HAMPTON - Randolph Earl Leake Sr., 85, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, at home.
A native of Newport News, Ranny was a lifelong area resident. He was a graduate of Newport News High School and proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WW II.
Ranny was employed with M. Price Distributing, however, most people will remember him as the longtime owner and operator of 'Randys,' located in Hampton. He was a member of BPO Elks #366 and the VFW #3219.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife of 60 years, Frances B. 'Bunny' Leake; his loving children, Kathryn L. 'Kathy' Poole and her husband, Barry, and Carolyn L. Jobst and her husband, Michael, and Randolph E. 'Ranny' Leake Jr. and his wife, Janet; grandchildren, Randolph E. 'Chip' Leake III, Michele A. Poole, Michael 'Coy' Jobst and his wife, Dana, and Carrie C. Hamilton and her husband, Joshua; great-grandsons, Ashtin M. Jobst and Braden S. Jobst; and his sister, Virginia L. Timberlake.
A service to celebrate Ranny's life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home chapel. Burial with military honors will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Friends are invited to visit www.mem.com, through this site you are encouraged to share your thoughts and fond memories with Ranny's family.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in Ranny's memory to the American Heart Association.
Service arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton.
Published in Daily Press on Jan. 26, 2008.