Jack "The Barber" Randolph, age 81, one of the last old country barbers, took Jesus into his heart and peacefully went to be with his Savior on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at Kindred Healthcare in Greenfield. He was born on July 6, 1930, in Hilham, Tenn., to the late James H. and Versie (Bilyeu) Randolph.
He attended Stringtown Nazarene Church and was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing poker. He was a member of the Greenfield Lions Club and American Legion Post 119 of Greenfield. He was also a resident of the Lutheran Services Center in Greenfield.
For 40 years, his barber shop in Greenfield served as a gathering point for men needing tonsorial services and seeking to discuss the issues of the day from myriad points of view. After his retirement, he took his clippers and scissors as a volunteer to shut-ins at home, hospitals and nursing homes to minister to their appearances. The spirited discussions were then moved to the Riley House for coffee.
He is survived by his daughter, Stacey Lewman of Greenfield; sons, Robert Randolph of Fayetteville, Tenn., and Donald Randolph of San Diego, Calif.; sister, Dereva (John) Stickford of Greenfield; and granddaughters, Amber Wiley, and Carli Lewman.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Anne Merle, and Jenna Lee; and brother Douglas Randolph.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of service on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at Brandwine Community Church. A memorial service will be held at noon at the church, with Gary Wright officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel of Greenfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to World Renewal International, P.O. Box 399 Greenfield, IN 46140.
Online condolences may be shared at www.stillingerfamilyfuneralhome.com.