Randolph “Randy” J. Mac- Farlane, 74, of rural Stryker, went home to be with His Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 5, 2013, surrounded by his family.
Randy had been in declining health for several years. He was blessed to be under Hospice Care of Williams and Fulton County and with caregivers Sandy Fitzenrider, April McKinney and several other Hospice nurses and staff.
Born on Dec. 13, 1938, in Wayne, Mich., Randy was the son of the late Archie F. Mac- Farlane and Esther (Krause) MacFarlane Partee.
He was a 1957 graduate of Bryan High School.
He was married to Martha (Lamb) MacFarlane, and she survives.
Randy had farmed in rural Stryker for several years and was a self-employed woodworker, specializing in furniture, cabinets and finishing.
He was an active member at First Baptist Church in Bryan, where he had served in several positions and especially enjoyed being chairman of the ushers and greeting people at the door.
Randy is survived by his wife, Martha; his son and pastor, John (Vickie) MacFarlane; and two cherished granddaughters, Emily and Hannah, all of Stryker.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepfather, Emerson Partee; and several aunts and uncles.
Visitation hours for Randy will be at First Baptist Church, 925 East Fountain Grove Drive in Bryan on Thursday, May 9, from 4-8 pm. Funeral services will be at the church on Friday at 11 am with Pastor John MacFarlane officiating.
Interment will follow at Shiffler Cemetery in rural Bryan.
Preferred memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church or to Hospice of Williams and Fulton County.
The Thompson Funeral Home in Montpelier has been entrusted with Randy’s arrangements. Condolences may be left online at www.the thompsonfuneralhome.com.