July 2, 1944 – November 9, 2021
Mr. Randall “Randy” L. Markins, 77, entered into rest Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at his residence after an extended illness. Funeral Services will be private. Mr. Markins was a native of Macon GA, a former resident of San Francisco CA, and returned to Macon six years ago. He was an honorably discharged veteran, having served in the United States Air Force. Mr. Markins had a passion for antiques and finding unique collectibles. His passion for antiques ultimately allowed him to own and operate three antique stores in San Francisco. When he returned to Macon, Mr. Markins continued to collect unique items and operated an antique booth at the Payne Mill Village Antique Mall.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Glynnis and Louise Markins; his wife, Sherry Webb Markins; two sisters, Joan M. Dyche and Jessie M. Holder Coley; one brother, Bobby Samuel Markins; a nephew, John Darrell Holder.
Mr. Markins was retired from AT&T of California as a manager.
Survivors include his nieces and nephews, Nancy Dyche Stokes (Al) of Lizella, GA, Elaine Markins Dawson of Gilford, NH, Steve Dyche of North Platt, NB, Eddie Holder (Lynn) of Griffin, GA and Donna Holder Anderson (Rusty) of North Augusta, SC; nine great-nieces and three great nephews; and numerous great-great nieces and great-great nephews.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Encompass Hospice and Home Instead Caregiver’s for their extraordinary care during Mr. Markin’s illness.
Please visit snowsmacon.com to express your condolences or share fond memories with the family. Snow’s Memorial Chapel-Pio Nono has charge of the arrangements.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Ellen (Cheek) Jordan
November 26, 2021
Randy was my first love and dear friend for almost 60 years. Even when we were miles (and sometimes continents) apart we kept in touch. He visited us each time we moved, even when we lived in Frankfurt, and later in Stuttgart, Germany. My work sometimes sent me west to Sacramento and such, enabling me to to be close enough to visit him.
I was very pleased when he moved back to Macon, knowing we would have much time to spend together. And, I was especially pleased that I liked his wife.
He was one of my dearest friends for most of my life. We shared so very many good times. I will miss him forever.
My thanks to all who attended to his needs for the last 14 months, making him as comfortable as possible. May God bless you and keep you safe. May you find comfort in these sad times.
November 11, 2021
My Dearest Uncle Randy,
Growing up I always thought of you as my “Cool” Uncle that lived in California. I have such fond memories of our trips out west to see you. I remember how excited Mother was when she accompanied me on one of my business trips to San Francisco so she could spend time with you. That was a fun week for all of us.
I’m so glad you decided to move back to Macon in 2015. It was nice to have you close and part of our lives once again. I so enjoyed our many three way talks with you, Sherry, and myself. We usually had different thoughts/ideas on things we discussed but we always agreed to disagree at the end. Of course, me and you agreed early on that we couldn't discuss politics. Mother could really ruffle your feathers when it came to politics. You would often call asking me if I had thought about whatever and usually, I already had a handle on the issue. I’m going to miss that slight grin or chuckle if we were on the phone and hearing you say “Donna, your one smart lady and I’m so proud of you”.
I’m sorry life turned out the way it did for the past 14 months. No one would have ever thought your story would end like it did. Nancy and “team” took such good care of you. Making sure you were as loved, comfortable and provided the best care and for that I’m so so very appreciative and thankful.
I love you Uncle Randy and will miss you dearly!
November 11, 2021
I just want to thank the family for letting me have the opportunity and spending time and taking care of Mr Randall merkins he was a loving and caring man that always had a big bright smile on his face whenever I walked into the room just want to thank the family once again for giving me the opportunity to spend the last couple months of his life with him thank you so much