John (Jack) W. Randall LUBBOCK- John (Jack) W. Randall went to be with the Lord on October 10, 2012, at 8 p.m. at the age of 86. Jack was born John Will Randall on March 20, 1926, to Will (Bill) Harlow and Helen Jaye Randall in Blackwell, Okla. When Jack was 18 months old, he suffered a severe illness and nerve damage to his ears, which left Jack profoundly hearing impaired. Because of the excellent education at the Central Institute of the Deaf in St. Louis, Mo., Jack functioned extremely well in the hearing world and read lips with great aptitude. In 1952, he moved to Wichita Falls, Texas where he met and married Virginia (Jenny) Dell Smith on April 24, 1954. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Helen and his wife, Jenny. In 2007, Jack moved from Wichita Falls to Lubbock, TX where he lived until his death. Jack loved playing bridge and fishing. Fishing for bass and competing in tournaments was a highlight of his life. He attained the distinction of Bridge Life Master and competed in bridge tournaments. Jack was a loving father and excellent provider to his family. He leaves behind four children and three son-in laws, Charles (Butch) of Wichita Falls, Texas, Lyndia Miller and spouse Michael of Palm City, Florida, Debbie Womack and spouse Lonnie of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Robin Cornwell and spouse Brahm of Lubbock, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Jack will be greatly missed by all those who loved him dearly. The Memorial service will be Saturday, October 20, at 3:00 pm at Ecclesia, 6007 66th ST, Lubbock, TX, Dr. Andrew Farley presiding. Please direct any donations to Central Institute For the Deaf, 825 South Taylor Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63110.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Oct. 16, 2012