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Jeptha F. Randolph Jr.

November 26, 1960 ~ September 12, 2020 (age 59)


Jeptha F. Randolph Jr., 59, of Mechanicsville passed away at home on Saturday, September 12, 2020.

His Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Ludmila Catholic Church 211 21st Avenue SW Cedar Rapids. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 15 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Mechanicsville Memorial Building. Dawson Funeral Services is caring for his family at this time.

Jeptha Franklin Randolph Jr. was born on November 26, 1960 in Ames, Iowa to Dr. Jeptha and Joann (Gruhl) Randolph Sr. He graduated from Lincoln High School and attended Iowa State University. He earned an Associates in Architectural Drafting degree from Kirkwood Community College. On April 28, 1984, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tipton he was united in marriage to the love of his life Lorinda Greene. For many years he was a general contractor and owned and operated JR Construction. Currently he was employed at Proctor and Gamble in Iowa City.

He is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mechanicsville and the Knights of Columbus. Boy Scouts of America has always been a huge part of his life, spending time out at HHCSR and being the Scout Master for over 20 years. Jeptha enjoyed spending time with his family and especially their game nights. His grandchildren meant the world to him and he loved making memories with them. He loved taking his wife and dog for motorcycle rides.

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife Lorinda, four children; Zachary (Jessica) Randolph of Mechanicsville, Cody (Whitney) Randolph of Stanwood, Elizabeth (Ben) Meyer of Laurens, Andrew Randolph of Mechanicsville, five grandchildren; Liam, William, Charlotte, Caiden and Lenora, his sisters; Monica (Ron) Jamison of Olin, Mellody Randolph of Omaha, Madonna (Tim) Rex of West Branch, two brothers; Victor (Wanda) Randolph of Cedar Rapids, Paul (Alise) Randolph of Yangon, Myanmar and his mother-in-law Marylyn Myers of Stanwood,and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother Ritchie and several beloved aunts and uncles.

Memorial may be directed to Jeptha’s family in his honor to go towards a memorial at HHCSR.


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September 15, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Mechanicsville Memorial Building
204 E 1st Street
Mechanicsville, IA 52306

Funeral Mass
September 16, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Ludmila Catholic Church
211 21st Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

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