James Randall "Randy" Smith died Oct. 14, in Norman.
Born Oct. 16, 1951, he was the first baby of James Otis Smith and Patricia Joan Masters Smith at Amarillo Air Force Base.
A military family, the Smith's moved frequently as Randy and his younger brother Steve grew up. He graduated from Norman High School in 1969. After high school Randy served the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints as a missionary for two years.
Shortly after that time, he met his wife, Kathryn Sumner, to whom he was married for 35 years. They had one daughter, Marta Louise. Randy served in the Oklahoma National Guard and Reserves for several years where he was a lieutenant officer. He attended Middle Tennessee Sate University at Murfreesboro, Tenn., and the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Randy was a dedicated employee of Xerox Corporation serving in Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas for 30 years.
Randy was preceded in death by his father, James Otis and sister Traci Lynn. He is survived by his mother Patricia Joan; wife Kathryn; daughter Marta Louise; brother Steven; and niece and nephew, Stephani and Jaden.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Norman. Donations may be made to Dermatology Department at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas.
Sharing Memories of James Randall "Randy" Smith
e-mail to Peggy Smith
Randy is my cousin. I have many memories of visiting him in Amarillo
as a child. I was happy when his family moved to Norman and I got
to graduate with him. Randy's best friend was Charles David Hettinger.
Randy was very kind. He and his wife Kathy were foster parents to many
children when they lived in Tennessee.