of Charlotte, AR
October 9, 1959 - January 3, 2023
Randy Hammonds, 63, of Charlotte passed away January 3, 2023.He was born October 9, 1959 in Jackson, Tennessee to William Abner Hammonds and Rachel Oneta (Chambers) Hammonds.Randy was a faithful, influential, caring and loving man who enjoyed computers, technology and could fix anything. He also enjoyed Motocross Racing, bowling, working and drawing. Randy was an Associate Editor for the Jackson Sun Newspaper for several years and was an instructor at John 3:16 Ministries for the past 14 years.Survivors include his wife, whom he married November 30, 2019, Melinda (Mangrum) Hammonds of the home; the mother of his children, Terri Hammonds; one son, Matthew Daniel Hammonds (Sarah) of Nashville, Tennessee; three daughters, Lindsey Rhea Joyner (Scott) of Martin, Tennessee, Devon Rogers (Casey) of Paragould, Arkansas, Carly Reed Richardson (Forrest) of Bismarck, North Dakota; two brothers, William Floyd Hammonds of Houston, Texas, Stephen Lynn Hammonds of Tucson, Arizona; one sister, Brenda Ruth Hammonds Key (Lynn) of Tupelo, Mississippi; eight grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.He is preceded in death by his parents.A celebration of life will be held Saturday, January 14, 2023 with visitation at 9:00am and service to follow at 10:00am at the Church at Remmel in Newport, Arkansas with Sean Brooks officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to John 3:16 Ministries, 75 Holmes Rd, Charlotte, AR 72522, or to John 3:17 Ministries, 431 Hwy 145 S, Newport, AR 72112.
Randy we will all miss you but we know you have gone to be with our Lord. You and I grew up in Jackson TN knowing a lot the same people, especially at the Jackson Sun newspaper and we got to talk about that a lot. You helped Chad a great deal and Vicki and I appreciate that. Keep pushing those buttons on the Mother Board upstairs.....Tony, Vicki, and Chad
Randy was a great man!!... I loved him, and no doubt he loved me, as well as the Lord!!... RIP my friend!!
We are sorry for your loss but are also rejoicing, knowing where Randy is going. What a blessing. Prayers going out to the family. We love you all.
Randy there are just not enough words to say how much you mean to this family . You were there for our son when he was at John 3 and he will always be greatful you were a part of his life You made a huge difference in many lives at John 3 and now you are sitting in the presence of God what could be better than that Continue to look out for all your boys as you would call them because they will need you when they are trying to figure out why you are gone! And how to go on Many prayers for your family Love always William and Janice Jernigan and family
Randy was my Brother, friend, encouraging saint for Jesus Christ. The Angles in Heaven are celebrating and I’m having a going away party for my Brother 😊
Such a sad loss to this world. RIP Randy
Praying for your family
RIP Brother in Christ!😢🙏
I met Randy when he married our staff member Melinda it never seemed to bother him when all 40 of us girls yelled Uncle Randy every time we went to 316 he will be so missed but the angels are singing and I'm sure Randy is making sure the mixing board is ready for their song !
Melinda,My heart breaks for you & your family. You will be in prayers.Kim
Randy was ahead of electronic everything and I’m not electronic anything but he always would go out of his way anytime he saw me around and would find something about me he could semi relate to and have conversation. That helped me a lot and made me feel special enough that someone that was so preoccupied and busy, wanted to be friends with me and I needed that especially during that time. He gave me so much needed encouragement when I first started singing at John 3:16 and that also meant a lot because he was at all the practices! He always called me by my name and made me feel so special. God blessed you and for that I am thankful. Look forward to seeing you in heaven at that section reserved for John 3:16 graduates that would have never known Jesus intimately if hadn’t been for the program.
I have known Randy for several years. I word on several events with Randy an it was always a blessing working with him. It always put a smile on my face when I would lookup an see Randy walking in with the guy an I knew it was going to be a awesome day. He will be missed Fly high Randy.
I’ve known Randy for some 20 years and could always count on a smile on his face. I have had the pleasure of working alongside him on various projects and loved it, as he was always the consummate professional. The camp always seems to be blessed with someone to fill the gap as one moves on. There will be someone to take over the electronics responsibilities, but there will never be another Randy.
I am saddened to hear of Randy's passing. I have great memories of him when we were all teenagers in the late 70's and early 80's in Jackson. He was kind, smart, and funny. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. Rest in peace.
Our hearts are so sad with Randy's passing. He was such a blessing to all the men at John 3:16. He always had a smile and hug for everyone. Randy will be missed but not forgotten by many.RIP with the Lord.
Melinda, I am so sorry for your loss!! Please keep in touch! Love and miss you
It was an honor to call you a friend and mentor. My heart is full of memories.
So sorry for your loss. He was always friendly and helpful T John 3:16 Ministries God be with all.
So sorry to hear this. A good man was taken from his family. God had a plan. Prayers for healing.
Randy was a wonderful man who loved the Lord and his family. I am so proud I got to know you! Sending hugs to your kids and grandkids and all who loved you.
Randy was always so kind, never saw him loose his temper. Praying for his family and friends. I have no doubt that he is in the arms of our loving Savior.
I met randy at John 3:16 and no matter what you could always go to him for honest advice. He always respected me and I always respected him. We loved to talk about riding Harley’s and what work we did to them. He was such a collective and calm faithful man. He will be missed, there is no doubt about that.
Randy always spoke to me and called me by name. He was smart, kind, and had a willing heart. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and everyone who had the opportunity to know him.He’s still working. Heaven is a place of commerce. That is the comfort and peace we have through faith that Randy is doing better than ever.Jesus welcomed Randy because he so loved him and he was a good and faithful servant.
Randy was.a true servant of God . Always remain behind the scenes . And would encourage all the men at John 3:16 he’ll be missed
Thank you for handling so many things that none of us knew about. 'Til we meet again, love you Randy.
I am so sorry to hear about Randy. He was a great guy. Randy was a former newspaperman and when I was still at the local newspaper we had a lot of conversations about printing, presses, deadlines, etc. I covered John 3:16 and he was always wonderful to work with. Even after I left the Guard I continued to write and help put together press releases for J3:16, and he was always helpful. He will be missed.
It was great working with Randy at The Jackson Sun! Randy was a sweet guy, very talented & will be missed. Rest In Peace Randy 🙏🙏
“He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away!” Rev. 21:1-4 We love you Randy and look forward to the reunion!
Rest in Peace my friend. Thank you for the Love you always gave my family. We will meet again someday in our Fathers House. Love you Randy.