Randal D. “Randy” Robinson was born in Mineral Wells, Texas, on March 10, 1956. He grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, and graduated from Haltom High School in 1974. Randy was known for his strong work ethic and taking care of others, so it was only natural that he chose to work both as a firefighter and a nurse on the front lines serving his community. In 1981, he joined the Fort Worth Fire Department, where he served for 39 years. He trained and mentored firefighters in the training academy, taught CPR classes, and for the last 20 years served as air crash captain at Station 35 at Alliance Airport. He obtained an associate degree in nursing in 2001 and worked as an endoscopy nurse for 19 years.
Randy lived a life of service to others, always putting others’ needs before his own. He lived a reserved life, quietly serving in love and humility and showing kindness and grace to those around him. He was known for being an excellent listener. He wholeheartedly and genuinely listened to people and often shared words of encouragement and hope. He was a very patient, humble, wise, and peaceable man. Randy was a man of great faith. He lived with great integrity and was always striving to do what was fair and right.
When Randy wasn’t serving his community, he loved traveling and exploring new places. Hawaii was one of his favorite places to go. He enjoyed music and playing guitar, going on hiking trips, watching the Dallas Cowboys play football, and looking forward to one day fixing up his beloved yellow 1967 Chevrolet pickup.
Randy’s life impacted, encouraged, and touched so many lives. He was a leader, mentor, great friend, role model, and a father figure to many. He was a wonderful father, son, brother, uncle, grandfather, a loving partner, and a loyal friend. His life greatly affected those around him in such a positive way.
Randy is dearly missed and will be lovingly remembered by his daughter and son and their families, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many other family and friends. His life was a gift to us all, and he leaves a legacy that will be remembered for generations.