Randall Carl Bias, 68, of Chapmanville went home to be with the Lord February 7, 2021.
Randy is proceeded in death by his parents George and Georgia Bias and father-in-law Tom Crum.
Those he left to behind to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 45 years, Debbie. They started dating when she was only 15 and him 20. They grew up together. They were Blessed with a daughter Radeana (Michael) Dotson of Danville. He also left behind a mother-in-law, Veda Crum, of Chapmanville. He has 2 grandsons Breyer (Chelsea) Dotson, and Tucker Dotson all of Danville.
He left 2 brothers Thomas (Nancy) Bias of Madison and George (Paula) Bias Jr. of Hewett and one sister Helen (Perry) Osborne of Lake. He had many nieces and nephews who will always remember all the life lessons “Uncle Randy” taught them. He left behind his church family who embraced him before he ever knew the Lord, and many friends and family from work and the “holler”.
What good can come from Cancer, you may ask. My Dad gave his life to the Lord. We are Blessed to know we will see him again. What good came from COVID and 2020, we had that year and it was quality with him.
Randy was a member of the Manila Church of Christ, he loved the Lord. Manila Church of Christ leaders, helped to play a major role in my dad’s salvation. Doug Jeffrey, the late Ken Adkins, Mel Gresham, George Ferrell, Steve Godby, and Gary Bell were more than leaders of the church, they were like extra brothers. My Uncle Tommy was given the honor of helping to baptize him.
Randy was a retired Coal Miner and Mr. Fix It of anything. Tucker would always say, take it to Papaw, he can fix it. So did everyone else. He was a collector of other peoples’ junk. My mom would say, he is the only man that would pay people for worse junk than he had. It is not as if they didn’t have 5 gravely tractors, he would bring others in he was going to work on. He loved to garden, any one who drove up Garrett’s Fork would recognize his green thumb. You would see him in it, either working or “bossing and directing”.
Smitty Baisden and dad were partners in preventing crime with the Garrett Fork Crime watch. He was more than a neighbor, he was family.
My dad left big shoes to fill for so many people. He was a person that could do or fix anything, from smashed fingers during building class floats, to literally building the home we became a family in.
My dad’s cancer journey started May 2019. There were so many physicians, nurses, staff, friends and family that walked this journey with us, and we can not thank you enough. Thomas Memorial is where I work, and all of the team that worked with my dad, I work with on a daily basis. They were not just my dad’s doctors, they became family.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2021, at the Evans Funeral Home Chapel with Mel Gresham officiating.
Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby, WV.
Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday also at the funeral home.
Due to COVID-19 guidelines, it is requested by the family that those who wish to attend wear masks and adhere to social distancing recommendations. If you are unable to attend, the service will be live-streamed from the Evans Funeral Home Facebook page.
Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Chapmanville, WV, is in charge of arrangements.
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