Willie Randle, Jr. was born to Willie Randle and Anna Lou Hampton Randle. To this union, 10 children were born. The Lord called Willie Randle home on August 5, 2012.
Our father, Willie, was a very hard-working man in his younger days. He was a man that loved his children. He loved his son-in-law, Elmer and his daughters-in-law dearly. He loved the Randle and Hampton family and was proud to be a Randle. He was a man of his word and a man of true wisdom. He was a very humorous person; he kept you laughing and was a joy to be around. Once you met our father, you would never forget him.
He is preceded in death by one son, Robert Randle; one granddaughter, LaTonya Grider; three brothers, Thurman Randle, Jerry Randle, L.C. Randle and Horace "Dick" Randle; five sisters, Lillian Kirk, Bobbie Walton Randle, Corine Manning, Willie Cotton and Jo Ann Daniel.
He leaves to cherish his memories two daughters, Peggy (Elmer) Grider and Shirley "Beam Bo" Iverson; one stepdaughter, Annie Jackson; three sons, Willie James Randle of Haynesville, Brad (Melinda) Randle of College Station, Texas and Michael (Jennifer) Randle of Phoenix, Arizona; one stepson, Glenn (Annetta) Jackson of Arcadia; one sister, Bessie Mae Brown of Kansas City, Missouri, 20 grandchildren, Latina (Greg) Deloach, Reginald (Brandy) Grider, Tyrone (Kishia) Grider, James Iverson, Barance Iverson, Raymond Iverson, RaShelle Randle, Erica Randle, Christopher Randle, Shanell Shine, Sharita Pope, Jordan Randle, Brad Randle, Jr., Tasha Jackson, Alice Jackson, Dwight Jackson, Jasmine Randle, Jennifer Jackson and Tonya Jackson; 27 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Friendship Baptist Church in Haynesville. Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Haynesville.
Visitation will be today (Friday, August 10) from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Benevolent Funeral Home.