01/26/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Ranny Leake

Randolph Earl Leake, Sr.
(d. 24 Jan 2008)

Newport News High School Class of @ 1940

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have still another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.    Ranny Leake passed away at home in Hampton on Thursday, January 24, 2008 at the age of 85.

From the Daily Press - 01/26/08:

Randolph Earl Leake, Sr.
  HAMPTON - Randolph Earl Leake Sr., 85, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, at home.

A native of Newport News, Ranny was a lifelong area resident. He was a graduate of Newport News High School and proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WW II.

Ranny was employed with M. Price Distributing, however, most people will remember him as the longtime owner and operator of 'Randys,' located in Hampton. He was a member of BPO Elks #366 and the VFW #3219.
Randolph Earl Leake, Sr.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife of 60 years, Frances B. 'Bunny' Leake; his loving children, Kathryn L. 'Kathy' Poole and her husband, Barry, and Carolyn L. Jobst and her husband, Michael, and Randolph E. 'Ranny' Leake Jr. and his wife, Janet; grandchildren, Randolph E. 'Chip' Leake III, Michele A. Poole, Michael 'Coy' Jobst and his wife, Dana, and Carrie C. Hamilton and her husband, Joshua; great-grandsons, Ashtin M. Jobst and Braden S. Jobst; and his sister, Virginia L. Timberlake.

A service to celebrate Ranny's life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home chapel. Burial with military honors will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Friends are invited to visit www.mem.com, through this site you are encouraged to share your thoughts and fond memories with Ranny's family.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in Ranny's memory to the American Heart Association.

Service arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton.

Published in the Daily Press on 1/26/2008.
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Freddie Michie (Newport News, VA) - January 26, 2008
In My Pocket

I have memories in my pocket. They rattle among the change.
My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.

They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.

Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.
But of all the treasures I have, its the memories of you that are the most precious.
Doug Brewer (Bluefield, WV) - January 26, 2008
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We were sorry to hear about Ranny's death. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. I will always remember the fun filled days talking with Ranny at Bunny's.
Donnie Jenkins (Sanford, FL) - January 27, 2008 
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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the entire Leake family at this time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol


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