Randy D Samons

February 5, 1954 - January 31, 2019
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Randy D. Samons, age 64 of Cridersville, passed at 10:42 a.m., Thursday, January 31, 2019 at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born February 5, 1954 in Lima, Ohio to the late Arliss W. and Ethelene Vanhoose Samons.

Mr. Samons retired from Shell as a pipeline inspector. After his retirement he was an independant contractor that allowed him to travel the world. During his travels, he made several trips to Russia making many friends there. He coached baseball, was an avid motorcycle rider and loved his beer. He will be remembered for being a great dad and grandpa.

Survivors include 2 sons – Justin M. Samons of Lima; Travis R. (Shana) Samons of California; 2 grandchildren – Mercedes and Sway; a sister – Ginger (Steve) Dankirt of Shawnee and his former wife Joann Frazier Crites of Elida.

There will be a gathering from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.

Memorial contributions may be given to donor’s choice.

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Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 am

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

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Born: February 5, 1954
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Michael Spees posted on 2/15/19

Randy was a great guy. We spent time together when in school at Perry and we both went to EKU a year apart. Always smiling. I wish peace to all the family.


Elaine Lambert posted on 2/8/19

I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to all of Randy’s family. Death is the hardest thing we have to deal with in life. I know my words can’t change anything and can do little to ease the pain you are feeling, so I pray that the God of comfort calm your hearts and help you heal. (2 Thessalonians 2:16,17) Lean on Him in the days to follow. One way that God comforts us today is by moving people who care about us to give us words of encouragement that we need to hear. For the Bible’s answers to questions about grief and death please visit JW.org.


Dan Wallington posted on 2/6/19

Randy's two Marines were a great source of pride for him. He spoke of them often and missed being with them... always. He loved his friends and they loved him, probably more than he realized. While we worked together for years in Russia, he would make nearly- impossible situations enjoyable with his songs, quick wit, wonderful sense of humor and his amazing smile, all the while... solving every problem and completing any task. We all miss our "Uncle" Randy, Dan, Marina and Davy


Paul Tucker posted on 2/6/19

Worked with Randy in Russia, Louisiana, and Texas. Spent countless hours associating with him after work and can't think of a time that wasn't filled with laughter. Everybody I know that ever worked with Randy loved him. He will be missed by many. I know I will. Rest in peace brother.


Sarah Lowe posted on 2/4/19

So sorry to hear of my cousins passing. Our sympathy to everyone. Sarah (Lafferty) & Phil Lowe, Palm Coast, FL


Steven W. Hollar posted on 2/4/19

I'm in shock after reading about Randy's passing. My condolences to Travis, Justin, and Joann. This world will not be the same without Randy in it. I'm sorry I wont be able to be at the gathering on Thursday. May God be with you at this time.


Kathleen Nichols posted on 2/3/19

Such a wonderful person, grateful I had the pleasure to know him. Randy you will be missed.