H. P. “Petie” Randall

H. P. “Petie” Randall, Jr., 70, of Olla, passed from this life on Sunday, April 29, 2018, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
He was born November 9, 1947 in Olla to the union of his parents, H. P. “Pete” Randall, Sr. and Faye Masoner Randall.
Petie was a retired teacher and coach who spent twenty years in various positions in the LaSalle Parish school district. He met many wonderful people during his career and cherished the many relationships that he created with his coworkers, students and their parents. He also spent another twenty plus years in various roles, including plant manager at Louisiana Pacific in Urania.
Petie loved and enjoyed more than anything watching his children and grandchildren play sports. He spent many hours playing catch, teaching, and working with John and Lori in the back yard. His hobbies were hunting, fishing, arrowhead hunting, and Louisiana sports. He could tell you the score of any high school game, college game (especially LSU), and sometimes professional games as long as the St. Louis Cardinals or New Orleans Saints were in the box score.
He spent many hours with his friends searching old trade routes and establishments of the Native Americans, collecting many artifacts and acquiring knowledge along the way.
He loved hunting and fishing also. He would keep notes on what body of water he fished, the rate of rise/fall, the times when the fish bit the best, and whether or not he thought he caught his honey holes at the perfect time depending on these circumstances.
Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday May 1, in the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Olla with Rev. Scott Smith officiating.
Interment followed at Olla Cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Randall; son, John Paul Randall and wife Lacey; daughter, Lori Beth Randall; step-daughter, Lynette Villemarette and husband Rick; step-son, Jason Coon and wife Pam; grandchildren, Alayna Randall, Madeline Randall, and Ridge Randall; step-grandchildren, Megan Breaux, Kelsey Villemarette, Ryan Villemarette, Cassidy Coon, Rachel Coon, and Lane Coon; step great grandchildren, Zaylee Walker, Jaidyn Jones, and Laikyn Jones.
Pallbearers were Johnny Crick, Buddy Williams, Mike McCartney, Herman McCarty, Gary Nelson, Drew Routon, Rick Villemarette, and Jeffrey Zeagler.
Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth Gremillion, Gerald Brady, Alvis Randall, Tracy Hinton, and Buddy Poole.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cliff Williams Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 2990, Jena, LA 71342. This nonprofit organization has funded grants to teachers in all grades in the LaSalle Parish school system.

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