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“I was so saddened to learn of Jim's passing. He was such a dear friend while he was here in Colorado. Jim, Geri, and I shared many a glass of wine...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Doreen Webb - Canon City, CO

“so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Glad he is suffering no more. I hadn't seen him for number of years. He was quite handsome as an older man. I...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Ray & Betty Atteberry - Webster, FL

“Prayers are being sent your way from the Jim and Beverly Manley family. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Beverly & Jim Manley - Friend

“Prayers for ALL the Randol's, and thanks for Jim escorting me to the Senior Prom in 1955 at Lakeview High. I have a picture but haven't found it. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Melinda Madding Kenney - TX

“Knowing Uncle Jim, I'm sure he's already at that big poker table in heaven, smoking Marlboro Reds & probably cooking up a heck of a Mother's Day meal...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Randy Weaver - Foley, AL - Nephew

“Jim will be missed by many who knew & loved him. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Linda Twait - Murphysboro, IL

“I extend my heartfelt sympathy to the Randol family. May those precious memories of your dear loved one James be foremost in your hearts and minds...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: MB


James H. Randol, 73, of Decatur, IL passed away at 5:25 a.m. on Saturday (May 11, 2013) at Symphony of Decatur.
A service to celebrate James' life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday (May 14, 2013) at Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 12:00-2:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Casual attire has been requested by the family for James' services. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to donor's choice.
Mr. Randol was born on July 7, 1939 in Decatur, IL, the son of Homer O. and Geraldine (Ruthrauff) Randol. James proudly served in the U.S. Army, being stationed in Frankfort, Germany. He trained as an executive chef in Chicago, IL owning restaurants throughout his life, cooking for celebrities as well as the homeless. James retired in 1988 as a Major for the Colorado Department of Corrections. He was a member of the American Legion Post 105 and the Lions Club in Colorado.
Surviving are his brother and sisters: Joseph R. Randol of Decatur, IL, Dorothy E. Weaver and her husband Jerry of Decatur, IL, Donna Sue Kendall and her husband John of Decatur, IL, Sandra L. Hurtley and her husband Dave of St. Marys, GA; several nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and infant sister: Mary Ellen Randol.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.dawson-wikoff.com.
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