Randall "Randy" Allen Smith, 59, a resident of Weston, passed from this life Monday, March 10, 2014, in Shinnston. He had been in his usual health, and death was unexpected.
Randy was born Monday, Jan. 10, 1955, in Elkins, a son of the late Harvey and Phyllis Smith.
He was twice married, first to Cathy Jones and then to Nikki Browning.
Left to cherish Randy's memory are one daughter, Tarra Sherrard and husband, Steve, of Weston; two brothers, Denny Smith and wife, Patty, of Elkins and Larry Smith and wife, Joyce, of Mill Creek; two sisters, Connie Light and husband, Earl, of Mill Creek and Glenna "Sis" Haddix of Ohio; and two grandchildren, Austin Sponaugle and Savanna Sherrard, both of Weston.
Preceding Randy in death, besides his parents, were one daughter, Erica Smith; and one brother, Glenn "Sonny" Smith.
Randy attended the schools of Randolph County and graduated from Tygarts Valley High School. Randy worked in the coal industry for more than 40 years as a miner and a superintendent. He thoroughly enjoyed sports, especially basketball. Randy played baseball and basketball for Tygarts Valley High School. He was active in youth sports, coached little league baseball and served as president of the Lewis County Little League. Randy never missed any of his grandson's games or practices. He also never missed anything that his granddaughter was involved with. Randy will be greatly missed by his friends and family. He was truly a one of a kind man.
He attended Horizon Church in Lost Creek.
Visitation will be conducted at Randolph Funeral Home Friday from 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted Saturday, March 15, at 11 a.m. Pastor Dave Cunningham will officiate, and interment will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery in
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions can be made, in Randy's honor, to the Lewis Baseball Association P.O. Box 755 Weston, WV 26452. Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Randall "Randy" Allen Smith. Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.