Randy Wilson (1973-2015) of San Tan Valley, AZ, passed away on December 24, 2015. What can you say about Randy? For starters, he was larger than life itself! Standing 6’8”, you knew when he was in the room. He loved life and tried to make everyone else around him smile. He lived by “Family, Friends and Fun”, and also “Live, Laugh and Love”! Even with his health struggles from the age of 16, he never let it get him down or let anyone else feel sorry for him. His smile would light up a room and his voice could be heard for miles.
Randy loved his family and friends, making new friends wherever he went. He was always so supportive of everyone, especially his two girls, Claudia and Jada. As a father, he went to every school event, whether it was to have lunch with your child, award banquets, or sporting events. He was truly their biggest supporter in everything they did, and he wanted to make sure they knew how proud of them he was and how much he loved them. Randy never missed one of their sporting events, even if it meant flying to another state just to watch and cheer them on, even if it was just for one day.
As a son, you couldn’t get any better. He was always there, no matter the situation. Even if it meant driving back and forth from Arizona to California to build his mom a new house or calling her every morning just to see how she was doing. He would always just walk through the door and say, “I’m here”.
As a younger brother, Randy had to deal with a lot of different obstacles, from dealing with the legacy his older brother left behind, to the teasing and tormenting he received from his brother. However, none of that affected him, he would just smile and keep going, because he knew he was loved and that they were truly best friends.
As a friend, there was nothing he wouldn’t do for you if he could. He would try to make any situation easier or better, even if all it took was a joke (usually about himself). He couldn’t have been a better father, son, brother or friend, and he will be truly missed, never forgotten, and always loved. Even though Randy was taken from us way to early, we know God got one big and amazing angel to help watch over us ALL!
Randy is survived by his daughters, Claudia and Jada; his mom, Suzette; his brother, Burnie (Wil); his nephews, Jon-Jon and Dakotah; his niece, Lelani; his cousin, Tammy; and hundreds of amazing and wonderful friends. He is preceded in death by his Paw-Paw, Robert; his Maw-Maw, Anita; and his Uncle Steve.
RIP Randy “Big Daddy” a.k.a. Ticker! We love and miss you!