Herrin- William D. “Bill” Randall, 78, of Herrin, passed away at 10:29 AM, Friday, August 3, 2018 at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.
Bill was born on January 22, 1940 in Mt. Vernon to Donovan and CarrieLee (Irwin) Randall. He married Judith “Judy” Morrison on June 17, 1967 in Pana.
He received his PhD in Educational Statistics and Measurements and worked many years as Assistant Director of Admissions and Records at SIU-C. In this capacity he wrote many computer programs that are still utilized at the university. Prior to retiring from SIU-C, he taught consumer Ed. and history at Mt. Vernon High School.
Bill was civically active having served as President of the Herrin Library Board and Kiwanis. Bill enjoyed Country Western Dancing, travelling to various destinations with his wife and spending quality time with his beloved children and grandchildren. His passion was photography and he was a member of several photography clubs, including ALPS and SI Photography with Little Egypt Arts and Light and Lens in Centralia. He spent four years photographing all of the Civil War Battlegrounds for the 150th Civil War Anniversary. He was currently working on a presentation which included local architecture and historical sites.
Wife- Judy Randall of Herrin
Daughter- Jill Sanchez and husband Louie of Fredrick, CO
Daughter- Erin Jones and husband Shawn of Sparta, IL
Son- Jeff Randall of Marion
Sierra and Cortez Sanchez
Ella and Kaden Jones
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, August 10, 2018 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. Rev. Jeff Pollard will officiate. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin.
Memorial donations are suggested to the Herrin City Library and will be accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home/ 201 S. 13th St./ Herrin, IL 62948. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.