Randall Dale Born, age 69, passed away Saturday, March 13th, 2021, at his home in Maryville. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Elaine Born (Kinney), in 2015. He is survived by his children, Heather Gomez, Mathew Born, and Rachel Robocker; his grandchildren Cecilia Gomez and Alister and Cassie Robocker; his brother, Roger Born, and his sisters Billie Thompson and Beverly Rice-Anderson.
Randy was born in Kenton, Ohio in 1952 to Jack and Martha Born. His talent with machinery led him to enlist in the Air Force in 1972. Over the course of his career he obtained degrees in criminal justice and aircraft mechanics. He was married to Elaine in 1973. They lived at Beale AFB in California before he joined the National Guard and was stationed at McGhee Tyson. During his 36 years of military service, Randy performed tours of duty around the world. His gift was the ability to fix or build anything he set his mind to. He loved the outdoors, cars, woodworking, watching sports, and spending time with his grandkids. Randy’s dedication to his family and to his country was an inspiration; his memory will live on in the generations to come.