Construction Mechanic First Class (SCW/EXW) James Brantley “J.B.” Randell, age 37, died Wednesday, May 6, 2020. He was a graduate of Southern Wayne High School in 2000 where he was on the wrestling team. Enlisted in the United States Navy in September of 2004, he was a member of the Elite Seabees Unit as a Construction Mechanic. He was hand selected to support the Elite Navy Seals in Panama City Beach. J.B. was one of the first Seabees to embed to assist Navy Divers. He has been deployed to Kuwait, Iraq (2), Japan, Spain and Bahrain (3). He loved to play putt putt with his wife and always up for a friendly game of poker with his buddies. While James was his Christian name, he would be quick to let you know he liked to be called “J.B.”. He was always quick to assist and help everyone. He always had a smile and desire to make others laugh. A quote by one of his many friends, “J.B. could light up a room just by walking in.” We will always miss him, his accent, his contagious laugh, and his smile.
A visitation for close family and friends will be held Monday, May 18, 2020 from 6::00 to 8:00 p.m. at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home.
Along with his parents, J.B. is survived by his wife, Jerrica Gardner Randell; his sons, Lennox Brantley Randell and Phoenix Gregory Randell; parents, Valerie and Kenneth Owen; brothers, Darrick Randell and Jonathan Randell; his father, Richard Randell; mother-in-law, Elayne Kincaid;; father-in-law & mother-in-law, Greg and Sandi Gardner; special friends, Chris and Delaine Pope, Joe and Deanna Larson, Joel and Chrissy Segal, Tim Tressler, Travis and Heather Tackett.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Brantley and Helen Hinson, Viola Randell, and Cecil Randell; his father-in-law, Jimmy Kincaid.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donation to an Education Scholarship established for Lennox and Phoenix at Southern Bank, P.O. Box 11299, Goldsboro, NC 27532 or the Gary Sinise Foundation, P.O. Box 368, Woodland Hills, CA, 91365.
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the Randell family and online condolences may be directed to www.shumate-faulk.com.
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