Randle Dee Reed, affectionately known as Randle, aged 56, embarked on his eternal journey on December 30, 2023. Born to Jim and Eva Reed on February 7, 1967, in Lamesa, Texas, Randle’s life was one of vibrancy, dedication and heartfelt love. After graduating Roswell High, he dedicated 33 years of service to Bell Gas and cherished over 30 years as a member of the Elks Lodge.
Randle’s life was rich with the joy of simple pleasures. He was also known for some of his antics. If you know, you know!!! He eagerly anticipated his annual vacations to Wyoming, where he spent over 25 years visiting his Uncle Dee. There, amidst the laughter of family, he would revel in Fourth of July celebrations.
A man with a penchant for the past, Randle adored antiques and vintage goods, and his visits to Cabela’s were always filled with excitement. Grin. However, his greatest treasures were his girls. Randle deeply cherished Courtney (Clifton Link) Kimberly Reed, and Lacyanne (Alonzo Richardson)—each a unique gift, reflecting their father’s spunk, fire, and kind heart. His love for them was immense, celebrating their individualities and the joy they brought to his life as a proud and loving father.
He leaves behind his devoted wife of 21 years, Crystal, and his children, along with his mother, Eva Reed of Odessa, Texas and his siblings Cynthia (Troy Carl), Cheryl Smith (Bobbie Williams), David Reed, and Rick Smith. His numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins scattered throughout the country also mourn his passing.
Though preceded in death by his father, Jim Reed, and sister, Christa Reed, Randle’s legacy continues through his beloved grandchildren: Jayden, Xavyer, Matthew, Aleya, Bryce, Jakob, Sophia, Bentley, Bailey, Landyn, and Avery.
An ardent animal lover, Randle was known for feeding stray cats and eagerly awaiting the return of the mud swallows each season. His pets, including his dogs Mickey, Lucky, and Sally and cats Trixie, Dixie, and Eleanor, were a constant source of joy. A connoisseur of spice, Randle’s love for hot food was legendary—much like the love he held for his family,
Randle and Crystal’s midnight banana smoothies were just one of their many shared delights. Oh how he loved his precious wife. His tireless work ethic and willingness to lend a hand made him a difference maker to all who knew him.
As we bid farewell to Randle, we extend a special thanks to Ray Bell, Mack Energy, UMC Lubbock’s care staff, Dr. Carrie Flury, and Dr. Cathey, DDS, for their support and care. Randle’s absence will be profoundly felt by all who knew him—his friends, family, and those fortunate enough to have crossed his path. His warmth, generosity, and spirited nature will be dearly missed but forever celebrated, especially by the wife and daughters he so adored and the family he treasured.
In the assurance of his faith, we find comfort knowing that Randle is now with our Lord and Savior in heaven. We hold onto the promise that, by faith, we will be reunited with him one day, an eternal reunion filled with joy and peace.
Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.lagronefuneralchapels.com