Randy Carson Lother, 59, of Bellefonte, was called home to the Lord on June 5, 2013, following a short illness.
Randy was born Dec. 3, 1953, to the late Gerald Lother, who passed away in 1993, and Wilma White-Lother of Westwood.
After graduating from Fairview High School, Randy served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps. He later graduated from the Kentucky Police Academy and received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Eastern Kentucky University. Randy worked as a police officer for the cities of Flatwoods, Russell and Catlettsburg during a period of 22 years. Additionally, he formed and operated Amerikleen Restoration and owned the ServiceMaster franchise in Ashland.
Mr. Lother was a charter and founding member of the Fraternal Order of Police and attended Wildwood First Church of God. He was an active part of the community and volunteered his time and resources to Habitat for Humanity and many other projects and organizations. In his spare time, Randy enjoyed playing cards with his friends, doting on his beloved cats, Abigail and Marshall Dillon, and taking his classic cars to car shows and cruise-ins.
Randy Lother was known for his quick wit and his generosity of spirit. He could never ignore a person in need or resist a corny joke. Although his professional life, both as a policeman and as a restoration expert, brought him into contact with people during the most frightening and stressful times of their lives he always offered them assistance and a reason to smile. Countless lives have been blessed by his humor and compassion.
He was a man of integrity who resembled a real-life version of the lawmen in the Western novels and television programs he loved. He did what he felt was right even when it wasn't easy or appreciated, and he took pride in passing down those values to his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Bailey-Lother of Bellefonte; his mother-in-law, Mary Bailey of Flatwoods; a daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and John Lewis of Elizabethtown; a son and daughter-in-law, Ryan and Amy McNeil-Lother of Bellefonte; four grandchildren, who were the light of his life, Ian Lother, twin boys Avery and Kenton Lother and Susan Hembroff; and a host of nieces and nephews and extended family and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2013, at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Wildwood First Church of God at 3500 S. 29th St. in Ashland.
Condolences may be sent to carmanfuneral.com.
Sunday, June 9th, 2013 11:15am