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John Randall Blackston, 71, formerly of Savannah, GA passed away February 11th surrounded by his loving family. Randy graduated from Herschel V. Jenkins High School, and went on to receive a BA from Armstrong State College and an MBA from Georgia Southern University.

He is survived by his sons Jason (Kelley) and grandchildren Haley, Ella, and Kylie of Beaufort, SC, and Dylan (Aviva) and grandchild Arden of Seattle, WA, and his ex-wife, caregiver, and lifelong friend, Frances McCarthy of Beaufort, SC.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Maxine and Ruben Blackston, and his brother, Brian.

A memorial service will be held at 10 o’clock Saturday morning, February 15, 2020, in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue, Savannah, conducted by the Reverend Patrick S. O’Brien, with a visitation following until 12 noon.

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  1. Mike deVegter says:

    Very sorry to learn of Randy’s passing. He was a solid friend in my college years and always fun to be around. Condolences to his family and many friends.

  2. connie barefield says:

    Randy will be missed by his family and all who knew him. He was a great cousin and friend. He really cared about others, and will not be forgotten. May God hold him in the palm of His hand.

  3. Andy Edwards says:

    I have known Randy since I was 12.Randy and Frances were very good friends at Armstrong. I am very sorry about his death.

  4. Betty Roughen says:

    We will miss Randy. He was like a little brother to all of his
    teen-age aunts and uncles.

  5. Sigbert All says:

    God bless the Blackston family our prayers are with yall , Sigbert and Margie All

  6. Annie Schemmel says:

    I want to tell Jason, Dylan and Frances how sorry I am to hear of Randy’s passing. He was such a wonderful, kind, good-hearted soul who enjoyed people and made everyone around him feel so good. Randy, you will be missed.

  7. Sigbert All says:

    God bless the Blackston family our prayers are with yall, Sigbert and Margie All

  8. Savannah Parrot Heads says:

    Randy was a wonderful friend and an asset to the Savannah Parrot Head Club. He will be missed. Our prayers at with you at this time.

    Savannah Parrot Heads

  9. David Sauers says:

    Jason, I am deeply sorry for your loss and I will never forget the time we spent together as children.

  10. Pam Michelis Lockwood says:

    Randy was a wonderful cousin and friend. He was always a pleasure to be around at the family gatherings. I’ll always appreciate the kindness he showed toward Lisa when Steph died. We’re going to miss you, cuz!

  11. Adrienne Campbell Jones says:

    So sorry to lose a wonderful HVJ classmate of 1966. Prayers for his family.

  12. Mark Troughton says:

    Randy was my oldest cousin and was like a big brother to me. He was always looking out for Brian and I growing up. My mom and I had the opportunity to spend some time with him a couple of weeks ago and even though he was weak we had a great visit. He was truly blessed to have such wonderful caregivers, Frances, Jason and Kelley. They were so good to him and I know that he was truly blessed to have them by his side. Rest In Peace cuz and give B a big hug from me. God Bless.

  13. Bill and Patty Cannady says:

    Bill and I send our deepest condolences to Randy’s family. We are so sorry to lose such a great father, grandfather and friend! Bill says the memories of hunting and fishing trips with Randy will never be forgotten. No one has ever had a better friend!

  14. Donna Sherrod says:

    Randy I pray you rest in peace, you so deserve it. I’ll always
    remember our times at the Shag Club. Great times and good memories.

  15. Vicki Bevill Childers says:

    Just heard the sad news. Cousin Randy was a great guy, always around for us when our family had sad times. So sorry for Jason, Dylan, Frances and their families.

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