“Fair winds and following Seas.”
Roger I. Randall Jr., 69, of Surry, died peacefully in his “comfy chair” in the wee hours of Dec. 15, 2019, after three years of many health issues and doctor visits and is finally at peace. He was born on May 2, 1950.
Roger was raised in Surry, and after graduating from Ellsworth High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served during the end of the Vietnam War, came back to his family and was employed by Lounder Power Equipment. He decided to re-enlist in 1975 in the Navy Reserves after his second marriage in 1978. He went back full time, assigned to the Naval Air Station in South Weymouth, Mass., where he served as a Navy recruiter. He received many awards as an outstanding recruiter and made many friends who honor and respect him.
In 1984, he moved his family back to Yarmouth and was stationed at the Naval Air Station in Brunswick, then transferred to the Portland Reserve Center as a recruiter and 1st class petty officer, regarded highly by his fellow shipmates. In 1988, he left the Navy and started his own business, R. I. Randall & Sons, serving the areas of Yarmouth and surrounding areas.
Roger was predeceased by his parents, Roger and Jackie Randall; and grandparents, Galen and Margret Crowley. He is survived by his loving wife of 40-plus years, Bonnie Webber Randall; daughters, Dawn Estelle Randall, Tonya Arsenault (James) and Jennifer Saunders (Dan); sons, Roger I. Randall III, Brian A. Randall (Kaylen), and Ron Bragg (Amy); sisters, Christine Pelletier (Dave), Gayle Gray (Bruce ) and Karen Carrell; brother, Steve Randall (Melissa); and 18 grandchildren, two of whom will greet him on the other side.
Many thanks to his sister-in-law, Vonnie Zerrien, for helping hold it all together during his rough road. Our family is in her debt.