John Randall “Randy” Clinedinst

August 06, 1965 ‒ September 24, 2019

Columbus, Ohio

John Randall “Randy” Clinedinst, age 54, of Columbus, died Tuesday, September 24, 2019 unexpectedly at his home.  Born August 6, 1965 in Mt. Vernon to the late Jackie Lee Boyd and Mary Erlene Clinedinst.  He was working as a Bus Driver for Columbus City Schools, a job he absolutely loved.  Previously employed by the Faith Mission.  Randy loved dogs, old cars, kids and the latest home improvement/DIY products.  He was a proud member of the LGBTQ community, was generous to a fault and would always help anyone in need.  In addition to his parents, Randy is also preceded in death by his dear grandmother, Hazel.  He is survived by brothers, Dale (Darla) Clinedinst of Marengo and David Clinedinst of Mt. Vernon; nieces, Savannah (Juan) Mercado, Tiffany, Courtney and Dana Clinedinst; nephews, Zachary and Isaiah Clinedinst; great-nephews, Joshua and Giovanni; great-niece, Amelia; best friend, Bob Eubanks; dear friends, Jack Holton and Audrey Rardon.  Funeral Service will be held at 1 pm Saturday, October 5, 2019 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury, where the family will be receiving visitors from 11 am until time of service.  Pastor Dick Match officiating.  Interment Bloomfield Cemetery, Centerburg, OH.  Contributions may be made to your local cancer or humane society or children’s hospital in Randy’s memory.  The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve Randy’s family.  Please visit to share a memory or condolence with the family.

  • It’s almost 7 am and I have not been to bed yet. I can’t sleep, I can’t stop thinking about you. I miss you SO much uncle Randy. I am doing EVERYTHING in my power to give you a BEAUTIFUL funeral service that you deserve and put you to rest where you told me you wanted to be just 2 months ago when we went to visit grandmas grave and your dads grave. I promise I will always do right by you as you ALWAYS have for me and my boys. I will miss the random pop-up visits and cards on my birthday from you and another “my dogs”, just like grandma used to do lol. I still can’t believe this happened to you, I told Josh but he doesn’t quite understand everything was so hard to even begin to explain to him, Bob had to help me talk to him. By the way uncle Randy, God knew what he was doing when he put you and Bob in each others path. He is the true definition of a best friend and brother. Him and I have been working together all week to get all of your affairs in order and arrangements made to assure you get the proper funeral and burial, just as you would have wanted. I know you are okay now and at peace, I know that was you that came to me at 3:15 am Wednesday morning when Mister jumped up on me like he was 10 years younger. 7 minutes later he jumped down off of me and had nothing to do with me and went to sleep for the rest of the night. That was exactly 24 hours from you passing, thank you for that. I know you loved Mister very much. You don’t know how much more peaceful I feel knowing you are okay now. You WILL get justice for this, I promise you that! I love you, we all love you..Josh, Gio, Juan, Mister, Nina, Nico and I. I know you’re up there with grandma and your dad and everyone else you haven’t seen in a looong time, I know it was a beautiful reunion. Until we meet again uncle the mean time, keep grandma busy with some rounds of Skip Bo. I miss both of you with all of my heart and soul

  • A cheeky grin, telling a joke with a warped sense of humor while strolling with the sun shining from you eyes. That will be my greatest memory of you. I am using that memory to get rid of the anger. It is working but until justice has been done, small amounts of it lingers. I will miss you my friend. May all your family and friends find the peace you now have.

  • I will always remember you as the little boy I babysat when you an David were little. We had so much fun an over a very short time you became like little brothers to me. I may not have gotten to spend time with you as you grew into a man but I still love you an I’ll never forget you . Rest In Peace with your momma . Love Jannie 💔

  • The tears are really coming now just really finding out that it was you. Bus #236 I am going to miss seen you every morning Randy you were a true friend. Now I really have to go and make some money buddy I will miss you so much ( our little joke) Randy Words can not describe how much you going to be missed by so many people. Rest in piece my friend and keep that smile on your face my love until we meet again.

  • I can’t believe this has happened. I’m sending my thoughts and prayers to Randy’s family during this difficult time…May you R.I.P Randy…..

  • Wow hard believe ur gone as me and my son tico wait for the bus hoping it b u to open them bus door mr John will b truly missed rest in heaven 🥰😇❤️

  • Hello Randy,
    It’s me….. a good friend of yours for 29 years. All is not lost, you have just chosen a new address. I still can’t believe this incident occurred. You did not deserve any of what happened to you. Justice will be be served. We will, all, remember the dedication you had at work & the smiles you gave to those you came in contact with. Never a dull moment when you were around. Always willing to help those in need or solve a situation with ease. Although there is a void in our mind & in our heart, we will see you again sometime. Keep everyone in check up there in heaven.
    Friends Always,

  • I was in absolute shock when I heard the news about Randy’s passing from his best friend, Bob Eubanks. Randy was excited about the prospect of owning a home in the Hamilton Meadows development. He viewed a home on Sunday and decided to move forward towards buying the home on Monday morning. I helped him with his paperwork and also gave him the name of a mortgage lender so he could begin the process of owning the home. All day Tuesday, the lender and myself could not reach Randy to access additional information so we could move forward to no avail…little did I or the lender know that Tuesday morning Randy’s life had ended. Once I received the phone call from Bob about the tragedy that Randy had endured I felt sickened by the news and how Randy’s life had ended. Randy was a kind, gentle individual and sincerely wanted to move to a home where he felt would benefit him and his family.
    God Bless You Randy…I keep thinking about you and the dream you had of beginning a new chapter in your new home.

  • Dale I’m so sorry for your loss I know what you’re going through I just had my brothers funeral Monday in which he passed away unexpectedly, if I can help in anyway just give me a call even if it’s it only a shoulder to cry on, may God be with you and your family at this time
    Kathy Kuykendall Mcfann

  • RIP your sense of humor was great (at times-lol). Gone too soon with no sense. I am so sorry for the families loss. He is once again with mom-give her a kiss for me.