JAMES RANDOLPH Obituary (2021) – The Washington Publish

RANDOLPH James G. Randolph Big Typical James Glenn Randolph, USAF (Ret.), of Bethesda, MD, handed away on January 3, 2021 at the age of 90 next a extensive fight with Lewy Human body Dementia. Jim was born on January 20, 1930 in Cleveland, Bradley County, TN, 1st kid to James Franklin Randolph and Mary Bennett Chambers Randolph, a dairy farmer and a rural college trainer and administrator. He attended Bradley County Central Significant Faculty, graduating in 1947 and enlisting in the Air Pressure in 1948. Immediately after soaring to the rank of staff members sergeant, he was selected by competitive assessment in 1951 to go to Officer Candidate University at Lackland Air Drive Base in San Antonio, TX and was a distinguished graduate, getting his commission as a 2nd lieutenant in December 1951. He concluded pilot schooling in July 1953 and was a command pilot. In August 1958, he married Nancy Jo Elrod of Montgomery, AL, mom of his four young children: Jim, Charlie and Glenn Thomas Randolph and Marilyn Randolph Tobin. She died of cancer in January 1971. Jim served abroad in Korea (a 12-month tour of fight responsibility in the Korean War), Japan, Germany and the Republic of Vietnam. From 1960 to his retirement as a significant standard in April 1976, his vocation route was via the Air Pressure Logistics Command and integrated postings at Bitburg Air Base, Germany Air Drive Headquarters at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH Kelly Air Drive Base in San Antonio, TX and Tinker Air Force Foundation in Oklahoma City, Okay. In 1972, he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier Typical, being the youngest typical officer serving in the Air Pressure. He finished his Air Drive job as the commander of the Oklahoma Metropolis Air Logistics Centre at Tinker Air Drive Base. His navy decorations and awards involve the Legion of Benefit, Bronze Star and Air Power Commendation Medal. Although serving in the Air Power, Jim received a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree in global affairs from George Washington University and is a graduate of the highly developed company administration program of Harvard Organization University. He is also a graduate of the US Military Command and Basic Team School (1964) at Ft. Leavenworth, KS and the Countrywide War Faculty (1968) at Ft. McNair, Washington, DC. Jim married Henrietta Kleinpell of Flushing, MI in Might 1973 at the foundation chapel at Kelly Air Drive Base just prior to the assignment to Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma Metropolis. Following 39 yrs of relationship, she died quietly at their household in Bethesda, MD in June 2012 of Myelofibrosis. Just after retiring from the Air Force, he and Henrietta manufactured Oklahoma Metropolis household as he became president of Kerr-McGee Coal Company from 1976 to 1989, guiding the freshly-formed enterprise through its formative stages of mine progress, coal marketing and output. In 1984, he also took on the responsibilities for Kerr-McGee Corporation’s uranium mining, milling and conversion organization right before retiring yet again in January 1989. Jim remaining retirement once more when in November 1991 he was sworn in as Assistant Secretary of Energy for Fossil Gas at the US Division of Strength in which he would oversee the federal government’s progress in highly developed coal, oil and all-natural fuel systems. He was accountable as nicely for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, the Naval Petroleum Reserve and for the federal government’s authorization of imports and exports of purely natural gas and the export of electric power. As this was a political appointment, he remaining this situation (as dictated by custom made) in January 1993 when President William Clinton was sworn into business. As a consequence of the appointment to the DOE, Jim and Henrietta moved to Washington, DC in 1991 and built the Washington region their house for the following 30 yrs. In 1996, they concluded building a 2nd property on the shore of Lake Charlevoix in Charlevoix, MI and they split their residency involving Charlevoix and the Washington place thereafter. Immediately after leaving the Department of Electrical power in 1993, Jim traveled and worked thoroughly in Russia and Kazakhstan underneath US Division of Commerce initiatives to carry contemporary mining technological know-how and procedures to these previous Soviet nations around the world. He designed a really like of Russia, and with Henrietta, guide winter season excursions for close friends and household over New Year’s for 6 a long time in a row to the palaces, church buildings and museums of St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia from 2002 to 2007. He is survived by his sister, JoAnne Randolph of Signal Mountain, TN his 4 little ones, 10 grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. He also is survived by his two devoted caregivers for the very last eight decades of his life, Fatou Jobarteh and Alhassan Rahim. Visitation will take position at Swartz Funeral House in Flint, MI on February 13, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. and he will be buried in a private ceremony at Glenwood Cemetery upcoming to Henrietta. A celebratory memorial of his rich life will be held in Slide 2021 in Washington, DC. In lieu of flowers, the loved ones requests donations be made to the American Mind Basis (www.americanbrainfoundation.org). Visitation will take spot at Swartz Funeral Property in Flint, MI on February 13, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. and he will be buried in a private ceremony at Glenwood Cemetery upcoming to Henrietta. A celebratory memorial of his rich existence will be held in Drop 2021 in Washington, DC. In lieu of flowers, the spouse and children requests donations be designed to the American Brain Foundation (www.americanbrainfoundation.org).

Printed in The Washington Write-up on Jan. 17, 2021.