Walter L. Randolph, 95, fled his earthly temple on Wednesday, May 10th, 2023. Walter had suffered from Alzheimer’s for the past few years. When he could no longer live alone, he moved in with his daughter and son-in-law in the Dallas area. His last place of residence was Arden Courts, a memory care facility in Richardson, Texas. The family deeply appreciates all the staff plus the care of Pathways Hospice for their amazing care and dedication.
Walter was born July 22, 1927, only a couple miles from where he farmed. His Dad purchased the farm in NW Lubbock County in 1940. Walter bought the farm in 1992. He was #5 of 6 children born to RD Randolph and Della Jane McDonald. He attended Joe Stokes, New Home, and New Deal schools, leaving in the 11th grade to enter the Army, serving stateside from 1945- 1947 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Walter and Nancy Everiee Turner were married on May 23, 1946, and made their first home in Fayetteville, NC. After duty, they moved back to the farm and had two children, Ronnie H., and Rhonda Carol.
Walter served as Deacon of his beloved church for over 25 years and for many of those he also served as Secretary-Treasurer of the church. The Randolph’s hosted numerous Pastors, Missionaries, Evangelists, and Friends over several decades with home-grown meals at their little farmhouse table. Cherished times with cherished friends.
Walter farmed till he was 81 years of age when he retired to help his wife at home before her passing in 2009. He was a humble man, working hard all his life to dutifully provide for his family. His love of family and caring for them kept him faithful to his call– loving his Master and being a committed husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
Walter is pre-deceased by his parents; siblings; Ruby Mears, Wallace, Pauline Bell, Roy, and Dale; his wife of 63 years, his son, and a great-grandson. Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Rhonda, and husband, David, of Allen, Tx., his four grandchildren, Taryn Graves, & Bill, Tanya Maddox, and Dub all of Tulsa, OK, Kandice Ramos, and Jason of Wylie, Tx, and Rylan Randolph, and Katie, of Lubbock Tx.; and 11 great-grandchildren, 9 nieces, and 3 nephews. 2 brothers in law, and many friends.
Walter loved his GOD, his land, his family, his church, his country, his friends. He’s now enjoying a better land that is fairer than Day and by Faith, we can see it from afar. He’s in the Presence of his Savior, Jesus Christ, the LORD.
Services Saturday, May 13th, at 1:00 PM, at First Assembly of God Church, with viewing at 12 Noon, prior. Internment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to his church.
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