OBITUARY

Mason Randolph McGehee Jr.

February 26, 1952June 15, 2021

Mason Randolph McGehee, Jr, 69, of Goode, Virginia passed away at his home lovingly surrounded by his family on June 15, 2021.

He was born on February 26, 1952 in Lynchburg, Virginia to the late Dorothy White McGehee and Mason R. McGehee, Sr. Randy grew up in Lynchburg, graduated from E.C. Glass High School in 1970, and went to work as the third generation in the family business, Reams Furniture. He attended Louisburg College studying Business Administration. Randy spent more than 35 years in sales and management as President of Reams Furniture.

Randy leaves behind his loving wife of 49 years, Susan; his sons Mason Randolph McGehee, III - Trad (Dana), Benjamin McGehee (Jackie), Samuel McGehee (Jennifer), and Jon Michael McGehee, and daughter Ashley McGehee Shaddock (Eric) of Jacksonville, Florida. He was Papa Randy to Cody, Kyle, Caleb, Gabriel, and Caroline McGehee; and Anne, Eric, Lucy, Abigail, and Emma Shaddock. He is also survived by his sister, Sherrie McGehee Lineberry, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and a host of other loving friends and relatives.

He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Randy was known to be a hard worker and had an excellent knowledge of animals and gardening. He was an avid farmer, hunter, and golfer for many years. Randy never met a stranger and was often quick to lend a hand or share with a generous spirit.

He was a member of Brookhill Wesleyan Church in Forest, Virginia.

Friends and family are invited to pay their respects at the McGehee Farm in Goode on Saturday, June 19, 2021 between the hours of 1-4p.m. Parking is available at Oakland United Methodist Church.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff of Centra Bedford Hospice for their loving and tender care of our father. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Centra Hospice - Bedford, 1621 Whitfield Drive, Bedford, Virginia 24523 or the Forest Volunteer Fire Department, 1645 Thomas Jefferson Road, Forest, Virginia 24551.

  • FAMILY

  • Susan P. McGehee, Wife
  • Mason R. "Trad" McGehee, III (Dana), Son
  • Ashley McGehee Shaddock (Eric), Daughter
  • Benjamin P. McGehee (Jackie), Son
  • Samuel Douglas McGehee (Jenn), Son
  • Jon-Michael McGehee, Son
  • Cody McGehee, Grandson
  • Kyle McGehee, Grandson
  • Caleb McGehee, Grandson
  • Gabriel McGehee, Grandson
  • Caroline McGehee, Granddaughter
  • Anne Shaddock, Granddaughter
  • Eric Shaddock, Grandson
  • Lucy Shaddock, Granddaughter
  • Abigail Shaddock, Granddaughter
  • Emma Shaddock, Granddaughter
  • Sherrie McGehee Lineberry, Sister
  • DONATIONS

  • Centra Hospice - Bedford
  • Forest Volunteer Fire Department

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Saturday, June 19, 2021

Memories

Mason Randolph McGehee Jr.

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Vickie Bryant

July 15, 2021

Dear McGehee family,
I've just learned today of my dear friend passing. I'm so sorry for your loss. Randy would always make my day when I would see him at Goode store, he would always say here comes trouble or tell Mike his girlfriend was coming just for a good laugh. I will greatly miss his talks and his humor.
Trad and Sam, John Michael, Benjamin and your to your sister Ashley he was a good man and my friend since you all were younger kids I will miss him. And Mrs.McGehee you had a wonderful husband who talked about you and his grand kids and his boys every time I seen him. My prayer are with you and your family.
Randy has his wings fly high my friend. God bless.

