Randy passed away Thursday February 26, 2015 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence Kansas surrounded by his loving family.
Randy was born June 10, 1957 in Kansas City, MO. Son of Robert Lee Jones and Lenora V. Holtom. They preceded him in death as well as his step father Richard C. Holtom.
Randy grew up in Baldwin City, KS and then moved to California where he met his wife Diane. Randy was self-employed for thirty years in the interior window covering industry. He started his business in the 1980 then moved back home to Baldwin City, Kansas in 1992.
Randy was a hard worker and loving father and husband. He loved to be around the water either skiing or playing with his sons. He was always working with his hands and teaching his boys everything he knew. Pool was one of his favorite hobbies. Randy always lived life to the fullest and loved to talk to everyone. Most everyone knew him as “the Shutter Man”. Randy beat throat cancer in 2008 and never let life slow him down.
Survivors include his three sons Justin Michael Jones, Evan Riley Jones, and Taylor Lee Jones all of Baldwin City, Kansas; two brothers Robert Leo Jones of Glendale, Wisconsin and Rodney Lee Jones of San Diego, CA.
Memorial Mass will be held at the Annunciation Catholic Church in Baldwin City, KS on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 10am with Father Farrar presiding. Inurnment will follow at the Oakwood Cemetery in Baldwin City.
The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society in care of, Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044 .
Messages & Condolences
Diane, to you and your family. I am so sorry. I always enjoyed Randy’s stories, and the fact that he always spoke to me. My deepest sympathies to you. He was a really nice person.
Dear Diane, Justin, Taylor and Evan, I am so sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. I remember many good conversations when he would come to the greenhouse. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dear Diane and sons,
Just wanted to let you know that we considered Randy part of our “Hardware Family”. We loved seeing him walk through the door. He always had something interesting to say and left us smiling.
Randy had an amazing attitude about life, never seemed to let anything get him down. He was so proud of his boys…always on his mind. I am so happy that he is at peace. But we will really miss him. Our condolences.
Went to school with Randy and had him as a Client in my business we will miss him he was a really great guy and a father
My parents had a rental in Lawrence near campus and I don’t remember how I found Randy, but he restrung traverse rods so many times for us, we had custom blinds for a living room in the house and they still work to this day.
He had moved back to Kansas when I found him. I would occasionally run into him and last time at Walmart where he told me he would still restring those rods.. Patience was a virtue for that job.
My parents were fond of him. They both have passed and if souls ever meet, my mom will have him hanging drapes in the great beyond and my Dad will write the check.
A wonderful guy when we needed him.
Thanks to his family for sharing him with us.
Diane and Boys,
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We were shocked to hear this news, even though we know he had suffered on and off since his cancer. I can still remember being at the hospital when the twins were born and he was so proud. May God comfort you all in this sad time. Love, Mike & Kelly Wintermantel Family
Diane, Justin, Taylor, and Evan,
Our family holds you in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time. I recently visited with Randy in the store and he filled me in on all of the happenings in you boy’s lives. He was one proud Dad. May you find comfort in knowing that you all brought many happy moments to his life. God bless you.
Diane and Boys,
We have many memories of Randy, and all of you, that are coming to mind. There are no words that we can say that will take away your current sorrows, but know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers and that God is smiling at having Randy’s exuberance in heaven.
Although we did not know Randy as intimately
as his friends and family we do know his boys
and Diane. We are truly sorry for your loss.
We are praying for God’s peace to comfort you
all in this time of mourning. We love you Justin, Evan, Taylor and Diane. Love you all
uncle Richard and aunt Saundra. And may Randy rest in peace.
Dear Diane and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Randy’s death. I pray you will feel the love of Jesus helping you through this time.
Diane and boys we are both so sorry for your loss God Bless you all
So sorry to hear of Randy’s passing and yet so happy for him to be with all those on the other side that are waiting for him. My heart feels heavy for his 3 sons that will forever miss him in their lives. His loving spirit will always be with you.
Wishing only the best for all. Be happy and prosper.
R.I.P. Randy. Thank you for all the help you gave to Aunt Connie and Uncle Beto. They loved you and counted on you. A beautiful memory is a picture of you dancing with Aunt Connie at her nursing home and making her so happy and all the residents. Prayers for Didi and the boys.
Dede, may he be resting in peace and enjoying the comfort of his parents and your Mom and Dad. Our prayer are with you and your boys.
Randy and I went through school together and we lived a block apart. Blessings to his family!
Randy and I were super good friends growing up. Wish i could be there. My sincere condolences to all his family. Guess i shoulda made that trip to Baldwin a few years back instead of putting it off. Randy was one of the first people i wanted to see. Rest in peace brother.
I went to high school with Randy. He was always a fun loving guy. Always joking, always entertaining. Randy was a white hat wearing good guy, and I’m very sorry for your loss.
Randy always brightened up the day when he would stop by school. We always knew he’d have us laughing before he left. My sympathies to the entire Jones family.
Rest in peace Randy..I’m not sure what we would have done without Randy and Diane’s constant help and friendship to my parents. Whether it was plowing the driveway to picking them up off the floor, he was always there. You all are in our prayers and thoughts.. we’ll miss you Randy
SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS! MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. I REMEMBER RANDY ALWAYS COMING INTO KWIK SHOP AND STRIKING UP A CONVERSATION WITH ANYONE AND EVERYONE WHO WOULD LISTEN. ALWAYS SEEMED CARRING AND WILLING TO GIVE ADVICE. MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES!
Randy was such a joy to be around. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Especially thinking of you, Evan and Taylor.
Randy’s greatest pride was his 3 sons. His second pride was in a job well done. Talking was a given as he just couldn’t help himself. He was always there for me whenever I needed help figuring out a window treatment installation problem, or just needed some encouragement. Sometimes he just needed a listening ear when he was going through cancer treatments and I was there for him. I will definitely miss him. My condolences to all.
We first met Randy & Diane when we attended Mass here in Baldwin for the first time twenty years ago. After Mass,our car wouldn’t start and Randy came to our rescue. I always enjoyed my visits with him when we’d cross paths in town. Sending Randy’s family our deepest condolences.
Our deepest sympathies for your loss. We’re so sorry to hear the sad news. Randy was always so positive & so nice & friendly to everyone he met, he’ll be greatly missed. Prayers for your family to get through this difficult time.
I will miss seeing and trading war stories (cancer), with Randy. My husband and Randy were friends for years. Marvin lost his battle on January 10th. My prayers and thoughts are with you boys.
I will miss Randy. It was a joy to know him– he was so kind. God bless all of you!
My deepest sympathy and prayers. What a nice guy that will be missed.
Our thoughts & prayers to the family.
Sending our thoughts & prayers to the family.
Wishing you all comfort in your time of great sadness. We will miss Randy.
I will always cherish the stories he would tell me every time I saw him at the grocery store and he always had me laughing with his jokes. I am glad I got to meet him, my prayers go out to his family.
Randy was a great guy he use to come into Heritage Tractor when I worked there as the service manager he was always giving me a hard time but in a good way. I was just thinking about him a few days ago just wondering how he was doing. He will be missed by many. Sorry for your loss.
Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.
The thoughts and prayers of all of Randy’s brother Knights at Annunciation are with his family.
So sorry to hear about your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Rip Uncle Randy, fly high with the angels now. Our deepest sympathy to his sons who lost their Dad way to soon. Hugs to all.
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