Richard A. “Randy” LaBarge

March 29, 1963 ‒ May 14, 2021

Toledo, Ohio

Richard A. “Randy” LaBarge, age 58, of Toledo, passed away Friday, May 14, 2021, at ProMedica Toledo Hospital.

On March 29, 1963, Randy was born in Burlington, Vermont, a son of the late Lawrence B. and Suzanne Marie (Gee) LaBarge.  He attended South Burlington High School and later received his GED before enlisting in the Army.

Randy was a devoted and dedicated member of the U.S. Army. He was in the 82nd Airborne, was a paratrooper and in charge of the motor pool, training numerous people through the years.  He spent a great deal of time stationed at Fort Bragg and also served in Desert Storm.  He worked his way up to Sergeant First Class and many referred to him as “Sarge LaBarge, Large and In Charge.”  Following more than 20 years of service to his country, Randy retired from the U.S. Army.

Randy loved being in the great outdoors camping and fishing.  He enjoyed motorcycles, Jeeps, and anything else with four wheels.  He liked cooking and watching Star Trek.  He loved dogs and was known to often take in strays.

Randy will be remembered as a unique, and at times a very stubborn and opinionated individual.  He loved his family and those that cared about him.  He would do anything for individuals he was close to.

Randy will be dearly missed by his four siblings: Michelle LaBarge of Caledonia, OH, Thomas (Nancy) LaBarge of Colchester, VT, Martin (Kitty) LaBarge of Port Angeles, WA, Donald (Whindy) LaBarge of Lincoln City, OR; his fiancée and love of his life, Roshell Urquhart, of Toledo, and her son, Gary; numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces; his son, Steven LaBarge and a granddaughter.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Destiny LaBarge; and an infant brother, Gerald LaBarge.

Randy’s family will greet friends from 9 – 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at10:30 a.m. at Sacred Hearts Church, 4680 U.S. Rt. 42, Cardington, OH, with Father Kyle Tennant presiding.  Graveside service with military honors will take place at 2:15 p.m. at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Rd., Seville, OH 44273.

Memorial contributions in Randy’s name may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675, or at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Randy’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Sorry, for your loss. Thank you for his service and the families service. Looking forward to seeing the entire LA barge family and celebrating Randy’s life.

  • My deepest sympathy for the loss of my airborne buddy and a long time friend. Randy and I jumped out of perfectly good airplanes together back in the 80s. I will miss him until my final manifest is called.