Randall Lee Summers Jr.
Randall L. Summers Jr., 43, of Danville, went to heaven on Aug. 17, 2021 of complications due to COVID-19.
Randall was born in Danville on Dec. 23, 1977.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 22 years, Janelle; four beautiful children, Maverick, Josie, Kassidy and Drake; a brother, Christopher (wife Haley); a sister, Danielle; and a sister-in-law, Angela Gorham (husband Troy); along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his father, Randall Lee Summers.
The family relocated to Jacksonville, Fla., in October 2020 to allow Randy to continue his career as a network operations manager for CSX Railroad.
Prior to moving, in addition to working for CSX, he was a beloved coach to many young people in the North Putnam community. He coached soccer, softball, baseball, basketball, track and football. Many students he coached have expressed how he not only coached them in their sport, but he coached them in life. He mentored and guided many young people in helping them to get a firm start on their adult life. A school official said “Randy never gave up on a kid.”
He was also a “coach” to many of his employees as he helped them navigate the railroad world. He took new hires under his wing, guiding them with a combination of a fair, strong hand while having fun. Randy was the one you’d go to if you had a problem. He’d listen with an open mind and when asked, give a common-sense opinion.
There wasn’t anything Randy couldn’t do. He baked and decorated cakes (birthday cakes to wedding cakes), he sewed banners for the football field, he was an artist, he could weld, repair a car and prepare delicious meals. He could also build and upholster furniture. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Best of all, he was a loving family man.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29 at the North Putnam High School gymnasium, N. County Road 250 East, Roachdale. Burial will follow in Bainbridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon until time of service at the school.
COVID-19 protocol is requested. Please practice social distancing and refrain from hugs.
Memories may be shared with the family at www.BittlesandHurt.com.