C. Randall Waldrop, 81, of Lake Toxaway, NC was taken out of this world on Saturday, January 4, 2020 and entered into the presence of Our Lord. He is now at home at the throne of God.
Randall is survived by his wife of 60 years, Doris. He also leaves behind daughters Karen (Mike) Kirkman of Greensboro, NC and Deidera Waldrop of the home, grandsons Nick Kirkman and girlfriend Jen Scott of Raleigh, NC and Thomas(Rachel) Kirkman of Greenville, NC. Also surviving Randall is his brother Ronnie (Susie) Waldrop and lots of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and very close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Leroy and Erma, brother Travis and sisters Wilda Gray and Dona Edwards.
Randall retired from Ecusta where he worked for 42 years. He held a lot of side jobs. He could wire your house, fix your car, grow a garden, and made himself available to help his friends and neighbors for many years. Randall was full of stories and has even been known to play match maker. He was known as the unofficial mayor of Quebec community for decades.
He loved to help Doris cook and made good cornbread. He made sure everyone was fed and a pot of coffee was always on. You would not go hungry in his presence. Randall loved children and possibly his favorite job was being a Father and Papa to not only his daughters and grandsons but lots of extended family.
Randall served in the US Airforce until honorably discharged in 1962. He was a Mason and Shriner. He traveled numerous times to Kentucky with life long friend Ed Waters in missions to help hungry, needy people.
Randall never met a stranger. He made time for everyone and was endeared to people because of his generous and loving spirit. He and Deidera loved to attend music at Lake Toxaway Community Center, Cathey’s Creek, Balsam Grove and Oolenoy, SC .
Randall LOVED BIG and will be missed. He wanted to have a party following his death; therefore, a Celebration of God’s Goodness and Welcome To Heaven Party will be held at Lake Toxaway Community Center on Saturday January 11 at 11:00 AM. There will be a time to share stories about Randall as well as enjoy fellowship with song and food.
The family request no flowers but memorials be made to Shriners Hospital for Children Greenville, 950 W Faris Rd. Greenville, SC 29605, or the Randall Waldrop Memorial Fund for Kentucky Missions, P.O. Box 442, Brevard, NC 28712.
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