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Jimmie Randals


1926 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
Jimmie Randals Obituary
James Thomas (Jimmie) Randals passed away Wednesday, February 16, in Amarillo, Texas following a long illness. He was born March 14, 1926, in Snyder, Texas to Richard Joseph Randals and Josephine Anderson Randals. After graduating from high school there, he was attending Texas Tech when he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served as a Combat Infantry Rifleman, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge.
Upon his honorable discharge from the Army, he married Dorothy Riley in 1949, at the First Presbyterian Church in Snyder, Texas. To them were born Jina Randals Vick and Richard Randals.
After buying their ranch in Montoya, New Mexico in 1949, Mr. Randals became internationally known as an outstanding rancher and breeder of Quarter Horses. He was most interested in Quarter Horse being outstanding Cutting Horses. He purchased Poco Dell in 1952, and the stallion showed his strength by being an American Quarter Horse Association Champion, among many other AQHA and National Cutting Horse Association accomplishments with other horses. Mr. Randals later topped the 1979 National Cutting Horse Association Futurity with a record sale price with Doctor Montoya.
Mr. Randals served as NCHA President in 1973-75 and was a director of AQHA and was New Mexico QHA past President and Man of the Year in 1972. He was past President of the New Mexico Amigo's and past Co-chair of the New Mexico State Fair. Mr. Randals was a Hall of Fame inductee to the American Quarter Horse Association and the National Cutting Horse Association. Also a great accomplishment was to have his first broodmare, Quo Vadis, inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame.
Mr. Randals is survived by his loving wife, of 61 years, Dorothy; his daughter, Jina Randals Vick (Jerry) and Richard Randals (Linda); plus grandchildren, Anna Randals, Misty and John Vick, and great grandson, Cameron Hendrix, and one sister, Marianne Randals, and other relatives.
Memorial services for Mr. Randals will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 23rd at the First Presbyterian Church in Tucumcari with Reverend Don Shephard officiating. Cremation has already taken place. Dinner will be served in the Education Complex for all attendees. The family recommends that donations be made to Helping Hands Hospice (624 S 2nd St Tucumcari, NM 88401) or to a charity of your choice. For more information, please contact Dunn's Funeral Home in Tucumcari. (575) 461-3815.
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