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Friday, January 5, 2024
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This month, on December 23, 2023 brought with it the final passing of Randall Dee George, age 79, native of Shreveport. He was born on August 21, 1944 to the union of Darrell and Belle Moore George. Randy was preceded in death by his mother, Belle Moore George; his father, Darrell E. George; and his brother, Darrell “Pooley” George.
Randy’s grandfather, Walter D. George, was the night driller on the discovery well of the Caddo-Pine Island Field, circa 1905. Randy’s grandmother, Effie Jones George, was the oldest member in her generation of a family that has ever since been prominent in Caddo Parish’s business and civic affairs.
Randy is survived by his partner, Marshall Shaw; his sister, Sylvia George Murphy and husband, Mike; and sister, Mary George Sandifer. Randy enjoyed the love and respect from his nephews and nieces, Caroline George Cunningham and husband, John, Scott Murphy, Todd Murphy and wife, Keri, Laura Murphy Block and husband, Tom, Trey Griffing and wife, Pam, Vic Griffing, and Amy Griffing Long, and husband, Randy.
Randy George attended Caddo Parish Public Schools, graduating in 1963 from C.E. Byrd High. His college career at Centenary College of Louisiana was interrupted by his enlistment in the Louisiana National Guard, where he made lifetime friendships. A strong patriot, he was proud to be a United States Veteran.
Over his career, Randy distinguished himself with expertise as an Interior Designer, specializing in both residential and business décor. Randy served in that position, as well as the store furniture buyer position for Yarbrough Furniture Company for more than 25 years, working with the late Henry Yarbrough. Randy had a great talent of distinguishing colors, space and textures. His designer taste was flawless. He also partnered with the late Becky S. White.
Randy was a donor to a wide variety of charities that he loved. In addition, he served with Bobby Darrow in founding The Philadelphia Center in Shreveport. He often held his Christmas “waifs and orphans” parties at his home for those who had nowhere else to go.
Randy was a charter member of the former Mardi Gras Krewe of Apollo, serving as King of the Krewe in 1999.
To have known Randy was to have seen how easily he made friends with so many. He often opened his home to cook and serve countless meals to friends, relatives and acquaintances.
One of his “missions” was in providing hands-on assistance in helping others who were in the transition of moving from their long-term private residence into assisted living apartments. Many of those people were more elderly families and friends from Broadmoor United Methodist Church, where Randy was a lifelong member.
A visitation will be held Friday evening, January 5, 2024 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 1815 Marshall Street from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 3715 Youree Dr., Shreveport, Louisiana on Saturday, January 6, 2024. Officiating the service will be Dr. Wybra Price and Dr. Greg Davis.
A private family burial will be held at Forest Park Cemetery, St. Vincent under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home.
Honoring Randy as pallbearers will be Don Angle, Trey Griffing, Vic Griffing, Stan Hancock, Scott Murphy and Todd Murphy. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Mike Grossman and Ryall Smith.
The family suggests memorials may be made to Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 3715 Youree Dr., Shreveport, Louisiana 71105 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.