Randall L. Beecham

March 22, 1952 ‒ June 06, 2021

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: On June 6, 2021 Randall L. Beecham passed through this world and now is present with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Randy was born on March 22, 1952 to William A. Beecham and Hilda J. (Page) Beecham while they were living in Bumpus Mills, TN.

In 1954 the family moved to Mansfield, OH, because there was work at the local steel mill. That same year, Randy’s sister Phyllis Beecham (Rudy) Weiss was born (she survives).

Randy grew up and went to school in Madison Twp. , where he graduated from Madison High School in 1970. Two weeks later he started working at the steel mill in Mansfield and continued there for 42 years.

Randy was a proud member of United Steelworkers of America Local 169, a charter life member of the American Motorcyclist Association, BMW Motorcycle Owners of America, BMW Riders Association, the National Rifle Association, and was on the National Ski Patrol for 35 years.

Randy spent most of his life contentedly on his (and his wife’s) property in The Clear Fork Valley (affectionately called Sunset Woods).

Randy was a long standing member of Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Mansfield. Theologically, Randy was of the reformed faith and leaned toward Calvinistic teachings. By the grace of the Sovereign God, Randy was elected to be given the gift of the faith in his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And now sees Him face to face.

Randy read a lot. His favorite “recreational” authors were Max Brand, Louis L’Amour, and Edgar Rice Burroughs (especially the Tarzan series).

As far as music goes, there is a long list of hymns and contemporary tunes that he liked. Randy liked different styles, but he always said “ya jus’ cain’t lose, when ya plays da blues:.

He owned many motorcycles, but BMW became his favorite. He and his wife Lynne Baczuk rode hundreds of thousands of miles together across the U.S. They were married for 44 years (she survives).

He is also survived by one son, Wm. Russell Beecham; two grandchildren Brandon (Katherine) Beecham and Allison (Steven) Warren; and great grandchildren Zaylon, Isaac, William, Natalie, Karson, and Harrison.

Also surviving are his parents, William and Hilda (Page) Beecham; mother-in-law Jeannette Baczuk; sister Phyllis Weiss; brother-in-law James (Rachelle) Baczuk; sisters-in-law Maribeth Moore and Jan (Rodney) Penrose; nephews Brian Moore, Stephen Moore, and Adam Penrose; nieces Jessica Baczuk, Rachel Penrose, and Lisa Weiss Crandall; aunts Wanda Bender and Mamie Shelton; and a cousin Teresa Tipton.

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law Frank Baczuk; and his brothers-in-law Rudy Weiss and William Moore.

The Beecham family will receive guests Friday, June 11, 2021 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where his home-going celebration will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. Pastor Dylan Rowland will officiate. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church or Richland County Humane Society may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Beecham family, share a message of support with them – and watch Randy’s tribute video – online at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com

There will be no “viewing of the body” as Randy could never understand the need or desire to look upon the discarded flesh of a friend or loved one. He wants everyone to know that he is finally home with his Heavenly Father and looking upon the face of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and that he is patiently waiting for the day when we will all be together.

Randy hopes that there are those who will miss him, but he also wants everyone to know that this is a trip he was really looking forward to taking. So be happy for him. There is no gravel in the curves and there is no ice on the slopes. And there are brothers and sisters at every turn.

  • By Randall L. Beecham

 

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  • So sorry to hear the news. He was doing what he loved. Always enjoyed his smile at ski patrol. He will be missed

  • RIP old friend. Last time I seen you was at Vintage Motorcycle Days 2 years ago. Myself, you and Lynne had a very nice chat there . The countless rides together and going to rallies all come back to me. We all will miss you ..

  • Lynne, I worked with Randy for several years in the Transportation Department at the Steel Mill, I always enjoyed being around him. He was a good worker, and always made the day go faster, with his wit and stories. He was very passionate about the things he loved. I always liked the way he would pause when you ask him a question, like it was the most important thing he had to worry about, before he would answer you, with a sly quote, or heart felt response. He was very humble, but the more you got to know him, you could see how smart he really was when it came to figuring out life’s perceived mysteries.

    Rest in peace Randy………..

  • It was a pleasure to know Randy through the many years providing service work for him at Mark Ford and Randy’s F&W Repair. He will always be remembered by his happy smile and out going personality.
    May you find peace and comfort knowing that he is rejoicing with our Lord.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Randy Fulk
    Tiffany Wuertz
    Wesley Dingus

  • Words can never express our sorrow for losing Randy. Crissy and I were always lifted up by his joy and laughter.

