Ransom “Randy” D. Strode

Ransom “Randy” D. Strode, 64, of Canton passed away at 11:10 PM on March 28th, 2018 at Giant Goose Ranch surrounded by his loving family and the nature he enjoyed watching. He was born on July 30th, 1953, in Canton, a son of Dwight “Curly” and Rosalie (Black) Strode. Randy married the love of his life, Sally J. Rogers, on August 16th, 1974, in Canton. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Erica (Jim) McCombs; one son Brian (Sarah) Strode of Canton; four grandchildren Nick and Elaina McCombs, Natalie and Payton Strode; one brother, Rusty (Theresa) Strode of Lewistown; two golden retrievers, Gabby Rose and Kelsie Grace; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one nephew, Jason.

Randy graduated from Cuba High School in 1971. He graduated from University of Illinois pharmacy program in 1976. After graduating from the U of I, Randy was employed by Blessman’s Pharmacy later moving on to be the pharmacy manager/director at County Market Pharmacy in Farmington for many years. He was an avid sportsman, most of his life Randy could be found enjoying the outdoors through hunting, fishing and camping with friends and family.

Randy was a friend to everyone and enjoyed helping anyone who needed it. He was an active member in the Canton Evangelical Free Church, where he enjoyed being a part of the Men’s ministry and Sportman’s minstry. His love for the Lord, his family and the outdoors will live on in those he cared for most.

Services will be held at 10 AM on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Evangelical Free Church in Canton, IL. Elder Bill Severt will officiate. Burial will follow the service at Cuba Cemetery in Cuba, IL. A visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Monday, April 2, 2018 at Evangelical Free Church. Memorials can be made to Evangelical Free Church in Canton, IL. To view Randy’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com


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30 Responses to Ransom “Randy” D. Strode

  1. Ron and Sheri Wildebour says:

    Randy was a true inspiration for Ron while he was going through his cancer. What an amazing man. Our loss is Heaven’s gain. Prayers to your entire family.

  2. Vicki Jennings says:

    Sally and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May the love of Jesus flood your hearts and continue to fill your void at this time.

  3. Gale, Kathy, Randall, and Bailey Artis says:

    We were so sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Karen H (Roudebush) Johnson says:

    Sally and family I am so sorry to hear of Randy passing.

  5. Debbie Hill says:

    Sally, Brian, Erica and family’s We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts, prayers and sympathy goes out to all. I’ll always remember Randy as my boss, all the stories he had and the laughs we all shared at work. God Bless ♥ Deb and Tom Hill

  6. DEbbie CARTEr says:

    Randy will be missed. I Was a pharmacy Tech working with Randy when he worked at Osco Drug in Macomb Illinois. He would alway talk about his kids and the Cardinals.

  7. Claudia Starr says:

    So sorry. Randy was a great guy. My thoughts and prayers to you Sally and your family. Remembering all the great times we had in Chicago. My heart is hurting for you. We must meet up when I come back to the area.

  8. Claudia Starr says:

    So sorry my heart goes out to you Sally and your family. Remembering all the fun times we had in Chicago. Prayers and hugs. Randy was a great guy and will be missed. Hugs.

  9. Laynah and Tim Rogers says:

    We miss randy already! We loved spending time with him and family.

  10. Ed Cozart says:

    Randy was a giving man God called him home for a good reason may Curly and Randy to be fishing again together thoughts and prayers to the family

  11. Beverly Lee says:

    So sorry for your loss

  12. Paula Kitchen says:

    Sally and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Randy was not only the best boss I ever had, but he was also a dear friend.

