SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Dr. Jerry L. Randolph, 75, of Spartanburg, S.C., died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. He enjoyed a full and active life as a husband, father, social worker, professor, collector and restorer of antiques, avid reader and world traveler. Born August 2, 1941, in Angola, Indiana, Jerry was the youngest of the late Paul and Helen Randolph's nine children. Jerry married the love of his life, Dr. Linda Crowl Randolph, on August 27, 1966, and they spent 50 happy years together raising their daughter, building and decorating reproduction Victorian homes, and exploring the world. Jerry was a proud graduate of the Angola High School Class of '59 and spent three years serving in the U.S. Army before returning for college. He completed an undergraduate degree in history at Ball State University, a Master's Degree in social work at Indiana University and received his Doctoral Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. In addition to his wife and daughter, Dr. Whitney (Michael) Steele, he leaves behind three treasured grandchildren, Helena, Mara and Jeremy Steele. Also surviving him are three of his much adored sisters, Patricia Niedernhofer, Sharon Kasaba, and Nancy McIlvaine; a brother, Tom Randolph; numerous nieces and nephews; and his "other brothers," Jerry Sipkin and Lige Mathis. Preceding him in death were his parents; three sisters, Paula Jones, Sondra Ervin and Beverly Kundard; and brother, John Randolph. The family will receive friends at the family home, 1610 Hollyberry Lane, Spartanburg, SC 29301, on Oct. 20, 2016, from 3-6 p.m. to remember Jerry and toast his memory. Next summer his ashes will be interred at Circle Hill Cemetery in Angola, Indiana. To leave condolences and read an expanded story on Jerry's life, visit www.floydmortuary.com .
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