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Randal Smith

August 24, 1952 - March 9, 2018
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RC Jones Funeral Home
1410 Country Club Rd.
Fairmont, WV 26554
Sunday 3/11, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wright Funeral Home
220 N Walnut St.
Philippi, WV 26416
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Monday 3/12, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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220 N Walnut St.
Philippi, WV 26416
(304) 457-2121 | Map
Tuesday 3/13, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Wright Funeral Home
220 N Walnut St.
Philippi, WV 26416
(304) 457-2121 | Map
Tuesday 3/13, 2:00 pm

Randal Shaw Smith of Fairmont, age 65, passed at home on March 9, 2018 after an extended illness. He was born August 24, 1952 in Philippi, West Virginia to the late Rubert C. and Louise S. (Shaw) Smith. His mother passed on March 9th just 18 years ago. He married his high school sweetheart, GloriaContinue Reading

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Cindy H left a message on March 13, 2018:
SUCH A TOUCHING SERVICE TODAY FOR A SPECIAL MAN. IT'S A SAD DAY WHEN YOU REALIZE THAT BILLY GRAHAM AND SANTA WERE CALLED HOME....BUT WHAT A GRAND CELEBRATION IS GOING ON.
Michelle Osborne left a message on March 13, 2018:
Gloria, Doug, & Family - I am so sorry to hear about Randy. He was a huge part of my childhood and will be missed by all that knew him. Praying for comfort in the days ahead. Love - "Sweet Baby"
Em Fairley left a message on March 13, 2018:
Gloria, Doug, and family. Thinking of and praying for you and Randy as he is laid to eternal rest.
Jackie Allred left a message on March 11, 2018:
Gloria thank you for, as always, being the rock and taking such good care of Randy for so many years during his declining health. Randy was such a great dad spending so much time with Doug that he loved so much. He was so blessed to have such a caring and loving wife and son. Only God knows why he was taken at such an early age but it is not meant for us to understand. His thoughts are above ours. I remember the countless hours playing on Paw Dick's play ground, having such a good time as kids. The big feasts that Grandma prepared which Randy really enjoyed. Us girls plan to come up and visit this summer. I know Randy would love us to do this and check on the love of his life. May you feel God's loving arms around you during this most difficult time. In Deepest Sympathy & Love, Jackie
Linda Fennell left a message on March 11, 2018:
My deepest sympathy Gloria and your family. Met Randy thru auto racing at the Pennsboro Speedway back in 1981 and have worked at the Lernerville Speedway for many years. Our paths would cross many times through the years at race tracks and we're always happy to chat with Randy who was busy promoting for many specials. I know how much Carl Short meant to him as I also help inform fans about both his Hillbilly and Dirt Track World Championship races. Randy's love for the sport was well known by many. He always had a kind word and a smile when around the races. Know he was special and will always be in our hearts. May you find comfort in knowing his racing family appreciated his efforts. May God bless you and Family. May your memories stay strong. RIP my racing friend.
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Greg Mouser left a message on March 11, 2018:
Gloria and Family...My Heartfelt Sympathy and Condolences for Randy's passing.. Rest in Peace Buddy
The Exam Services Branch left a message on March 11, 2018:
Heartfelt condolences and prayers for the Smith family during this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you all. The Exam Services Branch of the BOD
Mike Cunningham left a message on March 11, 2018:
Randy you did good in your short lifetime, you treated people with respect and kindness and will be missed by many. Rest in Peace my friend. Prayers for your family and friends.
Jackie Allred left a message on March 11, 2018:
Randy's light will continue to shine in all the lives he has touched in his 65 years. Jackie
Diane Harris left a message on March 10, 2018:
May God comfort you and keep you.
Shelia Tenney left a message on March 10, 2018:
In memory of Randal Smith, Shelia Tenney lit a candle
Sherri Pitzer left a message on March 10, 2018:
Rest In Peace Uncle Randy........2 Timothy 4:7 “You have fought the good fight, you finished the race and you kept the faith.” I do not cry for your gain but for my loss. You are now with Jesus and our many other family members who have gone home before us. In the sweet by and by-we shall meet on that beautiful shore and what a reunion that will be!! You are really not that far away, just a breathe. The doctors gave you 6 months to live but God gave us 14 more years with you and for that I’m forever grateful. Your last breathe here on earth was your first breathe in heaven with a brand new body and no more pain. I’m sure you have already found a crystal clear stream to cast your line into. You were and ALWAYS will be MY Santa.......and Santa is immortal, he never dies. You will be with me in my ❤️ forever!! This is not good bye.......but only see you later. I love you!!!
Roberta L Stealey left a message on March 10, 2018:
I am sorry for your loss.
Ron and Judy Shackelford left a message on March 10, 2018:
Holding you close in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers.
Maureen Bennett left a message on March 10, 2018:
So sorry for your loss, Doug. Your father was a man for others to emulate. God be with you and your family.
Judy Bryant left a message on March 10, 2018:
I was so sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. May Gods grace be with you through the coming days, weeks, months and years ahead. God bless and keep you in his care.
Micala Jensen left a message on March 10, 2018:
Dearest Jachin, This is such a nice picture of your Uncle Randy! I will always remember him wearing a smile and a chuckle! This is a great loss to you and your Dad as well as his family. I’m so sorry for your heartache and will have you in my prayers. Give your Dad a hug. All my love, Aunt Micala
Karry Pisino Jenkins left a message on March 10, 2018:
God bless Randy’s wife Gloria, their children and his family and my classmate Ricky Smith.. Randy was a sweet and gentle person.. I am so sorry for your loss.. may God grant you all peace that surpasses understanding and wrap you all up in his loving care through this most difficult time.. prayers for you all.. Karry
Cheryl Gaunt left a message on March 10, 2018:
So sorry for your loss, Gloria and family. I will be thinking of you and lifting you up in prayer during this difficult time. Take comfort in God's love and promises that you will see Randy again. Only this time he will not be sick! Hugs. Love you.
Diane Everson left a message on March 10, 2018:
I love you, Gloria and I'm praying for you and the family. My condolences to all
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Paul and Kim Riffle left a message on March 10, 2018:
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I remember what a wonderful Santa he was and how much he enjoyed being Santa. Gloria, if you need anything please let us know. Love you.
Joyce and Glenn Miller left a message on March 10, 2018:
Our deepest condolences to the family and, most of all, to Gloria. May Randy rest in peace.
Brenda Brown Smith left a message on March 10, 2018:
Gloria and family so sorry for your loss. In life you have to make good memories, in the end that is all you have and it seems you all have made wonderful memories. Stay strong knowing he is always with you looking down from Heaven your guardian angel. Peace and Comfort be with all of you and Gods Blessings.
Bonnnie (Bennett) Pitzer left a message on March 9, 2018:
Our condolences to the family. Randy will be sadly missed by all that knew him. Randy always made the best Santa in the whole world. Randy had a lot of friends who loved him dearly. I for one wish he was here so I could hug you both and talk to you guys like we did at the Blue and Gray that year. We talked about the older days like when Dougie was a baby. But we call him Doug now cause he's a young man. Doug and Gloria I am so sorry about Randy passing it brakes my heart that he is gone. Randy has grown his new wings, now fly high my dear fly high. No more pain Randy, your family knows your happy. God please keep your hands on this family and help guide them through this terrible time. Love you all God Bless! Bonnie (Bennett) Pitzer
Donna Staten left a message on March 9, 2018:
So sorry for your loss. We are just traveling through to be in God arms.
Wright Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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