Randy Sizemore

  • Born: September 18, 1949
  • Died: February 19, 2017
  • Location: Waverly, Ohio

McWilliams Funeral Home

125 East 1st Street
Wellston, OH 45692

Tel. (740) 384-2424

Tribute & Message From The Family

Randy Sizemore, age 67, of Waverly, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 19, 2017 from the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was born September 18, 1949 in Scioto County, Ohio to the late James Elmer Sizemore and Mary Marie Roof Sizemore. Randy, a 1967 graduate of Jackson High School , was a proud veteran of the United States Army. He was an electrician who was employed at the Atomic Plant in Pike County for 35 years and was also a retired Free Will Baptist Minister, having formerly pastored the Zion #3 Church. Randy was also a former member of the Jackson County Veterans Service Commission. A basketball enthusiast, Randy ran the scoreboard for Wellston City Schools basketball program for 30 years.
He is survived by his Christmas day bride of 47 years, Dorothy Louella "Dottie" Burke Sizemore; 3 children, James Daniel Sizemore (Barbara) of Circleville, Jennifer Brooke Carpenter (Tracy) of Coalton, and Phillip Randall Sizemore (Katie) of Wellston; 8 grandchildren, Josie (Matt), Leia, Brooklyn, Lily, Lydia, Colin, Daniel and Nolan; 4 sisters, Helen Goodman of McArthur, Janet Brady (Raney) of Creola, Esther Gilliland (Larry) of Ashville and Patty Reeves (Dick) of Zaleski; mother-in-law, Barbara "Dub" Burke of Coalton, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Besides his parents, Randy was preceded n death by his sisters, Betty Cartee and Judy Brown.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 P.M. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 A.M. at the Jackson First Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Wayne Searls officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the Coalton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions in Randy's name be given to the Jackson First Church of the Nazarene Veteran's Breakfast, c/o 251 Powell Drive, Jackson, Ohio 45640.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Randy was such a super nice guy. I'll never forget him and how he would show me pictures of his kids and grandkids and how he was moving and how he got his tattoo. He had alot of good stories...Stories of his faith and how he seemed proud of me when I told him I got saved. He came to my mind when I came back to the clinic and I finally asked about him..I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss his smiling face..He was never without that smile even when he was tired. Again I am truly sorry.

Posted by Stephanie Wells - Beaver, OH - Friend   March 13, 2017

Dottie, Jimmy, Jennifer and Phillip,

I was so sad to hear about Randy's passing. I have fond memories of all of you growing up in the big village of Coalton all those years ago. I am so grateful that Randy was able to speak at my Mom (Sharon Lowry)'s funeral in July of 2015. I will never forget the kindness that he showed to all of us at that difficult time in our lives. I pray for comfort and peace for all of you during your time of sorrow.

God Bless,
Tammy Payne (Lowry) and family

Posted by Tammy Payne (Lowry) - West Burlington, IA   February 23, 2017


I was so saddened to hear of Randy's passing. Randy and I worked together at the A-plant for many years. I will always remember him as a kind-hearted gentleman and always willing to help others. So very sorry for your loss, he will be missed.

Posted by Mimi Clausing - Portsmouth, OH - Coworker   February 23, 2017

I'm so sorry to hear of Randy's passing. I followed the posting of Randy's life on Facebook and the love that he shared with his family. He will be missed by many. Love you, Teresa and family

Posted by Teresa Payton - Galt, CA - Family   February 22, 2017

Mike speaks so fondly of the many summers he spent at Colton playing with Randy and his sisters as a young boy. As a young man, Mike asked Randy to be the best man at our wedding. And forty-five years later we grieve the loss of a great and joyous man who served Our Lord and Country with great honor. The Angels smiled and sang as Randy's soul entered Heaven to love and greet those who have gone before us. May Dottie and family be comforted this day.
Heaven: 1
Earth:0. Final score!
Soar high and proud, Randy! A job well done good and faithful servant!

Posted by Kathi & Mike Cartee - Franklin Furnace, OH - Family   February 22, 2017

I had the pleasure of working with Randy at the Enrichment Plant. He was a wonderful individual, who always brightened my day with his smile and positive attitude. Randy has earned his heavenly reward, and I offer my prayers to his family, friends and all who loved him. He will surely be missed, but certainly not forgotten.

Posted by Jim Morgan - Portsmouth, OH - Coworker   February 21, 2017

I will always remember your smile. I can not remember you ever not smiling. May you find peace and happiness among the angels. Fly high.

