Allan General Randall, 90, of Franklin, Tennessee, formerly of Craig, Missouri, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019, at a health care facility in Brentwood, Tennessee.
The oldest son of General and Lena Randall, Allan was born on October 11, 1928, at the family’s home in Craig, Missouri. He graduated from Craig High School in 1946 and joined the U.S. Navy in January 1947, where he served in communications for 20 years. After retiring from the Navy, Allan served with the Department of Defense as a computer systems analyst while living in Laurel, Maryland. When he finally retired in 1991, he enjoyed traveling with his wife, and spending time with his grandchildren. In 2014, he and his wife moved to Franklin, Tennessee, to live closer to their daughters.
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Ruby Maxine Randall (nee Bell); daughters Linda (Dale) Powell of Eagleville, Tennessee, and Laura Randall Cooper of Asheville, North Carolina; granddaughters Laura Powell of Franklin and Miranda Powell of Eagleville. Allan is also survived by brothers Phillip Randall of Shawnee, Kansas, and Nelson Randall of Stilwell, Kansas; sisters Marcia Castleberry of Wichita, Kansas, Karen (Noel) Fischer of King City, Missouri, and Janice Phelps of Rock Port, Missouri; and many nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Delores and brother-in-law Clavel Howard, sister-in-law Wilma Randall, brother-in-law Robert Castleberry, brother-in-law Ralph Phelps, and sister-in-law Theresa Randall.
Allan will be remembered as a kind and gentle man, patriotic, good-natured, and devoted to his wife, daughters, and granddaughters. He was a dedicated Christian and loved volunteering for Gideons International, for whom he distributed Bibles at the local military induction station to new recruits heading off to enter military service. Allan was quiet, humble, a good listener, and ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He also loved nothing more than spending time with family and sharing a meal and a good laugh. He will be greatly missed.
A funeral service was held Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Rock Port Baptist Church, Rock Port, conducted by Pastor Richard Boettner. Interment was at Hunter Cemetery, Rock Port. Military rites were under the auspices of Ralph Greer American Legion Post #49, Rock Port. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the donor’s favorite charity.
Online condolences may be left at www.minterfuneralchapels.com. Services were under the direction of Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port.