott and John hello.

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  • Don and Teresa Fullen

    07 April 2020 at 00:05 | #

    Theresa and family, we are deeply sorry about the loss of Randy. He was very well respected in the Jewelry industry. I am honored to have been his friend for many years. Randy, Rest In Peace. You all are in our prayers....Don &Teresa Fullen of Galveston

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  • Becky & Gene Broussard

    06 April 2020 at 23:50 | #

    Theresa our hearts are broken. Randy will be forever remembered for his smile and his amazing personality. We love you guys and will be here for you and Nicole.

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  • Joe & Charlotte Vallot

    06 April 2020 at 23:44 | #

    Teresa, our hearts are broken for you & we can't imagine going thru this alone. You are so brave. Randy was a dear friend & he will be missed by us & so many. You are in our hearts & in our prayers..

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  • Dionne & Billy Fontenot

    06 April 2020 at 21:27 | #

    Teresa,
    So very sorry for your loss. I pray that God will give you and your family strength and comfort.

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  • Christine Orchid

    06 April 2020 at 21:25 | #

    I am so sorry to hear of the unexpected loss of Randy. May God's Grace continue to surround you and your family with the love and support that you have so generously provided others throughout the years.

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  • Krista Hernandez Barnes

    06 April 2020 at 21:06 | #

    Teresa, we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. There are not enough words to describe the incredible and kind man Randy was. He had a heart of gold. I met Randy when I was 12. My mom worked next door at Entre. I'm 43 now, and all these years have remained friends with you and Randy. He always knew what was happening throughout my life over the years. Always wanting to know how my son Tanner was doing. Sending many hugs to you Teresa. Randy will be so very missed and always have a special place in my heart. Love, Krista, Ann and Tanner

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  • Calla Wells

    06 April 2020 at 20:47 | #

    I am so sad to hear about Randy’s passing. He was such a sweet man and an honest and kind businessman. He will definitely be missed. It makes me wish that I hadn’t put off taking my watch in for service so I could have spoken with him one last time. I’ll be praying for all his family and friends. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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  • Edward and Gaile Shaw

    06 April 2020 at 17:39 | #

    We want you guys to know that we are praying for your strength at this time. Randy was always fun and Teresa has a wonderful spirit.
    We are blessed to have you in our lives. Praying

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  • Charles and Yvonne Stutz

    06 April 2020 at 14:04 | #

    Teresa so sorry to hear about Randy! He will surely be missed! Praying for you and your family.

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  • joseph P manriquez

    06 April 2020 at 06:15 | #

    My heart is heavy with the news of your loss. I still remember my time with Randy when he was manager at Aaron Rose. He was always a great guy to work with, and will be missed. My prayers go out to you and your family.

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  • Manuel & Donna Rizzotto and family

    06 April 2020 at 03:18 | #

    Teresa. Our hearts hurt for you and the loss of one fine man for so many... We have great memories and loved hearing his stories. The hard memories are even good. He was one tough cookie! Thanks Randy!❤️

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  • Lexi Leon Jones

    06 April 2020 at 00:02 | #

    Randy was such a fine man. He was a good friend of my dad Tommy. I remember going with my dad to Aaron Rose in the old part of Parkdale mall to see him. Prayers and peace for his family.

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  • Carol Crosby

    05 April 2020 at 23:18 | #

    Theresa, we are so sorry to hear of Randy's passing. I always loved talking to him in the store and visiting with you. I still remember singing at your sweet wedding. My heart goes out to you, Beau and Nicole. Know that I am praying for comfort and God's peace on you and your family.

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  • Wadine Carlson

    05 April 2020 at 22:58 | #

    Theresa, when your dad called me I could hardly believe him. We are so very sorry for you & the heartache you will have to face. Know of our love & prayers. May he Rest In Peace! Love you.
    Wadine & Denege

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  • Richard and Lana Thompson

    05 April 2020 at 22:58 | #

    Theresa so sorry to hear about Randy. Prayers for peace

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  • Louis and Aline Broussard

    05 April 2020 at 21:28 | #

    Theresa ,
    We were heartbroken to hear of the loss of Randy. He was special friend and a great husband, father and grandfather and a special knowledge of beautiful jewelry . We are so glad we got to see him before became ill and remember his great smile and laugh. Always so up beat and happy. He will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him. You are in our thought. and prayers.
    Our Deepest Sympathy,
    Louis and Aline

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  • Cary and Mary Russell

    05 April 2020 at 20:36 | #

    We are shocked and saddened at the news of Randy’s passing. Sending love and prayers you way.

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  • Janis (Condon) Holcomb

    05 April 2020 at 20:01 | #

    Theresa, I am so sorry. I haven't seen Randy in many years, but always enjoyed being around him. Prayers and hugs to you and your family.

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  • Janice and Gary Moncla

    05 April 2020 at 15:43 | #

    Teresa, Our hearts are hurting. What a joy it always was to visit with Randy. He was always so kind & generous & fun. We pray for God's great comfort and peace.
    2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.

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  • Chris and Donna Forster

    05 April 2020 at 15:37 | #

    We were so sorry to hear of Randy's death. You and your family are in our prayers. Randy was such a good and kind man and he will be missed .

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  • Philip and Wanda Brooks

    05 April 2020 at 15:21 | #

    We are so sorry for your loss. Randy was such a funny guy. We enjoyed knowing him. Randy was so kind to my mother when they were neighbors. He will always have a special place in our hearts.

