Saturday, May 27, 2017 ~ 10:30 a.m.
Riverview Community Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Family request colorful casual attire
Friday, May 26, 2017 ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Story Sharing ~ 7:00 p.m.
Riverview Community Church ~ Ashland
Riverview Community Church
324 N. 32nd Street, Ashland, Nebraska 68003
Randy Lynn Strode, 55, of Ashland, Nebraska, ran into the arms of his Savior Monday, May 22nd at 8:55am. A lover of life and the people in his life, Randy leaves behind so many people whose lives he touched and changed for eternity with his warm personality, philosophical conversations about Jesus, his goofy laugh, and crazy antics.
Randy was the 2nd son of Don and Lucy (Graham) Strode born on January 25th 1962 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Along with his brothers Terry (Julie) Strode, and Travis (Ruth) Strode, they were the pride and joy of their parents. Randy attended Ashland-Greenwood High School, where he was a star football player. Known to always pursue his passion, Randy attended Lyle Sankey Rodeo School. Returning to Ashland to help run the family business in the early 1980’s making livestock panels and later running a metal salvage business. The nature of his work took him to many states which fed his wanderlust for seeing the world and meeting people.
Randy, while a husband to Helen (Wall) Strode for 33 years, and father to Zane (Tori) Strode of Wood River, Nebraska, and Chanse (Holly) Strode of Lincoln, Nebraska, helped numerous kids (nieces, nephews, friends’ kids), many living with them throughout the years. Never knowing a stranger, Randy also leaves behind many lifelong friends. Jennifer came into his life in November 2015, and their love of Jesus helped them to grow in their relationship.
Being a Poppa to Berkley, Calhen, and Atley was the highlight of his life. If he wasn’t riding his motorcycle, or working out the next salvage deal, he could be found playing with his grandkids. Besides his grandkids, his greatest joy was sharing Jesus with anyone who would listen. This love took him on mission trips to Honduras, Columbia, Namibia, Equatorial Guinea, and several states in the U.S.A.
Randy ran on his own time clock…which meant late to most everything! If you called him to ask him when he’d finish work, he’d often say, “I’m almost done, I’ve only got about 30 mins left”. That became code for see you in 2 hours. While we wanted you here with us for another 30 years, we know being with Jesus is one appointment you would never miss or be late to! Have fun talking to Jesus, playing cards with King David, and fishing with the disciples. We’ll keep playing cards, fishing, loving Jesus and people the way you taught us.