Randy R. Golden

October 27, 2020

Randy R. Golden, 68, of rural Frankfort, passed away October 27, 2020 in his home.  He was born on February 29, 1952 in Clinton County to Harry Golden Jr. and Phyllis (Reed) Golden.  He married Melanie Padgett on January 14, 2003 in Hawaii and she survives.

Randy was a 1970 graduate of Clinton Prairie High School.  He was a lifelong Clinton County resident and farmer, retiring in 2018.  He and Mel loved wintering in Florida and had done so since 2008.  He enjoyed fishing and mowing.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Vincent Hospice, 8450 North Payne Road, Indianapolis, IN  46268.


Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 1, 2020 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort.  Funeral services will begin at  2:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  Private Family Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Frankfort.  Out of respect for the health, safety, and comfort of all in attendance, guests will be expected to adhere to current CDC guidelines regarding appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks.

Survived by:

Surviving are his Wife: Melanie Golden of rural Frankfort; Children: Jeffery Golden of Rossville, Shawn (Carrie) Golden of California, Ryan (Elizabeth) Golden of West Lafayette, Michael (Heather) Roth of Brownsburg, and Maggie Roth of Indianapolis; Brother: Roger Golden of rural Frankfort; and 6 Grandchildren: Parker, Evan, Kennedy, Olivia, Emmeline, and Clara.


Leave your Condolences

22 Condolences for “Randy R. Golden”

  1. Terry and Deborah Reagan October 28, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    Very saddened to lose such a good friend. Randy will be missed. We spent many great times with the Golden’s and have wonderful memories. We never know how much time we’re going to have with those we care about. Deepest condolences to Melanie and the family. Love and hugs. Terry and Deb

  2. Darren Clouse October 28, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Prayers to family. Sorry to hear. Dealt business with Randy great guy. God Bless

  3. Nikki October 28, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    Thinking of you and sending prayers to you!

  4. Jane Sheets October 29, 2020 at 8:52 am

    Dear Melanie and Family,
    My sincere condolences for your family and friends. Randy was too precious to lose so soon. Your love and devotion were evident. Take comfort and embrace the memories as you share with others. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love You, Melanie

  5. Ron Best October 29, 2020 at 9:05 am

    I remember when. I first got interested in playing basketball picking up the paper on Saturday morning and reading about the Golden Bear. Seems like yesterday.

  6. Kevin Reagan October 29, 2020 at 10:34 am

    Thoughts and prayers for the family. I have many fond memories at the farm.

  7. Fran Reagan October 29, 2020 at 10:41 am

    So sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. We have fond memories of the Golden Family. You are all in my prayers.

  8. Fred Heavilon, Jr. October 29, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    Condolences to all of Randy’s family and friends. May his legacy live through his children and grandchildren.

  9. Janet Gray October 29, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    Melanie and Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    God Bless,

    Dick and Janet Gray

  10. Clinton mackey October 29, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    Shawn and everyone, I am very sorry for your loss. It has been 16 years since my Dad passed, and it has not gotten any easier. Do your best to remember the greatest days rather than the last days. Clinton Mackey

  11. Ellen Weflen Roughead October 29, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    Melanie, We are so sorry and our hearts are broken for you. You have been such a good friend to many and I am certain your kindness will be remembered and paid forward. We wish you comfort and peace. Gary and Ellen Weflen Roughead

  12. Jack Clemens October 29, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    So very sorry to hear about your loss. May God be with you and the kids.
    Jack & Carla Clemens

  13. Phil & Betty Trimble October 29, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    So so sorry to learn of Randy’s passing. Rest in peace my friend. During my twenty plus years working at Fairgrounds Elevator all of the Golden Family were among my favorite producers! After my retirement my only occasion to see Randy resulted in a HUG! That says it all about how we felt towards one another. Please know that my prayers are with all of you always.

  14. Shelly & Randy Surber October 30, 2020 at 8:08 am

    Ryan, Elizabeth & Family: You are all in our thoughts and prayers!

  15. Sue Abend October 30, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    I was so sorry to hear this sad news. Randy is a special person. On behalf of my family, let me express my sincere sympathy.
    With a heavy heart I am thinking of you. Sue Abend

  16. Conrad and Irma Chiarcos October 30, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    Dear Melanie,
    We are so saddened to hear of Randy’s passing. Hold your memories close to your heart as they will surely help you through these difficult times. Hugs!!!

  17. Cassondra (Riegle) Meier October 31, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    Deepest condolences and prayers for everyone.

  18. Tony and Vikki DeRogatis October 31, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers to the family. Great times at the lake. Lots of love to Melanie.

  19. Karen Butcher October 31, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    Shawn, Ryan and families, I am so so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. I don’t know that I can attend the service, but please know that I will be thinking of you all. You were blessed to have had him in your lives for so long. Hang on to those good times and I am sending you all an “air hug”.

  20. Sally and Eber Morgan II October 31, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    Jeff, Shawn, Ryan. We were sorry to hear of your father’s death. You’re all in our prayers.

  21. Russell (Pete) and Jane Clark November 1, 2020 at 10:33 am

    Dear Golden Family,
    Jane and I and the whole Clark family extend our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of Randy. Due to the pandemic situation and our age and health, we are sadly not attending group situations. Our prayers are with you. Respectfully, Pete and Jane Clark

  22. Cathy Ivcich November 3, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    Dear Melanie and family,
    I had the pleasure of first meeting Randy while walking along the Ft Myers Beach with Devon Polly. There he was, standing in the surf, fishing for dinner, I presume. He was friendly, funny…and I took a great picture of him, which I’ll show you some day. I was lucky enough to meet you, Melanie, and be invited into your Florida home. I was sad to hear of Randy’s health struggles and even sadder to hear he won’t be fishing or mowing anymore. Take good care of yourselves and keep the memories alive.

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