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Randall Lewis Schmincke

April 18, 1937 - August 18, 2022

Randall Lewis Schmincke, 85, of Forest, VA died Thursday, August 18, 2022.  He was the loving husband of Nellie Rucker Schmincke for 61 years.

Randall was born April 18, 1937, in Lynchburg, VA a son of the late Louis H. Schmincke and Mabel Morris Schmincke. He was a graduate of E.C. Glass High School and later joined the National Guard, serving for numerous years.

He loved hard work and enjoyed many years owning his paint contracting business. When he wasn’t working you could find Randall on the dance floor, line dancing with the love of his life. He was very witty and had never met a stranger, but was completely devoted to his family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, Gary Rucker Schmincke and his wife, Traci and Dale Lewis Schmincke and his wife, Kristi, his grandchildren Casey, Hannah, and Olivia Schmincke, his sister, Celia Schmincke Trent, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Phyllis Schmincke Wright.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg.  A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 25, 2022, in Virginia Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be sent to The Alzheimer’s Association,

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.  To send condolences, please visit

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My thoughts and prayers for the family in their loss. Randall was a friend and classmate. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Mike Garrison on August 21, 2022

Nellie, Gary and Dale, I'm so sorry to hear about Randall's passing. I will never forget him always having something funny to say every time I saw him. Praying for all of you. Love you.

Posted by Cindy Stevens on August 19, 2022

Rip Randall. I’ll always remember our fun times line dancing at Cattle Annie’s with you and Nellie

Posted by Anonymous on August 19, 2022

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