Brenda Dudley Hudson

June 20, 2021

Dear Susan and family,
I can't imagine the unbearable loss that you and your family are feeling right now. Randy was "larger than life" and he lived for you, your children and your grandchildren. He was so proud of each and every one of them. Many of the conversations that we had were about family. With the kindness he shared, that he exhibited daily, he will live on through them. May the knowledge of that bring you comfort.
Most of our conversations were held in the parking lot at Oakland UMC. Many times he would come through on his four-wheeler and ask me, "Have you moved in yet?" He always teased me about spending so much time there. I cannot tell you the number of times as he would drive away our conversations ended with, "If you ever need any help just let me know. If you get in a bind and need the grass cut, I will be glad to help out." Even though most of our conversations were filled with laughter, I knew he was serious about the help he offered.
He told me stories about being at my Dad's ( Carlton Dudley) shop. I loved hearing those. They were probably "solving the world's problems."
The fondest memories that I have growing up were the times that I spent with my grandparents, Emma and Wally Padgett. I was 6 years old when my Papa passed and 12 when my Grandmother passed away. The most vivid memories of my childhood are the things that I did with them, the time spent at their home (so lovingly called, "The Home Place") and the values they instilled in me. You and Randy have given that to your children and grandchildren. I'm sure they all have a special name for the beautiful home that they love to come to that you and Randy shared. They all will cherish those times and they will become some of their fondest memories.
You and Randy have given your family those memories. Have peace in knowing that they will never forget those times. He will be missed. With love and deepest sympathy, Brenda Dudley Hudson

James Bower

June 19, 2021

Randy was one of the first people that my wife and I met eight years ago when we moved to Forest. His giant personality drew me to him and we immediately became friends. Our conversations were of family, marriage and of course politics. He always said something that made me laugh and I looked forward to seeing whatever new saying that he had on the sign in front of his business. I wish we could have spent more time together, but I will cherish the time that we had. I will sorely miss him.
Rest In Peace, my friend. Until we meet again.

Wes Gillespie

June 18, 2021

Randy was a very unique person, a good friend, a happy man who dearly loved his family. Prayers for the family.

Michael Lavender

June 17, 2021

Our heartfelt condolences to the McGehee family. We will always remember Randy’s fun filled visits to the Goode Country Store. He created a lot of great memories and made a lot of people laugh. His impact throughout the community was very profound and we will miss him dearly.

Randy Mahoney Jr

June 17, 2021

I recall many times when Mr. And Mrs. McGeehee opened their home to me and the rest of the Brookhill Wesleyan youth group during my time in high school (2008-2012). May your family know God’s hope and comfort in this time, that He is near to the broken hearted and crushed in spirit.

Buddy Faulconer

June 17, 2021

Susan and all the family, I am so sad to learn of the passing of Randy. He always had such a great way of bringing humor to a conversation and was even more fun on the golf course. I will never forget the Squires Club tournament and the movie you chose for us to see that Saturday evening ... I am sure he never let you forget that one and of course the "reminder that you hadn't even worn shoes until he brought you from Chatham (I believe it was) to Lynchburg." He would often remind our Lynchburg Breakfast Lions Club members of the of that at our special dinners. So many good memories and a special friendship. My prayers are with you and all the family during these next days. Buddy

Terry Zatrepalek

June 17, 2021

Yes, my sister Laura, said it perfectly. Randy, Sherrie, Dot and Mason were friends of our family. Our Dads played golf together and our mothers were close, too. Susan, Sherrie, and family, you are in my prayers. Terry Campbell Zatrepalek

Laura Wright

June 17, 2021

I grew up on Summit Street along with my brother and sisters near our school, Bedford Hills. Randy and his sister, Sherrie, grew up on Mobile Rd. which was attached to the lower end of Summit. Whether we were playing Touch Football, visiting the hilly trails behind Randy’s home and barn, or sledding down Mobile Road past other friends’ homes, Randy was a fun friend of my brother who tolerated Ted’s younger sisters pretty well. Memories of Randy’s horse, Scarlett, on the loose running for freedom up Summit Street will stay in our minds forever. He and Susan were the first young couple to get married from our two families.
I am so glad that Papa Randy and Susan have such a large family with plenty of grandchildren to make more great memories.
Many good wishes are being sent your way.
Fondly,
Laura Campbell Wright

Glenda Stern Ward

June 16, 2021

So sorry for you and family. Randy was always fun to be around.
Deepest Sympathy!
My how your family has grown…I know they are of great comfort .

Love and prayers
Glenda and (Ricky), Todd.
RIP Wayne and Kelly

FROM THE FAMILY