It is with sadness that the family of John Hilton Randall, 60, announces his passing.
John left us peacefully on Friday, Jan. 31, at the Mountain View Living Center, Sheridan Veterans Administration Hospital in Sheridan.
He was born Tuesday, March 24, 1959, to Hilton Earl and Elva “June” (Babcock) Randall in Casper. John was raised and educated in Casper. After school, he enlisted in the United States Navy and was stationed in San Diego, California, and was honorably discharged. After his service, he returned to Wyoming and worked in Casper and in Evanston, where he made his home.
John was an iron worker and was involved in building many power plants and, during layoff periods, he operated his own construction handyman business. He worked as bartender, and on occasion ran hot shot loads. John lived the Wyoming lifestyle — camping, hunting and fishing with family and friends. He enjoyed traveling and made several trips across the country and to Hawaii. John had a willingness to lend a hand and always would “pitch in” to help.
John was diagnosed with a rare form of dementia and moved to the Sheridan V.A. Medical Center in Sheridan. He then moved into the Mountain View Living Center at the Sheridan V.A., where he spent his last few years.
John was preceded in death by his father, Hilton, on April 8, 2001, and his mother, June, on Dec. 15, 2012.
John is survived by his sister, Bonnie (Steve) Wilson; nephews, Jason (Brandy) Crotteau and Craig Wilson; his niece, Katie (Kody) Pivik; great-nephew, Maverik Pivik; and cousin, Charlie (Dale) Coe. John had a large circle of close friends in Evanston and the Montegue family, whom he loved as his own.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Wheatland Cemetery in Wheatland, with Reverend Tom Peacock of the Wheatland United Methodist Church officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Laramie Peak VFW Post No. 3558, and Ora Call American Legion Post No. 10.
John’s family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the entire medical and support staff at the Mountain View Living Center and the Sheridan V.A. John was well cared for by so many of you. Your kindness, care and concern were not unnoticed, and you are all deeply appreciated.
Memorials may be made to the Volunteer Program, Sheridan V.A., 1898 Fort Road, Sheridan, Wyoming 82801. Please make the checks payable to Sheridan V.A.
The Gorman Funeral Homes - Platte Chapel of Wheatland is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com.