Bruce Adelbert Randall, 86, of Plimpton Hill, Watch Hill, beloved father and grandfather, passed away Thursday, December 14th, 2017 at home. He was the beloved husband of the late Shirley W. Randall.
Born in Providence, RI, on November 13th, 1931, he was the son of Norman & Olive Randall of Charlestown, RI. Bruce leaves behind his two sons and daughters’ in-law, Scott and Robin Randall of Westerly, RI, and their children, Chelsea and Shauna, and Jeffrey and Holly-Hock Randall of Lisbon Falls, Maine, and their children, Benjamin and Emma.
He was a graduate of Moses Brown High School and attended the Rhode Island School of Design. He graduated in 1953 with a Bachelors of Science in Textile Engineering. After graduating college, Bruce was a member of the United States Army, serving for two years and honorably discharged as Specialist III.
Bruce was known for his hard work ethic and passion for everything he did. Bruce held many positions throughout his life. He worked for Safelite Auto Glass for several years as a Sales Representative, Catalina Inc. as a co-owner, Coventry Narrow Fabrics as Vice President, and Columbia Narrow Fabrics as President. Bruce also held the title of President of the Southern New England Textile Association. Bruce worked part-time until his passing, and thoroughly enjoyed the relationships he built with his business contacts.
Bruce was an active member of the Westerly Yacht Club and a past member of the Watch Hill Yacht Club. Bruce had a passion for boating and antique cars, along with woodworking. One of his greatest joys was spending time with his grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to the funeral service that will be held on Monday December 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home, 121 Main St. Westerly, RI. Calling hours are respectfully omitted. Burial will be private in River Bend Cemetery, Westerly.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice