James P. Randall

Published 5:54 pm Tuesday, October 1, 2019

FRANKLIN — James Parker “Jim” Randall, 77, went to heaven on Sept. 30, 2019.

James P. Randall

Born in Binghamton, New York, he was the son of the late James Edgar Randall and Mabel Parker Randall Wilcox, and was also predeceased by a sister, Patty Bales.

Jim was a graduate of the New York State Police Academy and was a retired New York State Trooper. Jim was a former Binghamton policeman and New York State National Guardsman.

After his retirement, he was affiliated with Dirt Track Racing in New York State managing stock car tracks at Penn Can, Five Mile Point and Afton Raceway.

In 1995, Jim and Nancy moved to Franklin to manage Southampton Speedway and later Southside Speedway.

Jim was a member of River of Life Baptist Church and Charles R. Younts American Legion Post No. 73.

A devoted family man, Jim leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 55 years, Nancy Harman Randall; a daughter, Susan R. Iseminger (Sean) of Stafford, Virginia; two sons, James C. Randall (Bobbie Jo) of Binghamton, and Richard C. Randall of Franklin, Virginia; seven grandchildren, Rebecca, Emily and Jonathan Iseminger, Jesse, Kaitlynn and Brayden Randall, and Cody Randall; a brother-in-law, Carl Bales of Clearwater, Florida; and two sisters-in-law, Judith Rogers and Susan Nixon (Bill) all of Binghamton.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, in Wright Funeral Home with Pastor Scott Cornette officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Poplar Spring Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday in the funeral home.