OBITUARY

George Randy Harvill

January 1, 1947April 22, 2021

George Randy Harvill passed away April 22, 2021 surrounded by his family. Randy was born in Eatonton, Georgia on New Year’s Day of 1947. He is preceded in death by his parents Willie George Harvill and Lois Lanier Harvill. Randy is survived by his wife, Judith (Judy) Adkins Harvill, children William Judson Harvill (Paige), Brian Peyton Harvill (Perry), and Mary Katherine Harvill, and grandchildren: Julia McLeod Harvill, James Haas Harvill, Henry Adkins Harvill, Ava Colleen Harvill, Raegan Lanier Harvill, Emily Mae Yance, and Andrea Taylor Yance. Randy leaves behind his two sisters Karen Harvill Ricketson (Edward) and Kathy Harvill Childs (Mark). Randy grew up in small town Eatonton, Georgia. He graduated from Putnam County High School and attended Auburn University where he received a degree in building science. After graduation, it took one visit to this beautiful city by the bay for him to know that Mobile was where he wanted to live. He followed in his father’s footsteps by starting his own company as a general contractor. He developed strong relationships and a passionate work ethic that resulted in GR Harvill Construction, building hundreds of hotels throughout the entire southeast during its 47-year-long span. Randy’s passion for work was driven directly by the love he had for his family and his desire to provide for them. His life as a family man began when he met the love of his life, Judy. They met on a blind date and the rest is history. They went through life hand-in-hand and just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 17th. Randy was extremely proud of his three children. He was a strong mentor to his sons, Judd and Peyton, both professionally and personally. He often praised them for finding such wonderful women to marry them. His daughter, Katie, was the apple of his eye, and shared a special bond that was obvious to anyone who knew them. Randy was a giver. He gave his time to his children and grandchildren, always reminding them that they were loved and his top priority. Known as “Papa” to his grandkids, he had near perfect attendance at every game and recital. He celebrated Christmas with the joy and gusto of Santa Claus himself. Not one for accolades, he often did acts of kindness and contributions with discreetness - something that his family adored about him. Randy cherished life on the water, and would often find solace watching the sunsets on Mobile Bay, or hosting a shrimp boil on his wharf. He adored animals, but none more than his Chihuahua, Taco. Randy loved big. That is the legacy he leaves behind, and one that his family hopes to continue to carry on in his memory. The family will receive family visitors on Monday from 10-11 in Adkins Chapel with a memorial service to follow at the sanctuary of Dauphin Way Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to a charity you hold close to your heart .

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, April 26, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, April 26, 2021

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William Youngblood

April 26, 2021

Randy and I were friends for many years, but it was not until he retired that we spent very much time together. I needed someone who was experienced in construction to help me in dealings with various contractors when we were having work done in our properties. What I got was not only a very high quality expert, but also a delightful guy who brought joy and good humor to meetings and negotiations which normally are just the opposite. His smile was infectious and his wisdom, priceless. Bill Youngblood

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY