Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Randy Mitchell Obituary: The State

Mitchell SALUDA - Mr. Randy Mitchell, 64, of Saluda, passed away on Sunday, October 5, 2014 from injuries incurred during an accident on his family farm.
Born September 16, 1950, he was the son of Rudolph Mitchell and the late Lenora Werts Mitchell. Randy is survived by his wife of 36 years, Wanda Joyner Mitchell; four children whom he adored Amy Lenora M. Harper (Brandon) of
Richland, Washington; Jason Rudolph Mitchell (Cory) of Simpsonville; Lauren Elizabeth Mitchell and Jeremy Randolph Mitchell both of Saluda; father Rudolph Mitchell (Faye), sister Molly Mitchell Spearman (Bill) of Saluda; grandchildren Ava Grace and Layla Rae Harper; and Whitney Marie Mitchell; a host of family members and friends who loved him dearly and appreciated the way he was always ready to help them. Randy graduated from Hollywood High School in 1968 and his best memories were his days on the basketball court with his team. That love of basketball continued throughout his days at Spartanburg Methodist College and Lander College, where he graduated with a B.S. in Physical Education. He instilled a love of basketball with his children by volunteering to coach their youth teams and cheering them on in every game. He loved working on the rolling hills of his family farm in Saluda County where he built a prize winning herd of Guernsey Cattle, a producer of Louis Rich turkeys, and a large herd of Black Angus Beef Cattle. Always giving back to the community, he served as Vice-Chairman of the Saluda County Council 1981 87, Saluda County Probate Judge 1987 98, and was elected to the South Carolina Public Service Commission from July 1998 until his retirement 2013. During his tenure on the PSC, he served as Chairman 2004-06 and was selected to the Universal Services Administrative Company Board of Directors and the Federal State Joint Board on Universal Service. In his community he served as President of the Hollywood Ruritan Club and enjoyed the monthly supper meetings and annual machinery sale. He was a lifelong member of Hickory Grove Advent Christian Church. Randy loved to laugh, to enjoy the peaceful countryside, to ride through the fields of Saluda County, to talk politics, but most of all, to be with his family and friends. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be held at Ramey Funeral Home, 202 N. Rudolph St, Saluda on Wednesday, October 8 from 6-8 p.m. Services will be held at Hickory Grove Advent Christian Church,340 Hickory Grove Road, Saluda on Thursday, October 9 at 11 a.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hickory Grove Church, or to the Hollywood Ruritan Club, 2563 Denny Hwy., Saluda, SC 29138. Memories and condolences may be shared
online at www.rameyfuneralhome.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestate/obituary.aspx?n=randy-mitchell&pid=172716956&fhid=8983#sthash.P6GnyOob.dpuf
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