We come together to celebrate and honor the life of Randy T Clayburn who passed away peacefully on October 13, 2019, surrounded by loved ones in his home in Lapoint.
Randy was type of person who left an impact on every person that he met. He was caring, hardworking, adventurous and celebrated life daily. He always had a joke, a wink or a mischievous grin and if you were lucky, you got all three. He loved to travel and experience new things. He will be dearly missed by his children, as well as many others who’s lives he touched.
Family was an important part of Randy’s life. He was the father to Baby (Clayburn), Cogan (Clayburn), Brandon (Clayburn), Nicole C. (Tingey), and Dustin (Clayburn). Father-in-law to Kristy (Clayburn) and Forest (Tingey).
He was the proud grandfather to Cheyenn (Burton), Quart (Clayburn), Josie (Clayburn), Alexis (Tingey), Hallie (Schoenberger) Dakota (Smuin), TayLour (Latham) and Boone (Latham). And the great grandfather to Shaylee May (Burton). Grandfather-in-law to Nicholas (Burton) and Breanne (Clayburn).
Randy was the type of father that taught his children how to work hard and succeed. He was the type of father-in-law that would drop everything to make sure their family was taken care of. And he was the type of grandpa that took the time to teach his grandchildren how to roast the perfect marshmallows, how to catch the biggest fish, and encouraged a lasting love of animals. Randy always made sure to dote on his daughter and granddaughters with flowers and spend time with his grandson who was his best fishing buddy and hunting companion.
Randy began his lifelong legacy at the early age of eighteen doing what he loved-welding and fabricating. He worked for 49 years all over the United States building pipelines and fabricating asphalt plants for various oilfield companies, as well as working on jet fuel systems for all the major airports. Randy worked with thousands of people in this industry and was a major part of all projects that he was involved with. He was known as one of the best fabricators and bead hands in the United States. He spent the last 20 years of his career working for DC Welding and Construction, LLC where he was able to work beside and pass along his talent and work ethic to his two sons and grandson.
On July 8, 1952 Randy was born to Joseph and Lillie Mae Clayburn. He is the brother to Roger (Clayburn), Kathy (Haslem) and Kelly (Clayburn).
Randy’s presence in our family will be missed but he will be always near and dear to us. He will always be remembered for his kind and charitable nature. He would give his last dollar away if he thought someone was in need. He will be remembered for the way every child that he met would leave his presence wanting a cowboy hat and rope. He will be remembered for his teasing sense of humor that made everyone in room laugh. Randy truly was an amazing man and leaves behind a legacy of hard work, and a love for life.
He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Lillie Mae Clayburn, his brother Kelly Reese Clayburn, and his sons Bandon and Baby Clayburn
Graveside service will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Roosevelt Memorial Park. Viewing will be held on Thursday October 17, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. at Hullinger Mortuary.