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James Randy Board

January 31, 2022

Randy James Board, 65, of Thaxton, passed away on Monday, January 31, 2022, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born on April 25, 1956, in Roanoke to James Edward Board and Elsie Bramlett Board.

Randy worked for many years at the Roanoke Valley Juvenile Detention Center as a maintenance supervisor. He attended Shady Grove Baptist Church and after retirement became very involved there, being there every time, the doors were open. In addition to church, he volunteered at the mission. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his children, Jason Board, Jeff Board and wife, Kristen and Jennifer Jaye and husband, Jesse; grandchildren, Aaron, Hunter, Kyndale, Kaitlyn, Austin, Ryan, Christopher, Lexi, Zoe, Hailey, Gracie, and Paisley, and great-grandchildren, Ava and Walker.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Shady Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Benjamin Sturgis officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Shady Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Benjamin Sturgis officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery.

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To the family Papa Randy Board, My family and I send love ❤️ and prayers to the family. Papa Board I will always carry your words in my heart. I remember all the talks and the words of wisdom you gave me along the way. Your always carried a smile on your face and showed love to everyone you met. Thank you for everything you did for me and my sister. My mom said she will never forget your words you gave her courage when she was sick. God blessed you with a spirit that that passed down to Jeff. Jeff your dad will always be with you and your family. Please let me know if the family needs anything. We love ya all.

Posted by Shannon on February 5, 2022

To the family Papa Randy Board, My family and I send love ❤️ and prayers to the family. Papa Board I will always carry your words in my heart. I remember all the talks and the words of wisdom you gave me along the way. Your always carried a smile on your face and showed love to everyone you met. Thank you for everything you did for me and my sister. My mom said she will never forget your words you gave her courage when she was sick. God blessed you with a spirit that that passed down to Jeff. Jeff your dad will always be with you and your family. Please let me know if the family needs anything. We love ya all.

Posted by Shannon on February 5, 2022

To the family Papa Randy Board, My family and I send love ❤️ and prayers to the family. Papa Board I will always carry your words in my heart. I remember all the talks and the words of wisdom you gave me along the way. Your always carried a smile on your face and showed love to everyone you met. Thank you for everything you did for me and my sister. My mom said she will never forget your words you gave her courage when she was sick. God blessed you with a spirit that that passed down to Jeff. Jeff your dad will always be with you and your family. Please let me know if the family needs anything. We love ya all.

Posted by Shannon on February 5, 2022

Our hearts are going out to the family. Randy was a great man and will be so missed. He loved God and his family very much. Many prayers for his family at is difficult time.

Posted by The Rice Family on February 5, 2022

Randy was always a joy to work with. He loved to play pranks and spook his coworkers. His big bellowing laugh could be heard all the way down the hallways. He was great at fixing everything. He was so much fun to have around. I will forever miss the big wrap around hugs that would fill my heart with joy. Randy was a lovely man of God. He loved his family, his friends, his coworkers, and he will forever be missed. I know he is in his glory to be in the eternal house of the Lord. Until we meet again my friend. Love you Amanda Teer

Posted by Amanda Teer on February 5, 2022

Many good memories with Randy and Jeff from the Detention Center and always some comedy. I especially remember a bumper sticker discussion about weather "real men love Jesus". Randy showed us what that looks like . Praying for Jeff and family .

Posted by Steve Cottrell on February 5, 2022

I'm going to miss you cousin Randy, thanks for all the talks and laughter. Love you forever!

Posted by Judy Moore on February 4, 2022

I worked with Randy on the night shift at Kroger and enjoyed his friendship and laughter. Randy will be missed. God Bless the family at this time of sorrow. bless the family

Posted by Douglas Catron on February 3, 2022

Posted by on February 3, 2022

Randy was an awesome inspiration to me in many ways. He mentored and helped me become a Sunday school teacher in the church's we attended together. He laughed with his whole body and made you feel good and important to him. I loved talking with him and keeping up via email after we went to differnt churches. I miss him! My whole family loved him and his family! I cant believe he is really gone. I know we will see him again and he is no longer suffering. I bet he is smiling and laughing...I can almost hear him now. Much love and prayers to his family from us!

Posted by James A Litchford on February 3, 2022

The world has lost a great man, I knew Randy through his work , He always had a smile and would make you laugh at a drop of a hat, I know he is at home now watching over every one. We all need a Angle like Randy to watch over us.

Posted by Robert Gentilini on February 2, 2022

Randy always had a smile and a great sense of humor. I am so happy to have been able to work with him. He will be missed.

Posted by Wendi Darby on February 2, 2022

It was my honor to have known you. I'm going to miss the huge laughs we shared. Rest in peace my brother.

Posted by Eddie Dennett on February 2, 2022

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