by Tammie Hensley | November 25, 2020 11:54 am
Last Updated: November 25, 2020 at 6:34 pm
Fred Randle, 97, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Monday, November 23, 2020.
He was born December 11, 1922 in the Oakside community around Mountain View, Missouri during the depression. He was raised in the country, then grew up fast in World War II in the China Burma India Campaign. He was a proud member of Merrill’s Marauders and he remembered so many of his fellow soldiers. He raised 6 children in Ulysses, Kansas and had a career in a Natural Gas operation. He loved to fish and hunt, especially pheasant hunting. He remembered so many things from his childhood that helped him all through his life.
When Fred moved to Arkansas, a great part of his life began again. He camped, boated, fished, gardened and visited with everybody he could. He helped Bill Clinton get elected any way he could, state and nationally. He loved the Lord and the United States Flag. Beside him through it all was his beautiful wife of 72 years, Glendal. Raising kids and keeping family close was their specialty. We thank God we had him close to us for so long. Thank you, Dad.
Fred was preceded in death by daughter Julia; parents Fred & Wilbur Randle (Widener); and siblings Loeva, Virginia, Harold, Vivian, Jean, Auda and Jim.
Survivors are his wife Glendal; children – Linda, Nancy, Joyce, Harold and Duane; sister Shirley; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the charity of your choice in his name.
Guests may register at www.grossfuneralhome.com