Easterwood, Randal Keith
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Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away on March 30th, 2013. He was born on October 9, 1955 in Siluria, AL and was a huge BAMA fan (Roll Tide!). As a teen he learned about welding from his Uncle Charles, and was soon an expert. He joined the Air Force in 1974 and soon became a Tech Sergeant, training military welders. After the service he moved to Arizona, joining Honeywell Aerospace as a welder in 1979. Always persistent, he spent 14 years earning a Bachelor's Degree (Cum Laude) in Engineering at ASU, while working full-time and raising a family. He remained with Honeywell his whole career, becoming an Engineer in the Material and Process Engineering department and conducting training around the world, known company wide as "Mr. Weld". Randy also worked with and supported SkillsUSA at the state and national level, participating in welding contests for more than 25 years. A lifelong learner, he gave freely of his time and worked diligently to pass on his knowledge to co-workers and students. He touched many lives, helping others build skills and self-reliance. Randy enjoyed going to the movies and spending time with grandkids, Kristine and Kaiden. He was also a car enthusiast, attending car shows and restoring his beloved '69 AMX and '57 Chevy truck. Randy is preceded in death by his mother Alice Wilbourn and brother Charles Easterwood. He is survived by his wife of fifteen years, Sherry; daughters Kimberly, Angela, Kelly and Megan; son Chris; 14 grandchildren; parents Paul & Boo Easterwood; siblings Linda, Tammy, Sherlyn, Chris, Paula, Curtis and Jackie. Visitation is on April 4, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM with services on April 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Queen of Heaven Catholic Mortuary; 1562 East Baseline Road, Mesa, AZ 85204. Memories and condolences may be made by visiting the online obituary Guest Book at www.obits.azcentral.com Arrangements entrusted to Queen of Heaven Mortuary.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Apr. 3, 2013