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Randy Joe Lindsey

March 2, 1956 — January 30, 2021

Herrin- Randy Joe Lindsey, age 64, of Herrin, passed away at 11:29pm on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at his home in Herrin.

Randy was born the son of Oscar and Violet Williams in Herrin on March 2, 1956. Shortly after his birth, he was involved in the Herrin Propane Explosion of 1956, taking his parents lives and leaving him the sole survivor. He was adopted and raised the son of James Austin and Maybelle (Kerley) Lindsey. He married Kim Mendenhall in Carbondale on July 20, 1990. She survives in Herrin.

Randy had worked for Clark Oil from 1974-1998. He then worked as an adjuster for General Dynamics from 1998 until his retirement in 2018. He was proud to coach his daughter’s softballs teams in the 1980’s and 1990’s. He had a variety of interests, including music, local history, collecting various items, baseball- especially his Cardinals, Mopar, Harley-Davidsons, and gardening. He had a passion for the past and what it could tell us. He treasured everyone he met on his life’s journey. Each and every one has helped shaped the Randy you will always remember.

Survivors include his wife- Kim Lindsey of Herrin

Daughter- Cassandra (Lindsey) Jeralds of Herrin

Son- Joshua Lindsey and wife Michelle of Avon, Indiana

Daughter- Kasey Summers-Moore and wife Stephanie of Herrin

Daughter- Skye Summers of Herrin

Daughter- Hannah (Lindsey) Julian and husband Brian of Hiawatha, Iowa

Grandchildren- Maddie and Brennan Jeralds of Herrin

     Brendon Hunt and Jasmine Hacker

     Kaidence Hall

     Aiden and Gracie Craft

He was preceded in death by his biological parents- Oscar and Violet Williams, his adoptive parents who raised him- James Austin and Maybelle (Kerley) Lindsey,first wife- Deloris (Murphy) Bird,  infant son- James Kenneth Lindsey, two brothers- Freddy and Samuel Williams, and mother-in-law- Evelyn Mendenhall-Litton.

Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Friday, February 5, 2021 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin with Rev. Don Colson officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion. A time of visitation will be held from 5-7pm on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the family. To sign the memorial guest register, please visit

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Sunday, May 2, 2021

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Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

201 S 13th St, Herrin, IL 62948

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