Randall "Randy" Edward Sorrow, Sr.

Born: Fri., Mar. 31, 1961
Died: Sat., Jun. 24, 2017


Viewing

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sat., Jul. 01, 2017
Location: Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Fri., Jul. 07, 2017
Location: Goldfinch Funeral Home - Conway Chapel


Funeral Service

11:40 AM Fri., Jul. 07, 2017
Location: Goldfinch Funeral Home - Conway Chapel


Graveside Service with Military Honors

2:00 PM Fri., Jul. 07, 2017
Location: Florence National Cemetery


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Randall “Randy” Edward Sorrow, Sr.

A Proud & Highly Decorated U.S. Army Veteran -

Randall “Randy” Edward Sorrow, Sr., age 56, of Camp Hill, and formerly of Warner Robins, GA, passed unexpectedly on Saturday, June 24, 2017.  Randy was born on Friday, March 31, 1961, in Macon, GA to Edward Milas Sorrow and Myrtle Louise (Brown) Pruitt.  He is preceded in death by his brother, Mike Middleton; and his stepfather, John Pruitt.

Randy’s survivors include his loving, first and last wife of five years, Lisa Ann (Lang) Sorrow, whom he married on October 9, 1980/2012; his nine children: April (Sorrow) Mizelle and her husband, Joe, and their three children of Hawkinsville, GA, Jennifer “Jenny” Lynn Sorrow of Milton, PA, Randy Sorrow, Jr. and his wife, Crystal, and their six children of Milton, PA, Samuel Sorrow of Lemoyne, PA, Thomas Sorrow of Camp Hill, PA, Kimberly “Kim” Smith and her husband, Tony, and their three children of Conway, SC, Cheryl “Chea” Hopper and her husband, Dustin, and their three children of Dallas, TX, Samantha Rivera and her husband, Bobby, and their four children of Sterling, VA, Randi-Marie Williams and her son of Conway, SC; his father, Edward Milas Sorrow of Georgia; His mother, Myrtle Louise (Brown) Pruitt of Georgia; his two brothers; his three sisters; and several nieces and nephews.

Randy graduated from Warner Robins High School in Georgia as part of the class of 1979.  He proudly served in the United States Army for over 20 years as a combat engineer (12B) during the Gulf War along with several tours in Europe and overseas.  Randy was a highly decorated veteran who earned the Army Commendation Medal (7th award), Army Achievement Medal (9th award), Army Good Conduct Medal (6th award), National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with two bronze stars, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Development Ribbon (2), Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd award).  He retired from the United States Army War College in Carlisle, after many years of service working as a combat engineer.  Randy was a member of the VFW Memorial Post 6704 in Mechanicsburg and the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association PA 22-5.

Randy loved motorcycles and riding his Harley-Davidson was a true passion of his.  When Randy wasn’t out on his bike, he could be found tinkering around or working with his hands.  He was quite the carpenter; Randy reveled in building things, especially furniture that his family could use in their homes.  Randy was a strong man who always stuck up for and protected those around him; everyone wanted to have him in their corner.  Behind his tough exterior, there was a person with an extremely big heart who was always helping others; quite often Randy was the first one there whenever someone was in need.  The most important thing to Randy was his beautiful family.  He loved them tremendously and they will all miss him immensely. 

All are welcome to join Randy’s family at his viewing on Saturday, July 1, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Myers-Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, and on Friday, July 7, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:40 a.m. at Goldfinch Funeral Home – Conway Chapel, 606 Beaty Street, Conway, SC 29526; with Robert Lang officiating. Burial will follow in Florence National Cemetery in Florence, SC, where military honors will be presented.  Honored to be pallbearers are members of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association.

Contributions in celebration of Randy’s life can be made to the Wounded Warrior Regiment, 1998 Hill Avenue, MCB Quantico, VA 22134, www.WoundedWarriorRegiment.org or the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association PA 22-5, P.O. Box 317, Jonestown, PA 17038, www.CVMA22-5.org.  In an effort to continue to share Randy’s life story, his family asks that anyone who would like to contribute to their photo collage to please bring any pictures that have along with them to any of the services listed above. 

Randy’s family has entrusted his care to Myers – Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Randy’s full obituary, view his memorial video and portrait, and sign his official guest book at Buhrig.com.

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Anna Sturick
   Posted Wed June 28, 2017

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Sorrow .

Dad & Pappy, Forever in our Hearts. We love you & miss you. April, Joe, Randy, Crystal, Jennifer, William, Tyler, Konnor, Saphire, Kaile, Mychael, Doryan, DaLonna & Kaiden


Bill Zorn
   Posted Fri June 30, 2017
Randey I'll always miss you so much! I have so many memories of times we shared from riding around and going fishing. You always had time for me when you could have left me at home. You have always been the protector all the way up to the end. There's so many things I wish I should have said when I had the chance I guess I was afraid of looking mushy as we always tried to be tough. I'm so proud of all your accomplishments and military history. There is a long line of military heritage in our family in which all of the branches have been represented. You continued to be the protector in your time of service even when you were assigned to many places no one would want to go. Until I see you again....

Brenda Cardell
   Posted Fri June 30, 2017
Words can never express how heartbreaking it is for you and your families loss. He will be missed but never forgotten. He will be loved and missed for many reasons but Loved always for putting such a big smile on your face and for the love that beams from your soul. I love you my sister.

Lynn Jordan-Myrtle Beach, SC
   Posted Fri July 07, 2017
My thoughts & prayers are with you all for the loss of your sweet husband, father & friend, Randy. May God's loving arms be wrapped around you & comfort you in the times ahead. God bless you all. Much love & hope to see you again soon...

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