July 21, 1965 ~ July 23, 2020

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Hendersonville, NC

Randall Ray “Randy” Dowdle, 55, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020, at Mission Hospital.

Randy was born July 21, 1965 in Asheville to Charles Ray Dowdle and the late Ella Mae Smith Dowdle.

His family include his spouse, Sue-Sue Neice, and two daughters, Brittney Dowdle and Allison Case (Brandon); a grandson, Braxton Case; and half brothers, Lee Brow and Larry Brow. He was preceded in death by Perry Brow.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Attendance in the chapel will be limited to 50 people and face coverings will be required.

Mr. Dowdle will lie in repose at Groce Funeral Home from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. Monday.


Funeral Service: July 28, 2020 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806



Forest Lawn Memorial Park
1498 Sand Hill Road
Candler, NC 28715


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  1. We will always remember the good times we had with Randy and the family and hold them close to our hearts. Our prayers for comfort are with the girls and the family.

  2. If I were in the hallway at Pepsi and heard Randy’s voice, I always turned around to see him because I knew he was going to make me laugh. Before I knew it, there were 7 others listening to him. I have missed him tremendously over the past year and now I won’t get the pleasure of hearing his hilarious stories ever again. Pretty sad day.

  3. Randy (the King) was one of the best guys I ever worked with, he will truly be missed. I’ll never forget the day I met Randy, I thought he ran the place the way the supervisors were gathered around and listening to him.

  4. Randy and I managed Enka Basketball together and was very good friends in High School. May God Keep the family in the palms of His hands and remember Randy is now in that house not made with hands eternal in the Heavens.
    I will be lifting the family up in my prayers.

  5. Dear Charles & Family, Our deepest sympathy to you and the girls at this time. Randy was a unique person with a wonderful sense of humor. He could always make us laugh and feel better about ourselves. The world has lost a remarkable soul, and we will miss him sorely. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Wayne & Neil

  6. So sad to hear this, Randy was a sweetheart I worked in a convenient store and he delivered to us, from Pepsi, Pepsi will be the same, super nice guy. Prayers for his family.!

  7. Sending prayers to the family. I worked with Randy for ten years at Pepsi. He was one of the funniest people I’ve ever known. No matter how bad your day was, he could make you laugh. I remember every spring, when we could start wearing shorts, he would always ask me “is that your legs or are you riding on a chicken?!” I’ll always remember that fondly. He will be missed.

  8. Heartfelt wishes go out to his family. He was a great Dad. I know his children will miss him so much. Allison , we love you…

  9. Charles, Brittney & Allison,

    I am so sorry to hear of Randy’s passing! Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers! May God give each of you comfort and strength in the upcoming days!

    Lisa Carver Dryman

  10. No matter what kind of day you were having Randy could make you laugh. I remember him delivering Pepsi to the store and he always had a story to tell. He will be missed by all who knew him. Prayers for his family.

  11. “The King ” This one’s for you big daddy! Rest in peace buddy.Gone but never forgotten .May God bless you with all his grace and glory!!!

  12. Big Daddy. I loved you so much. There are so many memories that have you in it. Always kept everyone laughing and there was never a dull moment with you. You will be missed so much by so many. Britt and Allison you are in my prayers. Rest In Peace Randy!


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