Randy Jay Garner

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Randy Jay Garner

October 30, 1961 - November 28, 2018

Randy Jay Garner Randall Jay Garner, of McAlester, was born on Monday, October 30, 1961, and departed this world on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. With his kids by his side "Randy", as he is affectionately called, passed away at 2 a.m. at St. Frances Hospital in Tulsa.
Randy was born in Yuma, Arizona, to Burl Rayburn Garner and Eva Joyce Clay. He was the stepson to Doyle Clay.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother.
The youngest of four siblings, Randy has one sister, Kathie Ann Garner (Danny), of McAlester, and two brothers, Jerry Wayne Garner (Virginia), of Manvel, Texas, and Rickey Dale Garner (Barbara), of McAlester.
The family lived in Brawley and Moreno, California, as well as Las Vegas, Nevada, for a few years. They moved to Oklahoma when Randy was around age nine where the family lived in Arpelar, a small town outside of McAlester for a short time before moving to McAlester.
As a child, Randy attended Haywood Elementary School, Stuart Public School and Savanna High School.
He went on to become a maintenance man for an apartment complex in Houston and was a maintenance and home repairman in Dallas as well. Randy earned the Capital Asset Management Maintenance Award in 1990 for excelling in this career. He lived and worked in Dallas for many years before settling back down in McAlester, where he lived at the time of his passing.
Left behind to cherish his memory are his daughter, Kelcie Ann Martin (Hunter), of Katy, Texas; sons, Randall Walton Garner (Julie), of Panama City, Florida, and Timothy Jay Garner (Kristin), of Vernon, Florida. He also leaves behind eight grandchildren, Curtis, Lillian, James, Mason, Marshall, Keaton, Kolton and Winter.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for your consideration to assist with Randy's end-of-life costs by contributing to the following GoFundMe campaign -
Published on December 5, 2018
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Saturday December 08, 2018

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Northside Assembly of God

3602 N George Nigh Expy, McAlester, OK, USA


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Jessica Johnson / Soblaskey
Dec 08, 2018
Randy you played a huge role in my life and ive always loved u like family u have always watched over me and probably still are watching over me and many times protected me when noone else could ive always thought of u as like a father to me u have watched me practicly grow up and u have always been there for me helped me and took up for me i couldnt of ever asked for a better best friend / dad than you were to me and many others . I will always hold u close to my heart and as a part of my story . you will be forever missed and loved by many as you were a awsome person that had a big heart . You would help anyone if they needed it no matter what the task was or how much pain it caused yo...u. You would always put others needs befor your own . Now the time has come for u to be at peace with nomore pain and suffering and no more worries . Ill always cherrish the memories we shared . I love u Randy my best friend , my protector, my dad. R.I.PRead more
Eddie Morgan
Dec 07, 2018
Rest peacefully Randy. No more pain or troubles. I'll miss you but not for long. Ill see you soon. Love you Old Son!
Lacie Griffin
Dec 07, 2018
Randy I'm never gonna forget you. We had so many memories together and I couldn't ask for a better friend. You was always there for me and I can still hear you telling me you loved me too Lace. I love you Randy and you are gonna be greatly missed by many.
Tammy Smith-Short
Dec 06, 2018
Peaceful Rest, my dear, sweet friend.. you are greatly loved and will be greatly missed.. much love Randy..