Posted by Cheri Sizemore' King - VA   February 21, 2017

Memory Eternal! So very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Ann Marie and Gus Mecera - Plain Ciry, OH - Friend   February 20, 2017

I really enjoy knowing randy I know he loved his family sorry for your loss and he is with God now

Posted by John Kyle - Waverly, OH - Friend   February 20, 2017

Paul and I really are going to miss Randy. He was a great friend. We are praying for the family

Posted by Nancy Barlow - Jackson, OH - Friend   February 20, 2017


Praying God will help the you through this, so sorry for your loss

Posted by Carol Lamb - McArthur, OH   February 20, 2017

Love, hugs and prayers for you all❤

Posted by Tammy Miller - Waverly, OH - Friend   February 20, 2017

Dottie, So very sorry to hear of Randy's passing. He was such a good Christian example and friend. Bobby has lots of great memories of working with him at Roehrenbeck and playing basketball. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, trusting God to comfort and strengthen you through tis difficult time.

Posted by Bobby and Barb Welsh - Ashville, OH - Family Friend   February 20, 2017

So very sorry that Randy is gone. He was a wonderful human being and the world will be a little less bright without him. My condolences to his family.

Posted by Majel Keairns - Coalton, OH - Friend   February 20, 2017

Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Randy was a super guy. The same anywhere he seen you.

Posted by Glenn and Delight Ward - Wellston, OH - Friend   February 20, 2017


Randy,always had a smile on his face.I never saw him upset.Randy always spoke to you when he walked by you treated everyone the same.May God

Posted by Sharon Wessel - Waverly, OH - Coworker   February 20, 2017

Randy has been my good friend since first grade at Coalton. I am proud to call him my dear friend. He was one of the best people God ever put on this earth. He had a servant's heart. He was always a blessing to Dale, but especially during his illness. He was the epitome of what it means to be a Christian. He lived his faith. He cherished his beautiful family. I know they are going to miss him so much, but I also know they have the blessed assurance that he is at peace and is with his beloved Savior; pain free and laughing again. My sympathies to Dot, James, Jennifer, and Philip, and all of your family. Randy was well-loved by his entire family and friends and that love never dies.

Posted by Nina Rose - Jackson, OH - Friend   February 20, 2017

So very sorry !!! Prayers for all...

Posted by Sharon Jordan - Wellston, OH - Acquaintance   February 20, 2017

He finally moved to his brand new home where he'll never know pain again. Prayers for family!

Posted by Carol Garrett Skeans - Lakeland, FL - Classmate   February 20, 2017

Randy brought a lot of new ideas to our Church, when he became our Pastor. We loved he and his Family. We were heart broken when he stepped down as Pastor. We understood as his health was getting bad. We will always remember a Happy fun person and we will always love them all. God is happy to have Randy with him now as he will even make God laugh.....I'm sorry for your loss. I'm sure he will be missed by many people he knew.... Never forget that Zion # 3 will always love you all......

Posted by Victoria Mapes - wellston, OH - Friend   February 20, 2017

Mark and I are so sad to hear this news, Randy was a wonderful christian man, we were fortunate to know him, even though it had been years since we had seen you guys we had good memories of you guys. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during this trying time.

Posted by Susan Bailey - Friend   February 20, 2017

May God bless you with solace and peace. Love, Teresa Hively

Posted by Teresa Hively - Jackson, OH - Friend   February 20, 2017


Treasured memories...my husband for serving with Randy in Vietnam and for me, meeting him and his family through the reunions they have had over the years since their service together. Randy was a man of Faith and values, kind, caring and generous. Prayers for healing for the family.

Posted by Duane & Bev Steiger - Orchard, IA - Served in the Military together   February 20, 2017

Dottie and Family..
I am so sorry to hear of Randy 's passing... what wonderful guy he was.... I just want you to know that I love you and your family..You all are in my thoughts and prayer ....

Posted by Shirley Riley - Newark, OH - Friend   February 20, 2017

Bro. Randy was a great man of GOD who will be sorely missed by all of his family & friends. He was a blessing to all who knew him. Seems not that long ago that Sis. Dottie & Bro. Randy were attending the youth group at the Coalton Free Will Baptist Church. I have very fond memories of being with your families, Sis. Dottie. Love you all. Great rejoicing in Heaven!!

Posted by Janice Miller - Jackson, OH - Friend   February 20, 2017

Sorry for your loss my prayers are with you

Posted by terri keeton - coalton, OH - Friend   February 20, 2017

God bless you and keep you in this moment of loss.

Posted by Robert & Suzanne Carpenter - Suffolk, VA - Family Friend   February 20, 2017

Sorry to hear of Randy's passing, we are happy to know he is with his Lord and master and rejoicing with his family that have gone on before.

Posted by Kenneth & Shirley Cooper - Glenville, WV - Family Friend   February 20, 2017


So Sorry about your loss Randy was a great friend to all and loved the Lord a great pastor and had a sincere smile with Gods love .

Posted by Vicki Coleman Coy - Pomeroy, OH - Friend   February 19, 2017

Sorry for your loss

Posted by Kirt Ward - Wellston, OH - Family Friend   February 19, 2017

Randy will be missed by so many who knew him and loved him, his wife Dottie is my first cousin, my thoughts and prayers are with the family, God be with the family and know that he is with God and in no more pain.

Posted by Sue Smith - Wellston, OH - Family   February 19, 2017