Randall “Randy” Turrentine

Randall “Randy” Turrentine went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 11, 2020 in his hometown of Topeka, Kansas. On June 11, 1955 Randy was born to Owen and Mary Turrentine. Both parents preceded him in passing, as well as his two sisters Linda and Debbie. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Arlene Turrentine, his daughter, Annette, and siblings Sandy, David, and Gregg.

Randy served in the U.S Navy and was eventually honorably discharged. Among other things, Randy loved cooking food from scratch and creating beautiful works of art. His primary medium was ink on paper, and he prided himself in his ability to work free-hand instead of using tools or straight-edges. He made the world’s best alfredo sauce and wished to someday have his own pasta sheeter.

The family cat also preceded him many years in passing, but he found some level of comfort from the cat sitting nearby him. They would watch old western films and television shows even if the cat fell asleep. One of the small annoyances for him were whenever there was snow or images of cold things on the television. When asked why he would simply say, “It looks real cold, and now I feel cold.”

Randy always discussed the importance of math, especially trigonometry, in the world. He was a lot smarter than most people gave him credit for. He knew it was important to show people respect and common courtesy and taught his family these values.

65 years young, as the family would say, was the age of passing. Although he was plagued with many health issues, he found comfort in knowing that there were still people around that cared for him. And that, certainly, is important indeed.

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  1. Arlene and Annette, we are so sorry to learn of Randy’s passing. His gentle spirit and greeting each Sunday will be missed. We pray for comfort during this time!

  2. Arlene and Annette, we will be praying for you both. I remember being in Steve’s SS class when I first got to know you and Randy. I remember his humble testimony. I also remember when he played volleyball at church and got hurt. That was a terrible thing, but I remember thinking what a great spirit he had to attempt playing anyway. It was a wonderful example the way you both took care of him at the end. Rest in the Lord as we know he is doing now.

  3. Arlene and Annette,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Randy was a faithful member at Topeka First Church of the Nazarene. I will miss his greeting each week. I trust the Lord will bring peace to you.

  4. Arlene, Annette, Sandy, David and Gregg I am sorry for your loss. I know he will be missed but also know that you rejoice in knowing he is with his Savior. I am praying for you all.

  5. David and Family : I am sorry to hear about Randy passing. We use to play a lot of pool back when we were young. He was a nice guy. Take care of yourselves.

  6. Arlene, this is Jim Achten, Randy’s cousin who lives in the Wetmore area. You may not remember me but we have met several times over the years. I am very sorry to hear about Randy’s passing. It has been some time since I last saw him and I regret not staying in touch like I should have. I’ll always have special memories of when my Topeka cousins would come up to the Wetmore area to visit our Grandparents/Great grandparents. I hope you and your daughter will find peace in the many memories you have.

  7. I am so sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. He was such a gentle soul. He always had a coffee cup in his hand. I would think about him often. I will miss him.

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