  13. Glennette Barclay says:

    Randy was my pharmacist for decades. Then he became much more. My brother, Glenn, was diagnosed with AML and I was tested as a stem cell donor. I had to drop off my blood samples at County Market and told Randy. The day I found out I was a perfect match for my brother, I happened to be in Farmington. I went back to the pharmacy just to tell Randy. Tears of joy sprang to his eyes, he came out from behind the counter, and gave me the biggest, warmest, most joyful hug of celebration! It was beautiful. He was so compassionate and comforting. His hope in the Lord knew no bounds. Randy then struck up a mentorship with my brother as a cancer patient and as a supportive brother in Christ. His support was invaluable to us all. His life was a blessing to our family and to many, many others. My deepest sympathy to you all at this difficult time. However, I’ve no doubt he’s reveling in his heavenly, perfect glory in Christ’s arms!

  14. Cyndi Meyer says:

    Sally, Iam so sorry to hear this. May God wrap His comforting arms around you and the family and give you peace.

  15. Kathy Williams says:

    Sally, Erica, Brian and your families, I am so saddened to hear of Randy’s passing. I will always remember him as such a great guy! He was always happy and smiling in his life. He will be missed by so many! Thoughts and prayers going out to all of you!

  16. Sally and Family;
    My sincere sympathy at this time. You are in my prayers.

  17. David & Bonnie Long says:

    Randy often prayed with us when Bonnie’s son Micah was going through cancer at a young age. Often encouraging as we all walked through that valley to the victory on the other side. Micah became cancer free thanks to the Lord. What a joy to know that Randy has passed through his last valley and is at home with the Lord. Praying that all of you will be comforted as you finish your race with the Lord Jesus

  18. Sally, Brian and Erica– We are so sorry for your loss. You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers now and always.

  19. Elizabeth Haines says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Randy’s passing, sending thoughts and prayers for comfort at this most difficult time. My sincerest sympathy and condolences to Randy’s family and loved ones. RIP Randy Strode.
    I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  20. kelly and maureen williams says:

    What a wonderful man. He will truly be missed. He always took time to talk to the clients and loved talking about his cabin and family.. our deepest condolences to his family ……..

  21. Cary S Miller says:

    Randy was the type of person who was always there to help a friend in need and would go to bat for you when times got tough. He was a dedicated professional who in my humble opinion was always trying to steer the profession of pharmacy in the right direction. He will definitely be missed. My deepest condolences to his family.

  22. Charley Shepard says:

    I’m deeply saddened at the news of Randy’s passing.. my sincere condolences to Sally the children and whole family.. Randy and I were teammates on the baseball diamond and the basketball court in high school..He was my Catcher in my baseball and caught my only no hitter.. we beat each other up in basketball practice with me usually losing but were solid teammates during games.. I learned a lot from him.. he was great teammate and maybe my biggest cheerleader .. always with positive inspiration… he was my friend.. Rest In Peace Strodie.. thank you for being a part of my life…

  23. Jim Maynard says:

    I was very sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. I enjoyed having him as a student and on the junior high teams that I coached. He worked hard and was a great person. The people that he touched during his life will always remember his positive influence. I am sorry I will be unable to attend his service as we are still in Florida. It was my pleasure to know him.

  24. Jake & Hap Jenkins says:

    My prayers go out to the whole family. So sorry for your loss. He will be at peace now and on to the path of the lords.

  25. Edward Goodwin says:

    My thoughts and prayers are for the family. I always enjoyed talking to him at the restaurant on Saturday mornings.

  26. cathy ruth says:

    My deepest sympathy to the Strode Family.

  27. Sally-I am so very sorry for Andy’s passing. He was a very nice man, and a true Christian. You and your family will be in my prayers. Marcie Anderson-Myers

  28. Sally-I am so very sorry for Randy’s passing. He was a very nice man, and a true Christian. You and your family will be in my prayers. Marcie Anderson-Myers

  29. Billie Gass says:

    Sally, I’m so sorry for your loss. Thoughts & prayers being sent for you & your family.

  30. Strode family.
    Sorry for your loss. After guiding Randy during elk season in Montana for many years, I got to know Randy and his family very well. I am so happy that his time in Montana is something he dearly cherished, as we all do who live in god’s country on a daily basis.
    Randy’s bull was a trophy that anyone would be proud of, but I bet the elk in heaven are bigger than anyone can imagine. RIP my friend.

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