Darrell Paul Randall, 63, of Holland, Vt., and Danville, Va., died unexpectedly Oct. 20, 2018.
Darrell was born in Cambridge, Vt., July 25, 1955, son of Paul and Ruth (Montgomery) Randall, and graduated in 1974 from Lamoille Union High School.
After graduation he began his career as an auto body technician. Over the years he worked at several auto body shops. He also owned and operated Sutton Auto Body and Brownington Auto Body.
On July 1, 1978, he married Deborah (Jones) Randall.
Darrell’s favorite pastime was pony pulling. He began pulling at age 25 and instilled this passion in his son, Jake, who took over the lines at the young age of 8. Pony pulling was a family affair, with many trips to different fairs and hours of riding on the scoot, working the ponies. His daughter, Jessie, especially loved those rides around the field with her dad.
Jake continues to pull ponies and the advice and many phone calls after his pulls will be sadly missed.
Darrell also loved going to hunting camp, even though he wasn’t much of a hunter. He had many stories to share from those days at hunting camp. He would keep everyone laughing for hours.
More recently, he found a new interest in his 2014 Daytona blue Harley Davidson. With his wife, Debbie, in tow, they loved traveling to one of their favorite places, the ocean in Maine.
Darrell loved spending time with his “little man,” his pride-and-joy grandson, Caleb. They enjoyed spending time on the tractor, the side-by-side and riding on his Harley.
Survivors include his wife, Debbie; his children, Jake and his companion Taryn and her children Emerson and Jackson; Jessie Randall, Teddy Randall, and Andrew Randall; his grandson, Caleb; his sister, Suzanne Williamson and husband Richard and their children Lisa and Ricky; and his aunt, Jackie McDonald.
His parents died earlier.
There will be no services. A celebration of life will be held next summer.
Contributions may be made Caleb Bickford’s Education Fund, in care of Community National Bank, 103 Church St. A, Barton, VT 05822.