  • Dearest Lynne,
    Wow reading Randy’s obituary, I knew immediately that he had written it. It sounded just like him! You two have been wonderful friends for so many years now, and our dear brother will be missed! I’m thankful for our friendship, but mostly I am thankful that we were brothers and sister in Christ. I love you dear sister, Rob

  • Kalynn’s and my prayers are with you in your grief and joy at the Lord’s taking Randy home to himself. What a privilege to be your pastor for a season. What a joy to know you and he are in the arms of Jesus always. I’ll never forget how Randy tried to teach me to ski, a lost cause, but it sure made a good story. Prayers and love. –Pastor Larry and Kalynn

  • Randy was a good man. As a young boy, the Beecham family lived on Ridge rd, and we were neighbors. We all grew up and moved away. When my mother passed away in 1997 Randy sent me the most touching letter and I still have it. My heart goes out to his family during this time, and I pray for God’s comfort and peace.

  • May God comfort you and your family and friends at this time. Cherish the memories and we all look forward to the Heavenly reunion.

  • Remembering the years of memories, of laughing and joking, riding and partying, working and goofing off,! Meeting accidentally, it was like a Family reunion, and we always walked away with a smile in our hearts. I don’t remember us ever having disagreed on anything, but I have to now. I’m gonna miss you, Bro! Until we meet again, Rest in Peace.

  • Lynn, your so much in all of our thoughts and prayers. RIP Randy! You’ll sure be missed.
    Tim and Helen Turner

  • I was on ski patrol with Randy at Clear Fork Ski Resort. Caught up with him at the reunion there a couple of years ago. We continued our friendship on Facebook, since I am retired in Maine. I always enjoyed Randy’s company and we experienced some great times together. I will miss him. Prayers for Lynne and family. RIP my friend.

  • I’m so saddened to hear of Randy’s passing.
    I knew him from Ski Patrol and would often see him at the V & M at Breakfast. He was so very kind and he will be greatly missed.

  • Saddened to hear that Randy has left us, inspired to know he knew our savior.
    Randy let me practice for my motorcycle endorsement on one of his motorcycles 46 years ago. My prayers and thoughts are with you Lynne.

  • Lynne,
    Bruce and I were sorry to hear of your loss of Randy, yet we too rejoice that he is with our Lord and Savior. You are in our thoughts and prayers for the days ahead. Love in Christ, Bruce and Bunty

  • Randy and I were classmates at Madison. He sat beside me in geometry and was such a great friend. Randy had such a kind way about him and always had us laughing with his wit. Sorry for your loss, but so happy to read about his relationship with Our LORD. may GOD’S grace comfort you during this time.

  • Dear Lynne,
    I was in total shock when I saw Randy’s obituary. We just touched base this past Memorial Day. I first met the RanMan working in the Transportation Dept. in the late 70’s, eventually working together in the Pipe Shop into the early 90’s. In between those years and beyond we played softball together, did some target shooting, and carved a few turns together at Clearfork and Snow Trails. Always quick with his wit and humor, I’ll miss the discussions we had on various subjects. Helga and I will be praying for you and your family during this very difficult time. Rest In Peace Randy.
    Love,
    Paul & Helga Hursh

  • My heart goes out to you, Lynn, and all of Randy’s family. This beautiful, burley, hard working and hard playing guy will be missed. I enjoyed his friendship for over 30 years on ski patrol. A big heart, a strong faith, a pragmatic wisdom and a great sense of humor. Grateful to have known him all these years. Will keep you in my prayers.

  • Lynne and family,
    I am so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. I knew Randy from Clear Fork Ski Area when he worked with my Dad, Frank Bartlett and my brother, Greg. He was such a great guy. Cherish the memories, sending prayers to you all. He recently took the time to leave a condolence on my mother’s obituary in April which was much appreciated by Greg and I.
    Bunny (Bartlett), Sam and Jillian Vance

  • Dear Lynne,

    So many years of memories, music and laughter come to mind. We were so fortunate to have Randy in our lives over the years.

    Jude and Bill Ropp

  • Dear Lynne,
    I am sending sympathies and prayers for you and your family. My heart breaks for you all.
    Sincerely,
    Lindsey N. Knox-Grimwood

  • So sorry for your loss. He will be missed. Our club members send their thoughts and prayers as do Ron and I. BMW Riders of Toledo – NancyBolton- Berry

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