FREEPORT — Jeffrey A. Randall, 46, died unexpectedly on June 3.
He was born Aug. 23, 1968, the son of Raymond L. Randall, of Freeport, and Donna B. Jordan, of Lisbon. Jeffrey attended Pownal and Freeport schools and graduated from Freeport High School in 1986.
After serving as a local farm hand at a young age, Randall worked braiding rope at Yale Cordage. He was also employed as a night foreman at J.J. Nissen Baking Co. in Portland from 1988-2000, and was honored as “Employee of Year” in 1994.
In 2000, Randall accepted a position as field manager for Synagro, a residual management company, and oversaw its operations throughout the U.S. and Canada. He served in this capacity until the time of his death. In 2014, he received the company’s Safety Award, which reflected his years of hard work, and his concern for fellow employees.
Randall loved agriculture, especially Maine’s beef industry. He sat on the board of directors of the Maine Beef Producers Association from 1997-2003, including a term as vice president. In 2004, he received the James L. Worthley Service Award from the MBPA for his tireless devotion to feeder calf sales.
He also was a member of the board of directors of the Maine Beef Industry Council from 1999-2014, and served as its vice chairman beginning in 2001. In addition, he was active with the Cumberland County Cooperative Extension Association, overseeing hiring and other functions from 2000-2002.
While he worked hard, he found time to attend his three daughters’ dance recitals, and was proud of their passion for dance. He also was proud of his family’s devotion to farming, and loved spending time in the fields with them. Randall also enjoyed telling stories and making others laugh, and was always eager to led a hand to those in need.
Randall is survived by his wife of 22 years, Laura L. (Wheeler) Randall; his daughters, Kati, Emily and Ally, all of Freeport; his father, Raymond Randall; his mother, Donna Jordan; his brothers, Scott, Donald, and Michael and his wife, Nancy; his sisters, Kelly and her husband, Dean Wilson, and Dawn Marie and her husband, Adam Stoddard; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A graveside service was held June 19 at Pownal Cemetery, followed by a celebration of life at the Randall residence in Freeport.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Randall Children Memorial Fund, c/o Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union, 41 Mallet Drive, Freeport, ME 04032.