Tice Randolph, 80, of Marion, passed away at his residence on Monday, October 16, 2023.
Tice was born in Yancey County to the late Hobert Randolph and the late Queen Belle Honeycutt Randolph on December 16, 1942.
His wife, Barbara Howell Randolph; his great grandson, Turner Stump and seven siblings also preceded him in death.
Tice Randolph was a remarkable individual with an extraordinary story. He left his home in Little Creek when he was fifteen to build a life he cherished. He was known for doing things his way and for being exactly who he was at all times. His love for his children was unmatched, constantly boasting about their achievements and considering them as his greatest source of pride.
While Tice possessed a strong will and occasional stubbornness, he balanced it with his giving nature. His generosity knew no bounds, always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. The military played a significant role in his life, shaping him into the courageous person he became. Tice's service instilled in him a deep sense of patriotism that he carried throughout his days.
Beyond his military background, Tice was an entrepreneur with big dreams to conquer life. He made many of his dreams a reality – he was a self-made man who owned multiple businesses during his life. His hobbies included whistling, singing, yard-selling, gardening, fishing, and playing checkers.
The legacy left behind by Tice Randolph is one filled with memories of his “Tice-isms”, for example “young lad”, IV’s were “juice”, naps were “winks”, and the fluchi-rochie. He will forever be remembered as a character who valued the importance of hard work, which he instilled in his children.
Left to cherish his memory are four children, Beverly Randolph, Lisa Burleson (Chris) and Tice James Randolph (Jordan Ballew) and Regina Howell; siblings, Ruth Fortune, Clain Randolph, Con Randolph and Carroll Randolph; five grandchildren, Satchel Stump, Skylar Stump, Lilly Randolph, Copen Burleson, and Hannah Holloman, along with another granddaughter and a great grandson on the way.
A funeral service will be held in the chapel of Beam Funeral Service on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 4:00 pm with Mr. Larry Miller and the Rev. Don Mitchell officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 3:00 until 4:00 pm. Entombment will take place following the service at Oak Grove Cemetery.