Erik H. Randolph

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Erik Haven Randolph, age 50, of Gaylord, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at his home with his family at his side.

Erik was born on April 2, 1971, in Charlotte, North Carolina, to Lynn Haven Randolph and later raised by his grandmother, Dorothy Randolph, in the Charlotte area. 

Erik had a passion for his family and friends.  He was the type of person that would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He loved muscle cars, hard rock music, comic book heroes, and animals. He was an excellent mechanic and enjoyed tinkering with cars. He was known for his quick wit and charming personality. He married the love of his life, Kathy Carey on February 14, 2021, in Gaylord, Michigan, proclaiming “You Will Forever Be My Always” at their wedding ceremony. 

He is survived by his loving wife, Kathy (Carey) Randolph; Kathy’s son, William Carey; Kathy’s parents, Raymond and Kathleen Ettinger; nephew, Hunter Ettinger; and his faithful fur child, Oakley, all of Gaylord, MI; his grandmother, Dorothy “Momma” Randolph; his Aunt Sue and Uncle Pete Canaan of Tehachapi, CA; and his three children, Haven (Mikale) Randolph of York, S.C., Aedyn Randolph and Brittany Edwards of Lincolnton, N.C. 

Erik was preceded in death by his mother, Lynn Haven Randolph.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Michigan online by following the link provided below Erik’s picture.

Due to COVID, Erik’s Celebration of Life and Remembrance will be announced at a later date. 

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

3 comments on “Erik H. Randolph”

  1. Erik was such a beautiful soul. With his southern drawl and charm he had a heart of gold. There wasn’t anything that he would not do for you if it was in his capacity. Brother-in-law. That’s what l called him right from the start before it became “offical” because as far as l was concerned he was my brother-in- law. I loved that man! He was the best half of my sister. Well brother-in-law, l hope you are ‘rockin’ it out with the greats! Until we meet again.

  2. Im sorry to say that just learned of Erik’s passing. We were childhood friends in Charlotte. So sorry for his loss and my sincerest condolences to his family.

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