Randle Bee Jones was born March 16, 1947 to Stan and Winifred Jones and went home to his Heavenly Father on November 3, 2020. He fought a short, yet brave battle with a brain tumor.
Randy proudly served in the army during the Vietnam War before marring his sweetheart, Patti Branin, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on November 6, 1968. They had 52 wonderful years together. In that time, they had 6 kids, 10 grandkids and 2 great grandkids.
Randy was a very loving and caring husband, father and grandfather who had a big heart.
Randy was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served faithfully in numerous callings but the one that he loved the most was teaching. Whether it was the Primary kids or the adult Sunday School class, he loved it.
Randy taught himself to play the drums in high school and it became a lifelong passion. He was in a few bands over the years and he loved playing 50’s and 60’s rock and roll music. His family has great memories of going to gigs and watching dad and grandpa play the drums. He had a love of music and there was always music in the house. And more often then not, he was drumming to it. Whether that was on the bench at church, on the book he was reading or on the steering wheel.
Randy was very artistic and would doodle, paint and write through out the years.
He had a wicked sense of humor and was very sarcastic. He was very friendly and would talk to everyone.
Randy is survived by his eternal companion, Patti Jones and their 6 children: Rebecca Vansickle, Rachelle Jones, Matthew Jones, Kristin (Joe) Meanea, Stephen (Noelle) Jones and Bryan (Marissa) Jones. 10 grandchildren: David, Alexis, Matthew, Elliot, Griffyn, Derek, Jackson, Piper, Kiera and Jayden. And 2 great grandchildren: Josie and Archie.
A viewing will be held on Friday, November 6, 2020 from 6-8 pm and a Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 11:00 am. Both will be held at Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery, 6500 S Redwood Road Taylorsville, UT. Masks and social distancing are required.
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I remember Randy joining our band 20 yrs ago, and we would practice with him sitting in front of our main speakers. He credits this with his being tone deaf. He was someone that I call a mentor, a friend, a brother and another Grandpa Jones.
I was so sorry to hear about Randy's struggle and passing. I was able to work with him for many years and have a great respect and appreciation for him. He will be missed.
We were so very sorry to hear of your loss. Randy was always a bright light as he had a fun way of humor & love for life. Some of the kids remember his hands always drumming when driving to school. His love of music always stood out to us. Record your wonderful memories & thoughts of him to treasure in years to come. Smile when knowing you will be together forever & he will be waiting for all to come home to him again. Love you all Jones family & we treasure the wonderful memories of many happy years living by you. Our health is very tender right now so we were not able to come to the viewing right now.......love Scott & Susan Oliver
I'm so sorry to hear about Randy. I always loved watching him play with my dad, Bob Gandy, in Hardly Workin'. It was an amazing time. All my love to all of you. He will be missed.
Love you Uncle Randy, you have always been a witty, caring, and strong example. You will be missed.
Will so miss my brother in the band. Loved him for his sharp wit and sense of humor. He kept the beat that held us together through so many great years playing the music we all loved. Our thoughts and prayers for the family he cherished and was so proud of.
We are so sorry for your loss. We love and miss him. May God comfort you all at this difficult time.