Jack Randolph March 29, 1947 ~ March 24, 2022
Jack Randolph was born March 29, 1947 to Harmon Randolph and Juanita Castor. He returned home to his Heavenly Father on March 24, 2022 after a long, courageous battle with cancer.
Jack was blessed with older sister Judy (Louis) Schilichting, younger sister Carma (Steve) Young, younger brother Leon (Mary) Randolph, step-father Clay Pehrson, step-mother Wilma Randolph, step-sisters Lana (Randy) Watson, Lorna (Mike) Birch, and Lora Huskey, step-brothers Lloyd (Teresa ) Huskey, Darrel (Jamie) Huskey, and half-brother Don Randolph.
Jack attended Monticello High School, where he made many great friends and memories.
Jack married his high school sweetheart, Marlene Martin on September 22, 1964. To this union were born four children: Jeff, Corey (Samantha), Greg (Toria), and Kristen.
After Marlene’s death, Jack married Paula Heaton on December 29, 2001. With this union he welcomed children KJ Butler, Marishia (Josh) Jones, and Melanie (Timothy Arellano) Neff.
From 1964 to 1967, Jack proudly served in the US Army. He spent time stationed in Seoul, Korea and Heidelberg, Germany. He loved his country and was fiercely protective of the flag, which he proudly displayed outside his home wherever he lived at the time.
Jack was a hard worker who wasn’t afraid to tackle any responsibility.
During his lifetime he worked many places, including Amalgamator for Idarado Mining Company in Telluride, heavy equipment operator for Keystone-Wallace and Rio Algom in Lisbon Valley, heavy equipment operator and then foreman for San Juan County Road Department, and a bus driver for San Juan School District.
Jack was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Christmas eve in 1990. He served in many callings, but probably his favorite (and hardest) calling was in the presidency at the correctional facility. He was a devout and faithful priesthood holder.
Family was everything to Jack. Faithfulness, love, and loyalty were his core traits and he was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, neighbor and friend.
Some of Jack’s favorite things were camping, hunting, fishing, country music, western movies, and the Utah Jazz. He was a member of VFW Post 5181 in Dove Creek and the Lions Club chapter in Monticello.
Jack is survived by his wife Paula, children Corey, Greg, Kristen, KJ, Marishia, and Melanie, 18 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, step-mother Wilma, four sisters and four brothers.
He is preceded in death by his wife Marlene, son Jeff, both parents, step-father, sister and brother in law Judy and Louis Schlichting.
Card of thanks
The family of Jack Randolph would like to thank those who shared memories and support, those who reached out with sympathy and offers of assistance, and those who have assisted with the funeral, flowers, food, and a million little things that have eased our hearts. Words can’t express our appreciation for the love and community we have been surrounded with. Thank you.