Mr. Randall Matheson, 54, Jonesborough, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at the Johnson City Medical Center.
Mr. Matheson was born in Washington County, son of the late Daniel Lawrence and Patricia Faye Hilbert Matheson.
Randall had a deep conviction of faith in God and His saving grace. He tried to live his life daily based on that faith.
He was a simple man who wanted to live a simple life. He didn’t belong to a lot of organizations; he didn’t want to be in or in front of a crowd. He really wouldn’t have wanted this either—saying that, people who knew him would already know this. But what he did want is to have his friends and family near him and to always help them by whatever means he could. He might mow your yard, rake your leaves, plow your garden, help retrieve or fix your car, let you borrow any tool he had, or give construction advice. It brought him great joy when he could help someone. He saw his construction business as a way to help people have homes for building families.
Family always came before self for Randall. Nothing gave him more joy than spending time with his family, preferably beside a creek in the mountains with the jeep top off. Spending time with and being part of the lives of his children meant the world to him. All he asked of them was to try their hardest and do the best they could at everything they endeavored to do. They’ve strived their whole lives and will continue to do everything they can to make him proud. He thought never of himself, but only of his neighbors, friends, family, parents, wife, children, and God. There are no words to express the loss, only comfort in faith of God.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jane Garside Matheson; daughter, Rachel Collette (husband Kevin); son David Matheson; grandson Oliver Collette; brother, Dan Matheson (wife Sandy); and nephews Andrew and Aaron Matheson.
The family will receive friends from 6:00–8:00 PM, Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 8:00 PM with Dr. Mark Herrod and Chaplain Richard Willis officiating.
Graveside arrangements will be announced. Pallbearers will be David Matheson, Kevin Collette, Dan Matheson, Sal Cicirello, Ken Tester, Dan Edwards, David Munpower, and Randy Dykes.
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|EULOGIES & CONDOLENCES|
||Dava Lee Russell
We are so sorry for your loss; however, we know Randall is at peace with His Father God. We pray comfort for you and the children. Our regret is that we didn't know Randall was ill. You have always held a special place in John's and my heart! We are so proud of you and so thankful you and Randall have had many happy years! God bless you, dear friend! We love you! John and Dava Lee Russell (Sorry we missed the receiving of friends last night.)|
|Jane and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about Randall. He was a nice man, and you were all lucky for the time you had with him. I pray you can find some peace in your memories during this difficult time.|
|Jane, Rachel, and David, I am so sorry for your
loss. You have lost a wonderful husband and father.
Your obituarial write-up was a great tribute to a
good man who deserved great respect. My prayers are
|Dave, so sorry for your loss. Dad was proud of his
son I'm sure. He sounded like a great man and
friend, just as you are. Luvya n Whit, Moose|
|Jane,& Family. so sorry for your loss. Randall
was a very kind and giving person. He will be
sorely missed by all who knew him. Randall was a
wonderful neighbor. my prayers are with you.
love Mona Landers|
|My thoughts and prayers are with you and the
family Jane. Randall was a good man, always
willing to help when asked. He will be dearly
missed. Love you, GOD BLESS.|
|Jane, Rachel, and David, I was so sorry to hear of the
passing of Randall. He was always so kind and helpful. I
enjoyed talking with him when he would be waiting in the car
line to pick up Rachel and David. Praying that God will give
you comfort and peace during this deep time of sorrow. If I
can ever be of help, please let me know. |
Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. I am very sorry for your loss.|
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of and praying for you and your family.
|I'm sorry for your loss Jane. If there is anything you need or that I can do to help don't hesitate to ask.|
|Randal was such a good person. He will be greatly
missed. I am so sorry...|
||Jerry & Gay Whitt
|Please accept our deepest condolences in your
loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all
of you during this sad time. |
|Jane, so sorry for your loss. Randall must have been a great man. Sounds like the kind of guy I would want to hang out with.
||Gay Foster Proffitt
|Jane, I am so so sorry to hear that your husband had passed. I
looked for you in the waiting room on Tuesday morning and was
so worried that you guys weren't there. I know I didn't know
your husband but I wanted to offer my condolences to you and
your family. I am praying for all of you. I was nice to reconnect
with you even through a difficulty time for both of our families.
May God give you peace! Gay|
|Gonna miss you friend. I listened when you left the house I
knew which car you were in. Gonna miss all our talks.
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