Richard Earl Randolph, son of the late Donald Eugene Randolph and Lona LaVern Holloway Randolph, was born on Jan. 30, 1944, at Piggott, Ark., and died in his residence in Dexter on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, at the age of 59.
Mr. Randolph was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter where he devoted much of his time. He had been the laboratory manager for the Corning Community Hospital at Corning, Ark., from 1979-1983. He then became laboratory manager at Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter from 1983-2002. He was named manager of the year at Missouri Southern Healthcare in 2001. He was in the United States Naval Reserve from 1986-1994, where he was a Second Class Petty Officer.
He was united in marriage to Sherry Lee Rogers on March 19, 1965, at Piggott, Ark., and to this union two daughters were born. Mrs. Randolph survives of the home at Dexter.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Tammy Lynne Wilcox of Dexter and Cheryl Leigh Edwards of Corning, Ark.; and three grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Ferris Leland Randolph and Donald Lee Randolph.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, in the Second General Baptist Church at Dexter with Rev. Phil Warren officiating.
Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.