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  • Sherry and Tommy Goth

    05 April 2020 at 10:57 | #

    We are so very sorry...Randy was kind, funny, and generous. We are praying God’s peace over you, and know that, “When we all get to Heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be. “
    Hugs, Theresa....

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  • Tj John

    05 April 2020 at 04:02 | #

    Sweet Theresa, I was so sad to hear this news. I have fond memories of you both. I know your faith is strong and you have a supportive circle of friends and family. Much love sent your way. Tj

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  • Janice Barras

    04 April 2020 at 23:39 | #

    Theresa I a so sorry for you and Nicole. Randy will be missed so much. I will always have happy thoughts when I think of him.

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  • Pam and Roger Bemis

    04 April 2020 at 23:35 | #

    Teresa i am So sorry for your loss. I always loved seeing and visiting with Randy. And what a treat if you were there too. I will always miss his smile and presence. I pray for you Teresa and your family. Know that God is walking this road with you.

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  • Toni and Gene Landry

    04 April 2020 at 22:26 | #

    Please accept our sympathies, Theresa, for your loss in Randy. We could always count on his friendly face and kindness, and we loved seeing you at St.. Jude's each Saturday. May you find comfort through our prayers, and may he receive his greater reward in Heaven. We love you!

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  • Christina & Ted Moody

    04 April 2020 at 20:04 | #

    Our hearts broke when we heard of Randy's passing, he was such a kind man. You all are in our prayers during this time.

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  • Janice Hamilton

    04 April 2020 at 20:03 | #

    Theresa my prayers and loving thoughts are send to you at this time.

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  • Ray and Barbara Courville

    04 April 2020 at 19:55 | #

    Theresa and Beau, we’re so very sorry for this unexpected loss of Randy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both and other family members. I will miss his humor and his Cajun ways . He always had a smile and glowing personality. I know you both are hurting right now and the coronavirus just makes the grieving process that much more difficult.

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  • Mack and Carol Hamilton

    04 April 2020 at 18:08 | #

    Theresa, we are so sorry about Randy's passing.. We want to send our deepest sympathy to you and the family.

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  • Dave and Barbara Bennett

    04 April 2020 at 17:54 | #

    Teresa, Beau, Nicole and families, so very sorry to hear about Randy, He was a great friend and a good man who will be missed by many. He cared for people and always had a smile and a good word to say. In times like this we can't understand the whys but hopefully at some point we can remember he lived and his life gave us great memories to cherish. Our prayer is that God will bless and comfort you and yours in this most difficult time

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  • Rose Tallina Pierce

    04 April 2020 at 17:03 | #

    My heart is with the family. Please know you will be in my prayers.

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  • Jack abd Kandi Bryant

    04 April 2020 at 16:34 | #

    Theresa it is hard to express with words our sorrow for you and yours.. We send prayers your way and for Randy.

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  • Donna and Kelly Arena

    04 April 2020 at 13:40 | #

    Theresa, we are so saddened to hear of your loss. Our prayers for comfort for you and Randy's family. He will be missed by so many people!!

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  • John & Judy Bryant

    04 April 2020 at 12:49 | #

    Our thoughts and prayers for Teresa, their families, friends and loved ones. We will miss seeing Randy, with you, at St. Jude mass, every Saturday evening. May GOD grant Randy salvation and an eternal life, as a member of the family of GOD, in Heaven.

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  • Marvie Bonnette

    04 April 2020 at 04:06 | #

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

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  • Ricks and Cheryl Bryant

    04 April 2020 at 04:03 | #

    Teresa we are so sorry for your loss. Randy was an exceptional person and never met a stranger. We hope that joyful memories will help carry you and your family through this sorrowful time. We will keep you in our prayers. God Bless.

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  • Keith and Karen Rizzotto Truman

    04 April 2020 at 03:07 | #

    Theresa, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of Randy. You are in our special thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort and peace in your faith .

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  • Emily and Marena Wickler

    04 April 2020 at 03:06 | #

    Theresa
    We are so sorry to hear about Randy. He was such a sweet man. Our prayers are with and Beau and the family. We love you dearly and wish we could be together to love and hugs you.
    Good Bless you all
    Emily and Marena

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  • Jake and Mary Tortorice

    04 April 2020 at 01:15 | #

    Theresa, We are so sad to hear this news. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers . He was one of a kind. Lucky for us to have been his friend.

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  • Letha Miller

    04 April 2020 at 00:11 | #

    I am so sorry to hear about Randy. He was so kind, and he will be missed by so many. My heartfelt prayers for Teresa and her family.
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  • Bruce and Darlene Lackey

    03 April 2020 at 23:48 | #

    Our deepest sympathy to Theresa. We have been friends of you both for many years . We will greatly miss Randy.

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  • Jack Langston

    03 April 2020 at 22:50 | #

    I sure like Randy, buying from him, listening to him tell stories. He was very personable to my wife. and me.. Prayer for his family.

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  • Ruth Sonnier

    03 April 2020 at 21:58 | #

    Teresa, we are so sorry for your loss. Randy, was such a wonderful friend. When my daughter was in the hospital and needed her rings cut off, I called Randy and he went and took care of them. Always called me Rootie, Cj always enjoyed visiting with him. Cj always left with a smile on his face. He’ll be missed by us and SO many people. Love you and sending our prayers!

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  • Charlotte Hamilton

    03 April 2020 at 21:35 | #

    So sorry for your loss! Prayers for all the family.

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