Randy Lee Percifield was born June 23, 1964 to Willard and Bonnie (Sartor) Percifield in Creston, Iowa. He departed this life at his home September 5, 2016 at the age of 52.
Randy spent the majority of his childhood around the Diagonal, Iowa area. He had many jobs in his life. As a teenager, he worked at the Sale Barn in Grant City, MO and Rival in Albany,MO. He helped his brother-in-law farm around Tingley, Iowa and built fence around Hatfield, MO.
On December 27, 1991 Randy married Cindy Ray of Grant City, MO, and became a father to her son Kevin Ray. He had a daughter, Angel Daub, from a previous relationship.
In 1992 Randy and Cindy began living on farms near Redding, Iowa for several years before moving to their present home in Delphos, Iowa. Randy was employed by Hayse & Hayse Inc. from 1991 to 2005 doing a variety of jobs including loading chickens, forklift operator and farm hand until he became disabled in 2006.
In 2008 he became grandpa to a boy, Mathew, and in 2010 to a girl, Breeanna. These grandchildren were his world. He would say there’s nothing better.
In early 2016 Randy’s daughter, Angel, passed away due to a car accident. This was very hard on Randy as he was just getting to know her.
Randy didn’t know a stranger, and loved to help people. He once picked up a hitch-hiker and drove him 200 miles, gave him all his money, and wouldn’t leave him until he was sure he had a place to stay, saying all I ask is when you get on your feet you pay it forward.
Randy was all about family and friends. He had a very special bond with his son Kevin, once saying not only is he my son, but also my best friend. He will be dearly missed by all his family and friends.
Randy was preceded in death by his father, Willard Percifield, mother Bonnie Percifield, and daughter Angel Daub. He is survived by wife Cindy and son Kevin Ray of the home in Delphos, Iowa, brothers Kevin and Leann Percifield, Redding, Iowa, Dale Percifield, Redding, Iowa, Kenny and Stephanie Percifield, Mount Ayr, Iowa, sisters Brenda and Gary Smith, Diagonal, Iowa, Glenda and Pat Schwienebart, Newton, Iowa, two grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life was held at his home in Delphos, Iowa Saturday, September 10, 2016.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, September of 2016