John Edward Randolph

January 11, 1924November 1, 2018
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John Edward Randolph, age 94, of Farmington Hills, Michigan passed away on Thursday November 1, 2018. John was born January 11, 1924 to Olive and John Edward Jones.

John is survived by; daughter Jo Anna Randolph; grandchild Shannon Bedore.

John was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie Randolph; daughter Jane (Robert) Will; father John Edward Jones Sr. and mother Olive Jones.

A visitation for John will be on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Harry J Will Funeral Homes, 37000 W. Six Mile Road, Livonia, Michigan 48152. A funeral service will be held Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 4:00 PM, 37000 W. Six Mile Road, Livonia, Michigan 48152.

Contributions in John's memory may be made to Yankee Air Museum, 47884 D St., Belleville, Michigan 48111.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Randolph family.


  • Marjorie Randolph, Wife
  • Jane (Robert) Will, Daughter
  • Jo Anna Randolph, Daughter
  • Shannon Bedore, Grandchild
  • John Edward Jones Sr, Father
  • Olive Jones, Mother

  • Yankee Air Museum


  • Visitation Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 8, 2018

John Edward Randolph

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Lyle Buchanan

November 5, 2018

We met John through the American Fence Association, he was a great supporter of the AFA. He was always friendly and kind, and showed concern for others before himself. He was fun loving, but he also knew what he was talking about, he didn't say a lot, but when he did, it was well thought out and everyone listened, and always had great respect for John, he was a giant in the fence industry and he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends. Lyle and Debra Buchanan, Sandy, Utah.

John Hulett

November 3, 2018

Mr. Randolph; Here's to him ......
- For his service to our country;
- For the guidance, mentoring, and personal support he has provided me since going to work for him in 1971;
- For "being there" when, at the age of 19, I lost my Dad ...... and all these years since;
- For "leading by example" by being tough and principled when he had to be, but a gentle and loving man;
- For his unwavering work ethic and personal mantra ...... "just keep moving ahead!"
Here's to you, "Mr. Randolph"!!!
Thank you ...... and congratulations on a life well-lived!

Kathy Milczarski

November 2, 2018

This is John with Donna, the Botsford Cardiac Rehab nurse at the time, and our mother, Theresa, at a graduation party for Donna's son on June 27, 2015.

Kathy Milczarski

November 2, 2018

Here is a photo of John and some of his good friends from Botsford Cardiac Rehab on June 27, 2015. John is with Kevin, Theresa and George at a graduation party.

Kathy Milczarski

November 2, 2018

There are so many nice things to say about John Randolph but I think everyone who knows him already knows them. I really am writing to post this photo of John with my sister, Janet (famous for her German Chocolate cupcakes that John liked) and myself (left) on January 13, 2018, 2 days after John's 94th birthday. Three generations in our family knew John and we all feel the same--we so enjoyed him and will miss him terribly. He was such a good friend to all of us.

Beth Montalvo

November 1, 2018

John was my friend and frequent lunch date. He lived an independent life for 94 years. He always called me "love," which was endearing. I hope they have See's chocolates for you in heaven, sweet man.

In 2015, I worked with John and Donna Binns-Gordan, RN, who ran the Cardiac Rehab service at what is now Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills on a story that ran on the front page of the Farmington Observer. I took this photo of John and Donna in Cardiac Rehab on John's 91st birthday.

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