Randolph Lee Duffer, age 86, of Keysville, VA, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family at his home on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Born in Clover, VA on June 25, 1931, he was the son of the Late Mack McKinley and Maggie Tharpe Duffer. He was preceded in death by his son, Randolph L. Duffer II; brother, Gerald W. Duffer; and sister, Lucille Duffer Palmer.

Randolph served in the U S Army during the Korean War and was a founding member of the Charlotte County Volunteer Rescue Squad.  He served as a member of the Charlotte County School Board.  For over sixty years, he served the people of Charlotte County and surrounding area as the owner of Browning-Duffer Funeral Home. He loved cattle farming and enjoyed raising vegetables and sharing them. He will be remembered for his love of family and of Charlotte County and its people as well as his quiet generosity to many causes and individuals.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-six years, Barbara Beard Duffer; his daughter, Robbin Duffer Stiles and husband, Eddie; his sons, Randolph Lee Duffer III and wife, Beverly; James Rodney Duffer and wife, Lynn.   His six grandchildren include Gray Stiles; Anne Randolph Stiles; Clay Stiles and his wife, Claire; Mari Carl Duffer Fisher and her husband, Daniel; Reed Duffer; and Raleigh Duffer. In addition, he has three sisters and one brother-in-law: Polly Duffer Lenhart, Virginia Duffer Hall, and Barbara Ann Duffer Averette and husband, Billy, and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 11, 2018, at Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery in Keysville.  The family will receive friends at the home, 310 King Street, Keysville, on Sunday, June 10, 2018, from 2 to 6 p.m.  Flowers are welcome or contributions may be made to Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o David Palmer 3385 Roanoke Station Road, Randolph VA 23962, or Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery Fund, P O Box 682, Keysville VA 23947. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Condolence Messages

  1. Robbie Pryor

    09 June 2018 6 months ago

    Barbara and family,
    I was so very sorry to hear of
    Randolph’s passing. May God give you comfort and peace at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Robbie Pryor
    Glendive, Montana

  2. Edith Vaughan

    09 June 2018 6 months ago

    Barbara I am so sorry to here about Randolph. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. David Watts

    09 June 2018 6 months ago

    I have treasured and very fond memories of Randolph, a true friend always helping and giving, a man I always looked up to when I was a young fella coming along kind of a legend in my mind , Randolph will never be forgotten .

  4. Katherine Distler

    09 June 2018 6 months ago

    I am so sorry for y’alls loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  5. jennifer letterman

    09 June 2018 6 months ago

    omg. i loved randolph!! i will miss you!!

  6. Ruth Purcell Williams

    09 June 2018 6 months ago

    Many many memories of the Duffer family as I was growing up, marrying and having children, all they the years. You will be missed. Love and hugs to the family. Ruthie & Wayne

  7. Sherry Smith Green

    09 June 2018 6 months ago

    So very sorry for your loss. Randolph has been an important part of my family’s life as long as I can remember as well as friend. He will surely be missed by the remaining family of Emmett Martin, Nellie Martin and Gilbert Martin

  8. Arleene Flynn Jackson

    09 June 2018 6 months ago

    Prayers for family and friends.

  9. Tammy Foster

    10 June 2018 6 months ago

    Barbara and family, I am so sorry to hear of Randolphs passing. Ive known him many years. My dad Garfield Medley and Mom Barbara Medley were close friends of his,and the family. My parents were both at the funeral home in keysville. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May god bless, and may Randolph RIP. ❤️

  10. Brenda & Rocky Ayers

    10 June 2018 6 months ago

    Randolph was a kind. and caring person. Always there with a kind word when family members were lost. May God give your family comfort at this time as Randolph did so many times to others.

  11. Stacy Dewberry Kinder

    10 June 2018 6 months ago

    Barbara,
    I am sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. He was always good to me on the squad and he was a great person to learn from if you ever had questions or concerns. He will not be forgotten. You and your family will be in my prayers. With sympathy.
    Stacy Dewberry Kinder
    Former RS36 & RS47

  12. Zach and Dara Tucker

    10 June 2018 6 months ago

    Barbara and Family,

    We are thinking of you all. Randolph will certainly be missed by many. We both have such fond memories of him. Sending lots of prayers your way.

