Randy Pumphrey passed away Saturday morning while watching his Red Raiders start their season.
Randy was a good person and a kind soul. A quiet man but always there when you needed him. After graduating from Texas Tech he became an accountant and soon realized he didn’t want to wear a tie every day. He was co-founder of the Chelsea Street Pubs and then later founded Quality Coatings. One of his most interesting and lucrative powder coating jobs during the early 90’s involved coating the containers that would surround weapons grade plutonium pits being removed from nuclear war heads. There were over 7000 of them.
Randy was extremely competitive and loved his hobbies; first competing in baseball, racing 30 years in NHRA drag racing while setting 8 national records along the way. Dirt bike enduro riding, golfing, hunting, and fishing was a big part of his life. For many years benchrest rifle competition shooting was his passion. Add years of climbing over mountain passes in Jeeps and you have a full life.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Nancy; son, Troy of Naples, FL; brother, Gary of San Angelo, TX; mother-in-law, Louise Appel of Round Rock, TX; sibling-in-laws, Cynthia Underwood of Dallas, TX, James and Shanna Appel of Show Low, AZ, Craig Jensen and Jennifer Jordon of Apoka, FL, and Jack and Kathleen Weinberg of Coto de Caza, CA. He is also survived by many nieces; nephews; great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alton and Rene Pumphrey.