Randell "Papa" Elledge Sr.

March 31, 1936April 12, 2018

Randell Elledge of Baytown died at the age of 82 on Thursday, April 12, 2018. He was born March 31, 1936 in Fox, Oklahoma. He attended Okmulgee State College and was a veteran of the US Army. Randell met and married the love of his life, Claudine, in August 1958 in Gainesville, Texas. They moved from Oklahoma in 1964. He was a maintenance director for San Jacinto Hospital for many years. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and was a true cowboy at heart. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents James and Dessie Elledge, his wife Claudine Elledge, brothers James Elledge, Kenneth Elledge, Don Elledge, and sisters Jane Brock, Laura Elledge, and Elaine Chavers. He is survived by his sons Randell Elledge Jr. and wife Tina and Ricky Elledge, his daughter Sandy Schimming and husband Alan, his grandchildren Shawn Schimming and wife Rachel, Kristi Roberts and husband Shannon, Jerry Elledge and wife Renata, Rachel Elledge, Megan Rodriguez and husband Brandon, his great grandchildren Gavin and Jayden Roberts, Drake and Blakely Schimming, Kyle, Benjamin and Ryan Elledge, and Reagan and Hazel Rodriguez, brother Dewey Elledge and wife Sandy, Brother-in-law Jimmy Brock, and a very special friend and buddy Richard Repique. Pallbearers are Shawn Schimming, Jerry Elledge, Richard Repique, Shannon Roberts, Bobby Elledge, and Allen Elledge. Honorary pallbearers are Tommy Elledge, Mark Elledge, and Kenny Elledge. Visitation will be held at Earthman Funeral Home, 3919 Garth Rd., Baytown, TX 77521 on April 17, 2018 from 5pm-8pm and a funeral service will be held April 18, 2018 at 10am at Earthman Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Sterling White Cemetery; 11011 Crosby Lynchburg Rd. Highlands, TX 77562.


  • Shawn Schimming
  • Jerry Elledge
  • Shannon Roberts
  • Richard Repique
  • Bobby Elledge
  • Allen Elledge
  • Tommy Elledge, Honorary
  • Mark Elledge, Honorary
  • Kenny Elledge, Honorary


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Randell "Papa" Elledge Sr.

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Tanya Gutierrez

April 18, 2018

I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Papa, but I know Jerry and Randy, who are great men. Jerry loves and always spoke highly of his Papa and would share stories about him. What a blessing he has been to you all. Keep those memories in your heart. I know my sister and Jerry will keep his memory alive by sharing countless stories with their boys Kyle, Benjamin and Ryan. Elledge family our deepest condolences. God bless you all through this difficult time.

Tina Elledge

April 16, 2018

Papa you will be missed. I am going to miss cooking for you and your dessert. Reagan will miss making cakes for you and buying you peanut brittle. I loved it when we went to Sulphur Springs me and you to the jersey cattle auction and you told me to sit on my hands because some jersey hefers came through that was goregous. After the sale you told me if we had a trailer we would came home with them and not gone to Oklahoma. All the things me, you, and Randy did together going to watch bull riding, checking on the cows at big pasture, going to cattle auction, and our Saturday night auctions. I love you more than you ever know. Please tell my daddy hello and I missed him. RIP in peace with Nanny. Love you tina

Lavon Herrington

April 16, 2018

I remember listening to the "board members" (Randell, George Kimmey, and my dad, "Tex" Haltom) as they talked about when to bale hay, sell cows, or the shenanigans they had been up to when they were younger. They were a hoot! Randell will be missed.

Sylvia Rowe

April 16, 2018

Sandy, Randy and Ricky, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. Your mom and dad were very special to me and I have so many memories about and with them. My deepest condolences to you all.

Sylvia Rowe