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Randolph (Randy) Alexander Alspaugh

Memorial for Randolph (Randy) Alexander Alspaugh

Born in Sarah Ann, West virginia on Aug. 30, 1942
Departed on Apr. 27, 2016 and resided in Austin,, TX.
Visitation: Friday, May 6, 2016
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Service: Saturday, May 7, 2016
12 pm
Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery
Please click on the links above for locations, times, maps, and directions.

Mr. Randolph "Randy" Alexander Alspaugh was a man loved by many and a dedicated servant of his God. He was the older of two children born into this life to Eugene Alexander and Annie B. King Alspaugh on August 30, 1942 in Sarah Ann, West Virginia. After a courageous faith-driven battle with cancer he departed this life on April 27, 2016 with the love of family members surrounding him. His life was well lived.

Randy graduated from Atkins High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1960. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1963 and served his country honorably with tours throughout the United States and abroad to include two tours of duty in Vietnam, Germany and Korea. He also served as an instructor at the U.S. Army School of engineers, Fort Belvoir, Virginia and at Ft. Hood Army Base, Texas. Randolph retired after 22 years of service on February 1, 1985. After a short period, he went to work for the Austin Independent School District and retired after over 18 years of employment.

Randolph attended Grace Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem North Carolina. On August 19, 1977 Randolph united in holy matrimony to Delores L. Smith-Hardison; a marriage of love for 39 years. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior after uniting with St. Peter's United Methodist Church under the Pastoral leadership of the late Rev. Martin J. Walker in 1977. He served faithfully in various capacities during his time to include Board of Trustees, the Finance Committee, the Staff/Pastor/Parish Relations Committee, President and Vice President of the United Methodist Men (UMM), a member of the Sanctuary Choir and Male Chorus, Multi-Media Team, and Building Revitalization Committee. Randy possessed the Gifts of Service as graced by God and if you knew him you also knew that he was always willing to help wherever and whenever he was needed and called upon or whenever he saw that someone needing a helping hand. Also, as a faithful and loyal member of Central Star Lodge #1631 I. B. P. O. Elks of the World , Randolph served in various capacities within the Local and State organization.

Randolph was preceded in death by his parents, his mother-in-law, Ola Mae Smith, and one son, Robert "Pee-Wee" Terrance Smith. Those that survive him are his wife of 39 years, Delores La Verne, his brother John Alspaugh and wife Helen of Raleigh, North Carolina; daughters, Karen Alspaugh McDowell and Pamela Alspaugh Carson of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Ola Marie Thompson and husband Tony of Leander, Texas; and Jennifer Gaynelle Hardison and, Jesse Reyes of Austin, Texas. Surviving sons are Gregory Marvette Smith, Sr., Reginald Smith, Sr., and Jimmie Hardison of Austin, Texas; Michael Pierson of Los Angeles, California and Patrick Meroth of Germany; Also twenty-two grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his father-in-law, Robert C. Smith; an adopted sister-in-law, Edna C. Hunter, brothers-in-law, Harvey Smith and wife, Verdell and Don Michael Isaacs, of Austin, Texas and Bishop Samuel Doyle and wife, Nodia of Fresno, California. Also, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends.

The church & Cemetery services can be viewed live by A Life Celebration By Franklin with the following link: https://livestream.com/accounts/7325565/Randolphalspaugh.

Services entrusted to A Life Celebration by Franklin, Taylor, Texas.

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