Randolph “Randy” K. Ego, 67, of Leslie, passed away in Clinton on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. He was born Nov. 24, 1951, in Los Angeles, California to James and Margaret Ego. He was preceded in death by his parents.
His survivors include his wife of 35 years, Cathy Bayne; son Tracy Ego and wife Kelly, step-grandchildren Allie, SarahBeth and Jaydyn; daughter Hana Ego and husband Mike Lapadakis, grandson Elliot; his sisters JoAnn Kodama and husband Dexter, Linda Ung and husband Russ and Robin Navarette and husband David. He will be missed by a host of cousins, in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends.
Randy grew up in Los Angeles and moved to Chimes, Arkansas in the late seventies. He was a gifted and dedicated mechanic and proprietor of Clinton Independent Garage for more than 20 years. He loved vintage items, especially cars. Among his favorite pastimes were Frisbee golf, trout fishing in Colorado, tinkering, tractoring and grilling at home. He enjoyed live music and dancing as well, but his true passion was volleyball. He spent many years helping to coach and support the girls’ volleyball teams in Clinton and Marshall. He also played for many years on various teams in the area.
Memorials may be made to Chimes Volunteer Fire Department: PO Box 40, Dennard, AR 72629. They are a committed group, dedicated to serving our rural community. We are eternally grateful for their rapid response in our time of need.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at Botkinburg Foursquare Church.
Throughout the past two years, our family has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from community, both near and far. We thank you all.