Randy Schafer

Randy Schafer, 64, of Lonoke, beloved husband, Daddy and Pop-pop, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. He was born April 9, 1950 to Melvin and Judy Schafer of Lonoke.
He is survived by his wife of over 45 years, Claire Haygood Schafer. He was Daddy to tow daughters, Christy (Larry) Duncan, Monica (Richard) Yager, and one son, Matt (Nicole) Schafer.
He was Pop-Pop to eight wonderful grandchildren, the light of his life; Lauren Yager, Taylor Duncan, Abby Grace Yager, Scout Duncan, Ella Schafer, Lilly Yager, Kate Schafer and Caroline Schafer.
Randy is also survived by his parents, Melvin and Judy Schafer; three sisters and one brother, Melba (James) Burleson, Julie (Roger) Ingle, Mark (Patricia) Schafer and Cindy (Mark) Uhiren.
Randy was a lifetime farmer and served as a member of the Lonoke County Co-Op Board of Directors for over 30 years.
Visitation and Rosary will be held Thursday, February 12, from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at St. Rose Catholic Church in Carlisle. Rosary will begin at 7:00 P.M.. The funeral will be held Friday, February 13 at 10:00 A.M.. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Carlisle Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in honor of Randy to Arkansas Hospice (arkansashospice.org/donations) or Association for frontotemporal Degeneration (theaftd.org).

36 thoughts on “Randy Schafer”

  1. Becky Brewer-Lewis

    Claire, Judy, Melvin and families, I am so saddened by Randy’s passing. I know what a truly good person he was and he will be greatly missed by many. May you all find peace and comfort. Becky Brewer-Lewis

  2. Claire and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. I will always remember being over the McMullen’s when we were in highschool and Randy and you were always over there too with Stina and Eddie. Those were surely the good ole days. We will miss him and think about him and all the good times for sure. Prayers for all. Praying OUR GOD will wrap HIS wonderful arms around you and give yiu the comfort as only HE can. Love and prayers for all.

  3. Claire, I am so sorry for your loss. Randy was a good man who loved his wife and children and grandchildren. Prayers for all.

  4. Clair and family Delores and I are very sorry about your loss. Randy was a very good man whom I worked for many times over the years. I enjoyed working on his farm he was an easy man to work with. I always felt good when I left because he appreciated whatever you would do for him. And would always say alright what do I need to do. I am sorry I know you all have lost someone so dear to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  5. Denise "Necy" Fechner

    Claire, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you, your children and grandchildren. God bless.

  6. Sending loving thoughts to you all and prayers for comfort. Randy will be missed by all who knew him. He was a sweet man and a lot of fun.

  7. Matt & Nicole,
    My sincerest condolences to you and to all your family. I am thinking of you and remembering you and yours in my prayers. God Bless, Mom Peg

  8. John and Gina Hubert

    Claire and Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Hoping you find peace in celebrating Randy’s life in the coming days and weeks ahead. Love you. John, Gina and Jared.

  9. Anthony Stephens

    Mrs Claire, Matt ,and Melvin and Judy so sorry to hear of Randy’s passing he was a good man and a hoot to work with

  10. Claire, Christy, Monica, Matt and Family,

    Words can not begin to express how sorry I am for your loss. I am praying to our Heavenly Father you’ll be given strength, comfort and peace through this most difficult time. Love to all, Jerri

  11. Matt,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your dad passing! You will all be in my thoughts and prayers as you get through these difficult days! It won’t be easy, but God will get you through! Just keep his memory alive, talk about him often and make him proud! One of the hardest deaths I’ve dealt with so far and it’s still very hard to keep going! Your family will be in my prayers.
    Jan Sanders

  12. Dear Schafer Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Randy, as are you all, was one of my favorite
    people. Just know that today he is celebrating in Heaven. He is suffering no more. My prayers are with you all.
    Love to you all,
    Roena Allen

  13. Elizabeth Perkins

    I’m greatly saddened to hear of Mr. Randy’s passing. I hope the family will focus on the numerous great memories instead of the painful recent ones. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family during this time. I am sorry for your loss.

  14. Judy Pearson Bragg

    Julie & family, I was so sorry to hear about your loss. I know it is hard ancd he will bemissed by his family and others. I will keep you in my heart & prayers.

  15. Debbie Taylor Henderson

    So very sorry for your loss….Randy was a very special person, and will be missed. My sister, Judy Taylor wanted me to let you know that she never thought about Randy without having to smile!! Prayers continuing for the family. Hugs for Christie and Matt.

  16. I am so sorry (really numbed) to hear about Randy. He was a good friend since the 1st grade, and we enjoyed playing trombone together in the CHS band. I always looked forward to bumping into him on my trips home, and he always had something funny to say about how our paths had diverged over the years. I’ll truly miss him as will everyone who knew him. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

  17. Claire, Matt, Monica, Christy and families,

    God Bless you all, and may His love comfort you and bring you peace at this difficult time. Randy was a wonderful man and he sure loved his family, what a wonderful Pop Pop. I will never forget when Ella was born, our ride to Tulsa, and the waiting!! Hold on to all your wonderful memories, he lives in your hearts forever. It’s not goodbye, it’s I will miss you so, until we are together again. Love, Robin

  18. Sabrina McCollum

    So very sorry for your loss. Matt and family, you will stay in my prayers! Thank god every day for the memories you have with him!


  19. We are so sorry.. Always loved your sweet family. We will always remember the good times we had. I love you Claire and our sweet Christy
    Please let her know we are thinking of you

  20. Matt, Nichole and Family, Praying for you all at this time, sorry for your loss, but knowing The Kingdom of Heaven is a beautiful place to be may make it easier to accept. May God comfort and strengthen you all!

  21. Dorothy (St.Clair) Thompson

    Sorry your loss to the family and our loss as classmates. May God comfort and strengthen all.

  22. Shirley Skeen Marion

    So sorry to hear of your loss You have our condolences from the. Shirley and Anna Schafer Skeen Family. Got to meet you at the reunion we had in Arkansas a few years ago. Hope to meet u again .

  23. My heartfelt condolences to Claire and the whole Schafer family on the loss of Randy. I can only imagine the feelings of loss you must be feeling but are comforted with the remembrances you have from over the years. I pray that God will comfort you in ways only He can do.

  24. Take care of each other in this time of loss. Take comfort in all of the good qualities a good man leaves behind in his loved ones.

  25. Jo Ann Schafer Froidcoeur

    So sorry to hear about Randy. It is difficult at such a time to know what words to say. May the memories you have bring comfort and help to ease your loss in the days ahead. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Jo Ann

  26. Claire,
    My family just learned of Randy’s passing. We are so very sorry for your loss and are praying that the Lord will bring comfort and peace in your lives.
    Randy was a fine man with a large warm heart for everyone he came in contact with. My Mom and Pop, Frank and Ethelee Cheney, were very appreciative of Randy and his farming of our home place.
    He is missed by all who knew him and will be remembered as he was.

  27. Matt and all the family: We are truly sorry for your loss. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God’s Grace and Mercy comfort you and bring you peace. Jamie Jones and family

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