December 27, 1916 ~ January 16, 2012
George Reginald Randall 95, of 75 Frances Street passed away peacefully Monday, January 16.
Mr. Randall was born in Reading, England in 1916 were he was educated. He was a veteran of World War II having served with the British Army's Royal Tank Corps in the North African campaign and participated in the battles of El Alamein.
Mr. Randall came to the US in 1948 and first settled in Charlotte before moving to Asheville in 1955. He became a remodeling contractor with many pieces of fine work in all corners of WNC. Mr. Randall was also very involved with pioneering the sport of soccer in WNC and served as the first UNCA soccer coach.
He is preceded in death by wife Bernice, children Joan, Peggy, Diane and Peter. He is survived by one son Alfred.
Mr. Randall also is survived by seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
A gathering of friends and family will take place at 3:00 PM Saturday, January 21 at Groce Funeral Home in West Asheville.
From the student-athletes , especially the soccer program, and staff of UNC Asheville Athletics we would like to express our condolences to the family of George Randall.
I remember so many times seeing your grandpa George when I went to Phillip and Dianns house. He was always so nice and always talking about eating pie or getting pie. He was always a special man and he will be a special man in Heaven. God Bless you all and Will be Praying
farewell george and thanks for being a father/uncle to asheville soccor; who encouraged all to learn a game he loved. all who knew the asheville nomads knew him and were encouraged by him. rest in peace.