    Love,
    Zach and Dara Tucker

  13. Patti S. Hanks

    10 June 2018 6 months ago

    Prayers and deep condolences. I don’t think there is a time in my life that Randolph wasn’t there. When David was hurt & there was no ambulance service, there was Randolph to take him to Philadelphia. When my Daddy died, my foot was hurt. There was Randolph, all strong & tall, for me to lean on. When Daniel was small, he wanted to get on the backhoe (which was loaded on the truck), Randolph got up there, cranked it, let him pull every lever. Forget the top of the truck, they were having fun. Laughing up a storm.
    You will be missed.

  14. Vicki Cardwell

    10 June 2018 6 months ago

    So very sorry to hear about Randolph’s passing. I will always remember his smile, laugh and big hugs. He was a wonderful person and well be greatly missed by all that ever had the pleasure of meeting him. Hugs and prayers to all of you.

  15. Debby Pryor

    10 June 2018 6 months ago

    So sorry Barbra for your loss and for Charlotte County. It has been an Honor to have known such a kind and compassionate man. I know Randolph has a special place in Heaven and the Angels are singing!

  16. Nancy Argenbright

    10 June 2018 6 months ago

    We are so sorry to hear of yalls familys loss. Randolph will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Our thoughts, prayers an love go out to his whole family. Nancy an James Argenbright

  17. Jimmie Dix

    10 June 2018 6 months ago

    I am so very sorry to hear of Randolph’s passing. I enjoyed working with him on the Squad he was very professional in every manner. I pray for the family, may God bless, and be with you all during this time.

  18. Garland Hamlett

    11 June 2018 6 months ago

    My most sincere condolences to you and your family. Randolph was a great person and dedicated servant to Charlotte County. I always enjoyed our conversations he and I had over the years. May GOD comfort you and your family.
    Butch Hamlett

  19. Winifred Dunn

    11 June 2018 6 months ago

    Sending sympathy to your family. Randolph always had an underlying gentleness beneath his fun loving spirit. He was always receptive to a hug and quip when I saw him. His devotion to
    ” his’ county will certainly be missed but should be an example for others to follow.
    Winifred Ellington Dunn

  20. Judy Childress

    11 June 2018 6 months ago

    I was very sorry to hear about Randolph’s passing. He will be missed greatly in the community. For as long as I can remember, he was always there at the funeral home smiling and greeting the one’s that had lost a loved one. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  21. Donald Fallen

    11 June 2018 6 months ago

    I am so sorry to hear this sad news. What a great man and role model for the community when I was growing up. My heart goes out to the family and friends who will miss him. RIP and God Bless!

  22. Jan Francisco

    11 June 2018 6 months ago

    Barbara and family
    I was so saddened to hear of Randolph’s passing. May you find comfort in all the wonderful memories and kind deeds of Randolph. May he RIP.

    Sincerely,

    Jan Francisco-Reulbach
    Moseley, Virginia

  23. Brenda McMillion

    12 June 2018 6 months ago

    Barbara so sorry for your familys loss. He was a very nice gentleman. Always smiling and caring . I grew up knowing him my whole life. He will be greatly missed.

  24. Brenda G. McMilliion

    12 June 2018 6 months ago

    So sorry for your familys loss Mrs. Barbara .I grew up knowing Randolph my whole life. Such a kind and nice Gentleman. He will be missed most definitely. Yall are in my prayers .

  25. Minnie Harding Ridgeway

    13 June 2018 6 months ago

    Barbara, Rodney, and Lynn
    I was so sad to hear the news of Randolph’s passing. He was a Great man and will be truly missed by so many. Prayers for you all during thus difficult time.

  26. Terri Covington

    28 June 2018 6 months ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. I have known this wonderful family my whole life. Randolph, Dr. Dunn and my daddy were buddies and Randolph and Dr. Dunn never missed an opportunity to tell me stories about my daddy. This wonderful man has left a legacy in this community and he will be greatly missed. He served this community for so long showing compassion and providing dignity to so many of us during the most difficult times in our lives. We have indeed lost a jewel and he has gained his crown!

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