ASHEVILLE– Thomas Randolph (Randy) Freck, born in Greenville, South Carolina passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at the age of 78 after many years of declining health.
Upon leaving Greenville, the Freck’s became lifelong residents of Asheville.
Mr. Freck was preceded in death by his sisters, Betty Sams and Marlene Graham; brothers, Max M. Freck and Richard Thane Freck; and his first wife, Clara Matura.
Randy is survived by his wife of 31 years, Ellen Leonard Freck; his son, Thomas “Rusty” Randolph Freck, Jr. (Yvonne Ludlum Cobourn); his daughter, Christina Hughes; and a brother/sister-in-law, David and Jan Freck.
He is also survived by nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews and a childhood friend, Alton Day, who recalls the many pranks instigated by the two of them.
A graduate of Lee Edwards High School (Asheville High) class of 1961, he went on to serve in the U.S. Air Force before returning home to work in the family business, Freck Radio and TV. Randy took over the business from 1972 until 1982 when he became a security officer and firearms trainer for Pinkerton Security with Rosman Research in Brevard. He retired in 2007 from the Grove Park Inn after 23 years as an Electronic Technician.
Randy wore his Duke hat while cheering on his Blue Devil basketball team. After his retirement, he continued to enjoy his hobby as a Ham Radio operator, a skill he learned from his dad, tinkering with electronics and completing honey do lists. He loved to repair his friends and neighbors’ small electronics such as TV’s and radios.
He was a past President of the High Country Estate Home Owners Association. He could be counted on to help his neighbors by loaning his equipment and expertise in electronics. He was a member of the Asheville Jaycees, active in the Blackmer Masonic Lodge #170 A.F.& A.M., and a 30 year member of Jubilee Community Church.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 2, 2021 at Green Hills Cemetery, 25 New Leicester Hwy, Asheville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Jubilee Community Church, 46 Wall Street, Asheville, NC 28801.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family through the website at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.