Jimmie Jr Randall passed away at home on Saturday May 12th 2018 surrounded by family and friends. He was born April 22nd 1929 in Woodlake Nebraska to parents James and Lynn Randall, he went on to graduate as part of the Benson High Class of 1947. After his graduation Jim married his sweetheart and soulmate Bonnie Stewart on January 12th 1950 and he went on to serve in the United State Navy as Boatswains Mate from 1950-1954. Jim and Bonnie moved to Bayard Nebraska in 1960 where he became a successful businessman and retired to his home at Lake Minatare in 1998.
Jimmie Jr Randall leaves behind beautiful wife Bonnie (Stewart) Randall; Daughter Sherry Eigbrett, husband Skip and four children Brittney (Brett) Stephenson, Michael Eigbrett, Korey (Sarah) Eigbrett and Mandi Ehrlich; Son Jim Randall, companion JoAnne and his three children Amber (Ben) Johnson, Jeremy (Christin) Randall and Abby Randall; Son Scott Randall and his two children Taylor Grothe and Cole Randall; Son Tom Randall and wife MaryAnn, his two sons Jeffree Randall and Daniel Randall; and Daughter Lori Mai, husband Bill and two children Cassie (Clint) Zurn and Brock Mai. Jim was also blessed with 22 great grandchildren.
Jim was a longtime community leader in the Bayard, Lake Minatare, and Lake McConaughy areas. He served as Class Parent, cofounder of the Fall Round up, Grand Marshall of the Pioneer Days parade, and volunteered his time, energy and money to countless community and church events.
Jim was owner and operator of Bayard and Gering Clothing and later Bayard Carpets. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was an avid hunter who inspired and passed along his love for the outdoors to many of his kids, grand kids, and great grand kids. Jim enjoyed a game of cards with anyone willing to play under “Randall Rules” and relished taking money from his friends and family in a game of poker or backgammon.
In the spring, summer and fall you could find Jim enjoying time in his garden, cooking and barbequing on his patio and sharing stories overlooking his home at Lake Minatare. Jim was a proud family man who loved supporting his kids, grandkids, great grand kids and friends and community organizations including the Catholic Church and Jaycees.
Jim was an inspirational and loving man who touched countless lives during his 89 years of life. He will be missed in the physical world but his memories and stories will live on through the lives of everyone that was lucky enough to call him Husband, Father, Grand Father, Uncle, and Friend.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 PM on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Christ The King Catholic Church with Father Gerald Harr officiating. Burial will follow at the Bayard Cemetery with military honors by the United States Navy Honor Guard. Visitation will be held from 5 PM to 7 PM on Tuesday at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made out to Regional West Hospice or Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bayard.
Online condolences may be left by visiting Jim’s Tribute Page at www.dugankramer.com