Randall Scott “Randy” Bazal passed away on October 19, 2021 in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida after a brief illness. He was a native of Racine, Wisconsin, but grew up in Norwood, Georgia. After graduation from Warren County High School in 1964, he entered the U. S. Marine Corp and served 2 tours in Vietnam. After his honorable discharge he settled in Jacksonville, Florida and went to work for Winn-Dixie, Inc. He later retired as the HR and Personnel Manager for their southern Florida distribution center. After retirement he became a consultant with Tri-State Employment Service and a Broker Assistant with Results Realty in Boca Raton.
Randy never met a stranger. He loved life and “never had a bad day”. He was a life long member of Norwood Baptist Church. He loved to shoot pool, read and work in his yard and garden. Something was always growing or in bloom around he and Jan’s house.
Randy was the son of the late Margaret Scott Wilde and step-dad Robert Wilde of Norwood and his late dad, John A. Bazal of Florida. He was also predeceased by his brother Jackie Bazal; aunts Elizabeth Moon, Cathryn Scott and Josephine Scott and his uncle Durward Scott.
Missing him now is his wife Jan Groves Bazal of Santa Rosa Beach, his sons, Mike Bazal of Pahoa, Hawaii, Jeffrey Keckler of LaGrange, Georgia; his daughters Erica Bazal Snyder of Jacksonville, Florida, Kimberly Head (Mike) of Owensboro, Kentucky; his grandchildren Ashtyn and Branden Snyder, Alora Bilvado, Katelyn Head Cooper, James and Kristen Head and 3 great grandchildren. His brothers and sisters-in-law: Rick Bazal (Jean) of University Place, Washington State; Donny Bazal (Kaye) of Villa Rica, Georgia; sisters and brother-in-law Kathy Holcomb (Arnold) of Norwood, Georgia; Donna Bazal Stone Egan of Rotonda West, Florida; Cathy Bazal of Davie Florida; many nieces and nephews, cousins and extended family and friends and his best dog buddy, Bandit.
A celebration of life service will be held at a later date with the Rev. Don Bazal.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to your local Toys for Tots, a Marine Corp program close to Randy’s heart. He always supported the military and was a dedicated patriot.