Randy Edward Beale passed away at home, surrounded by family, on Tuesday, December 2, 2020. He was 66.
Randy was born on December 15, 1953 in Independence, Missouri to Alfred and Ethelyne Beale. He graduated from William Chrisman High School in 1972. Immediately after graduation he began working for Hallmark Cards where he worked for 38 years before retiring in 2010. He was a member of Fairmount United Methodist Church, where he met Monica Richardson when they were just kids. Randy then married the one and only love of his life, Monica, on June 23, 1973. Together they had 3 daughters-Kelly, Kristal and Kandi.
Randy loved spending time on the water. He taught his daughter at a very young age how to swim and instilled a love of the water in all of them. Randy loved to travel—from road trips to the coasts, to flying to Alaska, or, in more recent years, pulling a travel trailer to visit state and national parks with extended family and friends—it didn’t matter where he went, as long as he was with the people he loved. He was an avid Chief’s fan and loved his Royals and was so excited to see another World Series win in 2015 and then follow it with a Super Bowl win for the 2019 season. Football watching with his whole family, with football snacks was a favorite thing.
Randy loved his children immensely. He was their coach in sports and in life. Teaching them that there was no such thing as “I can’t”, which is how he lived his life, but especially obvious in how he fought his cancer over the past 2 years. Randy’s favorite role was being Poppy to his grandkids. The bond he had with each one of them is something they will carry with them forever. He was their biggest (and sometimes loudest) fan, always there to support them at games, award presentations, concert, and everything in between. He loved his family more than anything and loved to brag on them to anyone who would listen!
Randy was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife Monica; daughters Kelly Beale, Kristal Rayson (Phil), and Kandi Smith (Donque); 6 grandchildren, Macie Smith, Katelyn Smith, Alexis Clement (Derick), Caleb Rayson, Maryssa Rayson, and Paxton Beale; sister Donna Ramer (Gary), brother Jerry Beale (Pam); nieces, and nephews. All whom he loved dearly.
Randy never knew a stranger and had many friends that loved him dearly. When he loved, he loved big, with his whole heart. He would want you all-family and friends-to live life with no regrets, forgive and don’t hold a grudge, take advantage of the time you have, and love with your whole heart.
Visitation will be held Sunday, December 6th from 4-7pm at Carson-Speaks Chapel. 1501 W. Lexington Ave, Independence, MO. 64055. Visitation will be casual and you are highly encouraged to come in your Chief’s gear.
Please consider making a contribution in honor of Randy to ecaware.org.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com (Arrangements: Carson-Speaks Chapel 816-252-7900)