Randy J Radatz

March 17th, 1958 to August 30th, 2018

Randy James Radatz, 60, of Clyde, went to meet Jesus on Thursday, August 30, 2018 in McLaren Port Huron Hospital. After battling melanoma three times in a little over a decade, he is finally healed.

He was born March 17, 1958 in Port Huron Hospital to the late Robert J. and Shirley A. Radatz. He married Cindy Jo Wallace Harrison on November 11, 1977 in Clyde and became the proud father of Billie, Joshua and Chad. They divorced around 1988. He then married Patricia Ann Boatright on June 11, 2012 in Wythe, Virginia.

Randy attended Trinity Lutheran School, Woodrow Wilson, Washington Junior High, Port Huron High School and ended his education as a 10th grader at Capac High School.

Randy lived in several states through the years including West Virginia, North Carolina, and Massachusetts. He enjoyed raccoon hunting and wood working. His children remember listening and watching as he played his electric and acoustic guitars and accordion with family, friends, in small bands or on a worship team. He loved Gospel and Country music. He often dedicated the songs he played to his family including "B.J. the D.J." by Stonewall Jackson to his daughter Billie, and "Me and Bobby McGee" by Janis Joplin to his son Joshua.

Randy spent much of his career as an entrepreneur specializing in the fine trades as an auto and diesel mechanic, and various forms of carpentry. He also operated heavy equipment and had a small 10-acre farm in Emmett, Michigan.

He leaves his love and legacy with his wife, Patricia; children, Billie Jo (W. Shannon) Abram, Joshua James (Malinda) Radatz and Chad William (Terri)Radatz; grandchildren, Aaron Michael Radatz, Hunter Dakota Abram, Parker Isaac Abram, Jasmine Elizabeth-Ann Radatz, Isabella Marie Radatz, Levi James Radatz; granddogs Jax Radatz, Simon Abram and Rosie Radatz; siblings, Robert "Bob" Duckworth, William "Bill" (Barbara) Duckworth, Danny (Vicky) Radatz, Robert "Rob" (Lori) Radatz Jr., Todd (Rhonda) Radatz, Paul (Beverly) Radatz, Kathy Radatz and Karl (Lisa) Radatz; aunts, Sandie Brazell and Gloria Donbrosky; uncle, Dave Cote; 26 nieces and nephews; many great nieces, great nephews and cousins; his lifelong best friend, George "Butch" Branton; and Randy's beloved dog, Tipper.

Randy was preceded in death by his grandson, Easton Nicholas Abram; brother, Larry Radatz; and niece, Rebecca Ann Radatz.

Randy was a man that enjoyed staying very active in his work, knew what he believed and was stubborn as a mule. Staying true to his personality he firmly requested that there be no memorial services for him. He believed, "If you can't see me while I am alive, you don't need to see me when I am gone." Cremation arrangements are by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. To send condolences, please visit www.pollockrandall.com

In memory of Randy, his family asks for you to clean out your car, change the oil, teach your children how to change a tire, tell them how much you love them and are proud of them and show God's love even if you don't think it is deserved. These were some of his greatest life lessons he taught his children. Randy will be greatly missed on this earth by many, but praise God, his family and friends shall see him again.

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