Richard Dean Randle

Enumclaw resident Richard Dean Randle died Jan. 19, 2015.

He was born Aug. 8, 1948, in Renton, Wash., to Glenn and Annabelle Randle. He attended high school in Enumclaw, then joined the Army and achieved the rank of sergeant. He was sent to fight in Vietnam where he earned the National Defense Service medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Purple Heart and the Bronze Star Medal. After his military service, he drove logging trucks and then dump trucks for City Transfer. He enjoyed fishing, watching NASCAR races, golfing, cooking and tending his garden. He was a football fan who loved to cheer on the Seahawks and, most of all, he loved to watch his son race in demolition derbies.

He is survived by son Jeremy Randle and wife Brenda of Tacoma; sister Diane Bird of Arizona; and one grandson.

A service is planned for 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at Tahoma National Cemetery. Those attending are invited to join the family for a potluck reception at the Enumclaw VFW following the service.

Services are by Weeks’ Enumclaw Funeral Home. All may sign the online guest book at