Dr. Randolph was born July 17, 1930, in Norfolk, Va., son of the late James Edward Randolph and Beulah Adelia Trevathan Randolph. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hampden-Sydney College; he received his Master of Divinity Degree from Columbia Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. from Emory University.
Dr. Randolph was ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian Church U.S on June 8, 1958. He served as the Organizing Pastor of churches in Decatur, Doraville, Marietta and Cumming. Dr. Randolph also served a pastorate in Signal Mountain, Tenn., and an associate pastorate at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta. During these pastorates he was a member in good standing of Atlanta, Knoxville, Tenn., and Cherokee Presbyteries. In 1990, he was honored by his colleagues and elected as Moderator of Cherokee Presbytery. He retired honorably from ministry on July 31, 1995.
Dr. Randolph was a veteran of the Korean Conflict having served with the United States Marine Corp.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 57 years, Betty Byrd Randolph; a daughter and son-in-law, April Elizabeth and Kermit Hopper; a son, Stephen Edward Randolph; grandchildren, Beth Hopper and Samantha Kate Hopper; and a brother and sister-in-law, Rev. Marvin and Anne Randolph.
Memorial services for friends and family will be conducted Saturday, Dec. 11, at 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Cartersville with Rev. Ted Smith officiating. Interment services for Dr. Randolph will be conducted at the Georgia National Cemetery with military honors.
There will be a reception in the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall on Saturday following the memorial service.
Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to sign the online register book and post tributes.
Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, has charge of the arrangements for the funeral of Dr. Robert Eugene "Gene" Randolph.