RICHMOND - Frank G. Randell, 83, of Richmond died unexpectedly at his home on Monday, April 7, 2014. He was the third child of George and Goldie Randell born at home in East Hartford, Maine.
He went to school in East Wilton, Wilton Academy and Gordon College. After two years at Gordon, he accepted missionary work at Lazy Mountain Children's Home in Palmer, Ala. After three years there, he spent 21 months in the Army in Alaska. Returning to East Wilton in 1957, he worked as a carpenter, which became his lifelong vocation. He married his beloved wife, Shirley in 1965, and they moved to Farmingdale, where both of their children were born.
He was a hunter, and a fisherman, and always had a vegetable garden - known to have a "green thumb" and a "trigger finger." He also loved to sing, with his deep bass voice. In later years, he and his wife were able to cruise in Alaska. His church family was always an important part of his life. He was a devoted caregiver to Shirley during her struggle with Huntington's disease.
He was predeceased by an older brother, John; his parents; and his wife, Shirley.
He is survived by his daughter, Heidi, her husband Vernon, and their children, Nathaniel, Ebony and Victoria; and his son, Steven, and his children Jacob and Martha; brother Herbert and wife Jean and his children, Kenneth and family, Kevin and family, and Keith; sister Dorothea Lapaire and husband George, and their children, Janet Bilyk and family, John Lapaire and family, Paul Lapaire and family. He also leaves his kind neighbors, and friend; Rick and Janet Cotta, Ken and Nancy Longfellow, and Pete and Lisa Dubay.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, at the Winter Street Baptist Church in Gardiner. Burial will be later in the spring in the family lot beside his wife in the Lakeview Cemetery Wilton.
In lieu of flower donations may be made in his memory to the Living Water Christian School, 197 Parker Farm Road Buxton, ME 04093.
Arrangements are under the care of Staples Funeral Home 53 Brunswick Ave Gardiner.