James “Pud” Randolph, 87 of Golconda, passed
away on April 21,
2021, at Southgate Health Care Center
Pud was born
Aug. 16, 1933, to
Elmer and Ethel (Rigor) Randolph
in Pope County. He
ran Poncho’s Body Shop in Metropolis
for several years
before moving to Golconda. He was an avid Volkswagen enthusiast and horse-back rider. In 1966, he was one of
the original founders and helped cut most
of the trails for the Nine Day Trail Ride.
Pud is survived by his wife, Margaret; two sons, Nick (Cathy) Randolph and Tony Randolph; stepchildren, Helen (Beecher) Williams, Frank (Ellen) Conci, Jan Conci, and
one sister, Wanda Crabb; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded
in death by his
parents, Elmer and Ethel Randolph,
sister, Novita Larson; and two brothers, William Randolph, Robert Randolph;
and daughter-in-law, Kim Randolph.
Memorials may be given to Sulphur Springs Cemetery c/o Kelly King, 23 Bushwack Cutoff
Road Golconda, IL 62938.
Aly Funeral Home
of Eddyville is in charge of arrangements.