Fallen Hero: MSgt (Ret) Larry Allen Randall


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Chancellor Funeral Home

2576 US 49 FLORENCE, MS 39073
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Funeral services will be conducted by Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence, MS and the burial site will be in the Rehobeth Baptist Church Cemetery in Pelahatchie, MS



Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on July 28, 2020 and moved on to his heavenly home.  Msgt (Ret) Larry Allen Randall, age 80, a retired member of the MS Air National Guard who had served within the 172d Airlift Wing, Civil Engineering Squadron has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort and safety for their country ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life.  We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur still remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed:  “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Airman.  We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service.  We thank you for your service.   Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain, your work on earth is done.  Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

May God continue to look over you and your family.  “Stand At Rest Airman”


Florence – Larry Allen Randall of Florence, MS died peacefully on July 28, 2020 at the age of 80. He was surrounded by his loved ones during his last few days.

Larry was born on October 29, 1939 in Vicksburg, MS to the late Ernest Hazard Randall and late Evelyn Duke Randall. Larry grew up in Vicksburg along with his sister Marilyn Randall Geary and his late brother Ernest H. Randall II.

Larry is survived by his wife Patricia Randall and his sons Allen Wade Randall (Ginger) of Brandon, MS and Ross Gary Randall (Lisa) of Hattiesburg, MS. Larry’s immediate family also includes children Gary Beard (Martha) of Pelahatchie, MS and Connie Beard of Pearl, MS. Grandchildren include Alisha Randall DeFatta (Jordan), Eric Randall, Alex Randall, Shelby Randall Tipton (Conner), Tanner Randall, Blake Beard, Justin Beard (Crystal), and Lanna Beard. Great grandchildren include Leighton Rae Beard and Avery Elise DeFatta (Due October 2020).

Larry worked and retired as a civil engineer with the Mississippi Forestry Commission and also served in and retired from the Mississippi Air National Guard. He was a member of Briarhill Baptist Church where he worshiped and served. Larry was a great friend, husband, father, and grandfather and was always quick to help anyone in need. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and anyone that ever came in contact with him.

Funeral services will be conducted by Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence, MS and the burial site will be in the Rehobeth Baptist Church Cemetery in Pelahatchie, MS

Those serving as Pallbearers include grandchildren, Justin Beard, Jordan DeFatta, Eric Randall, Tanner Randall, Blake Beard, and Alex Randall.

Condolences can be sent to randalllarry@windstream.net.

Online guestbook may be signed at www.chancellorfuneralhome.com.