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April 14, 2014

Robert Lloyd Randolph

TERRE HAUTE — Robert (Bob) Lloyd Randolph, 66, of Terre Haute, passed away at 12:43 a.m., Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born in Terre Haute, to Robert M. Randolph and Beatrice Lyon Randolph, on May 25, 1947, at Union Hospital. Robert graduated from Wiley High School in 1965.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in safety management from Indiana State University.   He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he received The Purple Heart. He served four years in the United States Navy and retired as sergeant from the United States Army National Guard. Bob retired from the Terre Haute City Police Department as an officer and he also retired from the EEOC as a Federal Investigator.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge and a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars 972. He was an active member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, where he started the Celebrate Recovery Program. Bob also was a member of the Emmaus Community, Walk 73. He was rarely seen out without his cowboy hat and boots. Bob loved to spend time with his family. He was a huge John Wayne fan and loved camping, riding horses, and relaxing with his dogs while watching NASCAR.

Bob is survived by his wife of 48 years, Gail Jean Randolph; sister, Beatrice J. Randolph; son, Robert Wayne Randolph and daughter-in-law Jamie Randolph; daughter, Michelle Ann Kirkman and son-in-law Tim Kirkman; grandchildren, Renee Randolph, Ian and Chelsea Henderson, Zachary Jones, Hannah Randolph, Lea Henderson, Eric Henderson, Lauryn Randolph, Josh Kirkman, and Robert A. Randolph; and one great-grandson, Lucas Henderson. He also is survived by his father-in-law, Jake Compton; and several nieces and nephews.  

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 10 a.m. in DeBaun Funeral Homes Springhill Chapel, 85 E. Springhill Drive. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Pastors Aaron Wheaton, Rick Swan, and Billy Jo Henry will be officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, from 4 until 8 p.m.

Bob loved his loyal K-9 companions very much. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Terre Haute Humane Society. Online condolences can be made at:


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