OBITUARY

Randal Mark Lee

October 28, 1949August 24, 2013
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Randal Mark Lee

Randal Mark Lee was born October 28, 1949 to Bonnie Daniel Lee and Herbert Lee in Port Neches, Texas. He passed away in Houston, Texas on August 24, 2013. He was 63. He graduated from Port Neches-Groves High School in 1968 where he was All State MLB. Randy was highly recruited by numerous universities and ultimately decided to accept a scholarship offer from Rice. After achieving academic and athletic successes, Randy graduated from Rice in 1972 with a degree in business commerce. Randy and a few of his football buddies formed the Annual Full Moon in 1976. This group of Rice teammates just celebrated their 38th annual reunion and has grown to nearly 40 members. He met the love of his life, Donna Johnson, while still in college in 1969. They married in 1971 and celebrated their 42nd anniversary together last May. Donna and Randy were blessed with two wonderful sons, Mark Nathan and Christopher Reid. Randy was a devoted husband and father who had many passions that he was able to share with his family. He derived great joy from watching his sons participate and achieve success in their various activities. There was no doubt that Randy was extremely proud of the men his boys became. Mark and his wife, Kim, further blessed him with three grandsons, Jackson, Austin and Mason. As a proud grandfather, Randy was given another opportunity to experience the joy of watching the next generation of his family grow. Randy went to work after college at American General Insurance Company which began his long and accomplished career in the insurance business. He joined the Swantner & Gordon Insurance Agency in 1976, managing the Beeville, Texas branch until relocating to the main office in Corpus Christi, Texas. He became the managing partner of Swantner & Gordon in the mid 90s and under his guidance the agency grew into one of the largest independently owned agencies in the country. Randy championed the effort to merge Swantner & Gordon with Higginbotham & Associates in 2010 and continued to run the agencies as managing director of South Texas operations. Randy was a true friend, never met a stranger, was the first to lend a helping hand and touched the lives of all who knew him. He was involved in numerous organizations including Tejas Vaqueros, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the “R” Association to name a few. Due to his level of commitment, Randy always seemed to find himself in a leadership capacity. He served as a director of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, a Maverick Mother and Vice Presidente of the Tejas Vaqueros. His support of these organizations led to his tremendous extended family and many “friends for life”. Randy is preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Bonnie Lee. Family members that are left to treasure his memory are his wife, Donna, sons Mark Nathan Lee and his wife, Kim of Missouri City, Texas and Christopher Reid Lee of Los Angeles, California and three grandsons, Jackson Grady Lee, Austin Mark Lee and Mason Randal Lee. He also leaves behind two brothers, Danny Lee (Linda) of Rockport, Texas, Kent Lee of Port Neches, Texas, father-in-law M.O. (Jack) Johnson of Houston, two brothers-in-law, Rod (Karen) Johnson of Houston, Texas and Rick (Lorraine) Johnson of Houston, Texas and many nephews and nieces. A Visitation will be held at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77079 on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 from 6-8 PM. A Funeral Service will be held at Chapelwood United Methodist Church 11140 Greenbay Street Houston, TX 77024 at 10:00 AM on Thursday, August 29, 2013 followed by burial at Memorial Oaks Cemetery 13001 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77079. Those carrying Randy to his final resting place include his sons Mark and Reid, and his nephews James Daniel Lee, Michael Glenn Lee, Brian Joseph Lee, Brandon Dean Johnson, Ryan Logan Johnson, and Jarod Keith Johnson. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Rice Football Extra Point Club, 6100 Main Street MS-552 Houston, TX 77005 or the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, PO Box 20070 Houston, TX 77225-0070 in Randy’s honor.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, August 28, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 29, 2013
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Randal Mark Lee

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September 3, 2013

Donna, I am at a loss for words. Our family and yours had many a fun time together. Love to you, Mark and Reid. Hugs and Prayers.
Jack and Faye Conoly and Lee Conoly

Susan Phillips

September 3, 2013

I have heard it said that the things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy. Randylee will be remembered in the hearts and minds of those that he touched by his kindness, love and laughter...He touched alot of our hearts in his journey home...Lord, send your Angels to comfort all who loved him...His family will especially need help...Deepest sympathy to you in your time of need...

Jerry & Linda Kurtz

September 1, 2013

With sorrow in our hearts we will also miss the friend and classmate of 68. He is with Our Lord and Savior "Jesus Christ". he will always be remembered with Love and Friendship which he has given his entire life and his legency will be for generations to come.
With Loving memories of my brother(Billy) who graduated with Randy but is also in the Glory of Our Lord.

Ellen Corrigan

September 1, 2013

Donna. So very sorry for your great loss. I pray God will be with you and the boys in this time of grief. Ike & Ellen Corrigan San Antonio Tx

Jan Bennett

August 31, 2013

Randy was kind, thoughtful, considerate, a TRUE friend, a man of integrity & character, a fierce competitor, athletic, fun, smart & totally devoted to his family. He has left a void in the hearts of all who knew him & for me one that no one will ever be able to fill. I will always miss & love my forever friend & I would say well over 700 people felt the same way as I do. I was in awe at how many lives Randy touched & touched so deeply. You, Mark, & Reid remain in my prayers.

Graydon Powell

August 30, 2013

I am a friend of Reid's from Los Angeles. I truly feel for the family and feel sorrow and empathy for your loss. I lost my 78-year old father in July 2012 and there isn't a day goes by that I don;t feel the colossal loss of having Daddy in my life. So, I offer my profound sympathies to reid and his entire family.

Love,

Graydon Powell
Encino, California

August 29, 2013

I am deeply sorry to hear the loss of another '68 class mate. I remember Randy always being that guy that never met a stranger during our childhood days. I will lift prayers in His name and his family. May You rest in peace dear class mate.

Darlene (Dorsey)Byrd Fannett, Texas

August 29, 2013

Randy, as they are carrying you on your last earthly journey, I sit here on the mountainside and reflect on the 40 years you have been in our lives, as I had done on Sat morning while going thru old photos. I first met you as an energetic rookie field agent with American General Insurance with the sparkling Donna at your side. Since then, you have become a very proud father and grandfather, and risen to the top of your industry while remaining loyal to friends, family and your personal interests. Thank you for giving us your love, support and friendship during glad and sad times. Thank you for givng us Donna and our precious godsons, Mark & Reid and all the special times spent with the Johnson-Lee clan. Randy, you didn't finish your story when last we met, so I look forward to the day when I can hear the rest of the story. Until we meet again my friend, Vaya con Dios. Sharlene Jordan

Susan Stroud

August 29, 2013

Donna and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am an underwriter for AIG and had the pleasure of working with Randy for a few years. Randy was always very kind towards me and always let me know he appreciated my work. I can see that he generated a particular kind of magic in his many passions in life. I was told yesterday that Randy treated his employees as if they were family, what a legacy. My thoughts and my prayers will continue to be with you, please keep looking up towards heaven and at night just remember, he is now a twinkling star always loving you and watching over you.

Richard Jordan

August 29, 2013

Sending lots of love and prayers your way. Randy was a wonderful man, husband, father and friend. He will be missed deeply.