As noted in his obituary, Randy "overcame many challenges in his life and in so doing, became ever more tender, nurturing and devoted." We knew Randy over the course of his adult life and were pleased to watch that evolution and how he touched people around him. He demonstrated forgiveness of himself and others that set an example for his sons. Randy was a talented man with an appreciation of architecture that made a significant impact on Downtown Lynchburg! Our sincere condolences go out to those who loved Randy.
Bill and Nancy Blackwell
Back in 1974-75 I was not making a living selling motorcycle parts "on the road", so I posted an ad for any kind of work in the hardware store that used to be on the circle in Amherst. Although I was at best an amature painter Randy called me & put me to work on his painting crew working at the Winton Country Club. I showed up sober, on time & did my best, so when the Winton job was done he asked me to continue with his crew in Lynchburg. He found out I also had some carpentry skills, tools, and an old Pup truck, so he set me up doing "what ever needed done" in various properties he owned around town. We many long talks after hours, & did some bluegrass festivals together. When I landed a job at the B&W research center out at Mt Athos, he was extremely encouraging & sent me on my way. Randy was a steady, bright light at a time when my life was in a dark place. I'm proud to remember him as a friend.