Randy Nation Obituary, Death – Randy Nation of Alva, Oklahoma has sadly passed away. On February 16, 1957, in Birmingham, Alabama, Randy was born to Helen Nations and William Leonard “W.L.” Nations. He grew up with his parents in Minor, Alabama, and went to Minor High School there.
There, he made a lot of friends for the rest of his life and was a proud marching band member. He enrolled at RETS Electronic Institute in Birmingham after graduating from high school and graduated with a degree in computer technology. On October 8, 1983, he wed Debra Crump Nations. After relocating to Trussville, Alabama, they, at last, gave birth to Natalie and Ryan. He was a devoted husband, a proud father, and a recent grandpa to James, his one-year-old grandson, and a dog. He was also the “dad” of Moses and Maxine, two German Shepherds.
He was very proud of his family and spoke well of them to anybody who would listen. Randy embodied the archetypal “never met a stranger” individual who was always ready to provide a helping hand to those in need. Randy recently retired from Regions Bank after working as a computer specialist for much of his life.
Randy indulged his enthusiasm for live music during his free time by serving as a local crew for bands traveling around Alabama as a member of the IATSE Local 78, Birmingham union. Randy was also a die-hard supporter of the University of Alabama while they played college football. Ernest and Dorothy Crump of Jasper, Alabama, as well as William Leonard “W.L.” and Helen Nations of Minor, Alabama, were Randy’s in-laws.
Paula Nations of Minor, Alabama, his wife Debra, brother Joe Nations, sister-in-law, and in-laws are also left to mourn his passing. Daughter Natalie Laseter, son-in-law Miles, and grandson James of Birmingham, Alabama; son Ryan Nations and daughter-in-law Alaina (Krell) Nations; and other nieces, nephews, friends, and family members. Karen (Posner), a Louisianan from Slidell. May those impacted by his warmth and compassion continue to live kind and caring lives.