Obituary: Randall G. Smith

Randall G. Smith, 80, of Golden Valley, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at Kingman Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 27, 1931, in Flint, Mich., to Carmi and Esther Smith (both deceased). He came to Mohave County 18 years ago from Otsego, Mich.

Randall retired from the Mohave County Sheriff's Department. He was previously with the Ypsilanti and Kalamazoo Police Departments. He was a member of St. Margaret Knights of Columbus, Grand Knight and District Deputy. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from 1947 to 1951.

Randall is survived by his daughters, Yvonne (Rory) Keep of Deer Lodge, Mont., and Diane (John) Tobias of Delton, Mich.; his son, Greg (Virginia) Smith of Golden Valley; his stepson, Sean (Linda) L'Huillier of Golden Valley; his brother, Douglas (Priscilla) Smith of Swartz Creek, Mich.; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty L. Smith in 1998, and his wife, Beverly M. Smith in 2006.

The memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. today, at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent in his memory to St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church Building Fund, 302 E. Spring St., Kingman, AZ 86401-5847.