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PALMYRA— - Jack Earl Randall, 85, passed away peacefully November 2, 2014 at his home with his family by his side. He was born October 14, 1929 in Palmyra, a son of William and Florence (Leavitt) Randall. Jack graduated from Newport High School, Class of 1947, and worked in his father's construction business for three years before marrying his wife Elizabeth (Langley) Randall. In November, 1950, he enlisted in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean War, serving with the 4th Fighting Wing in Kimpo Korea.

After his tour was over in 1954, he went back to work with his father until his father passed away in 1957. Jack started his own construction business with his brother Robert "Bob" Randall. He was an excellent carpenter, who along with his brother and a great crew constructed many beautiful residential and commercial buildings throughout the central Maine area.

Jack and his wife had two daughters, Linda Marie and Anna Mae. He was a great Dad and loved spending time with children. He gave them his time and many great memories. He owned a pasture full of horses for a while, so that they could have fun riding them. He was also great at telling interesting funny old stories and was good at quoting his grandfather Gramp Leavitt.

Jack was a member of the Anah Shrine of Bangor, the Barrows-Skidgel American Legion Post #105, and 50 year member and Past Master of Meridian Splendor Lodge #49. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, his camp on Morrell Pond, and flying planes with his friend Warren Nickse. Jack had many friends and a great life long friend Harold "Slug" Condon. He enjoyed his life on the Badgerboro Road where he was born and lived his whole life.

In addition to his wife of 64 years, he is survived by his daughter, Linda Marie Burleigh; a grandson Garrett Allen Burleigh; a sister, Sudie Faye Davis; nieces, Regina Chaisson, Nancy Gilbert, Florence McWilliams, Sheryl Durkee, Robin Randall, Holly Brown, and Julie Edmonson; nephews, Charles Randall, William Randall and Allen Randall; brothers and sisters in law, James and Violet McLellen, Larry and Maxine Plissey, Joyce Cocheran, and Robert Langley; and several other nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, a daughter Anna Mae Randall; two brothers, Charles Randall and Robert Randall.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Sebasticook Valley Health, EMMC, and Bangor Visiting Nurses for their great care.

A memorial tribute for Jack will be held from 1 to 3 P.M. Saturday, November 15th at the American Legion Hall in Newport. Spring graveside committal services will be held at the convenience of the family. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, P. O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com
Published on  November 6, 2014
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