Phillip Nathan Randall, the son of General and Lena (Haer) Randall, was born on June 16, 1930, at his family’s home in Craig, Missouri. Phillip graduated from Craig High School.
On May 28, 1948, Phillip enlisted in the United States Air Force where he was an instructor on the mechanical maintenance and repair of the B-29 Bomber. He was stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas, and Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi. Phillip received his Honorable Discharge on May 27, 1952, after earning the rank of Staff Sergeant.
On June 24, 1951, Phillip was united in marriage to Wilma Fredora Krutz at the Lutheran Church in Craig. They made their home in the Corning, Missouri, area and later moved to Rock Port, Missouri, living in their new home built by Phillip. Phillip farmed and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Many knew him affectionately as “Catfish.” During the late 1970s and 1980s they spent many enjoyable vacations in Hawaii. In 2011, they moved to Shawnee, Kansas, due to Wilma’s health, and to be closer to their family. Wilma passed away in 2018. Phillip passed away Sunday, May 3, 2020, at Olathe Hospice House, Olathe, Kansas, at the age of 89.
Besides his parents and wife, Wilma, Phillip was preceded in death by his sister, Delores Howard, and her husband, Clavel; brother, Allan Randall; brother-in-law, Robert Castleberry; brother-in-law, Ralph Phelps; and sister-in-law, Theresa Randall.
Survivors include two sons, Michael David (Carolyn) Randall, Olathe, and Marcus Daniel (Jeanne) Randall, St. Charles, Missouri; daughter, Cynthia Elaine (Tim) Macek, Shawnee; seven grandchildren, Jason (Tellena) Randall, Eudora, Kansas, Jaime (Tyler) Farnworth, Ventura, California, Laura (Joel) Ensey, Marion, Kansas, Derek (Becky) Randall, Rosalia, Kansas, David (Whitney) Randall, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Elaine Macek, Kansas City, Missouri, and Kevin Macek, Lawrence, Kansas; thirteen great-grandchildren, Ezra, Zane, and Isaac Ensey, Aydnn, Easton, and Hollis Randall, Harlee, Mason, Rylee, and Jaxson Randall, Lillian and Camden Randall, and Olivia Farnworth; sisters, Marcia Castleberry, Wichita, Kansas, Karen (Noel) Fischer, King City, Missouri, and Janice Phelps, Rock Port; brother, Nelson Randall, Stillwell, Kansas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 9, 2020, at First Lutheran Church, Rock Port, conducted by Rev. Franz Brandenburg. Interment was at Hunter Cemetery, Rock Port. Military rites were under the auspices of Ralph Greer American Legion Post #49, Rock Port. Memorials may be directed to First Lutheran Church, Rock Port.
Online condolences may be left at www.minterfuneralchapels.com. Services were under the direction of Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port.