Nov. 1, 1949 – Jan. 16, 2018
Randall Charles Staudt was born in Dallas, Texas November 1, 1949 to Ruben and Cordelia Staudt.
Randy graduated Baylor University with a degree in Sociology. He also earned his certification as an emergency medical technician. He obtained his pilot’s license and his certification as a scuba diver instructor. He lived and taught scuba diving in Grand Cayman. He worked as an electrical engineer and retired from Teco Westinghouse Electric as a General Manager.
Randy surrendered his life to Jesus Christ in 1980. He worked tirelessly and diligently to save babies from abortion, serving as an educator, rescuer, and debater in the ProLife Movement. As chairman of the Williamson County Christian Coalition, he strived to elect those who would uphold Godly values. His desire was to serve his community and his country. He served seven years as a Leander City Council Member. He was elected as a Republican Senate District Committeeman and served eight years. He used his construction skills to build his home, Trinity Church, and Cornerstone Christian School.
Randy was a man whom you never forgot when you met him. His humor and wit entertained and encouraged those he encountered, young and old. He enjoyed telling stories and making people laugh. He would visit with everyone he came in contact with – in the store, at the hotel, or in the parking lot. He loved talking with people in the many doctor waiting rooms he had to visit. It seemed it was a challenge to see if they would engage.
Randy’s passion was music. He played all kinds of strings: steel guitar, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, and mandolin. He also learned the harmonica. From his childhood Randy played guitar and entertained with a band. He played for years with Common Thread Band of the Journey Church, later managing his own band, the Randy Staudt Band. He and Edna played together at the Williamson County Cowboy Church every Sunday in the Worship Band. He enjoyed playing music and singing with his wife, sons, daughters, grandchildren, or anyone else who would grab a microphone.
He is survived by his wife, Edna; children: Amy Allen, Casey Staudt, Joshua Staudt, Otto Staudt, Caleb Staudt, and Ashley LaPierre; grandchildren, four sisters, cousins, and many, many friends.
In lieu of flowers, you can send donations or memorials to the Agape Pregnancy Resource Center, Austin Pregnancy Resource Center, or the Charity of your choice.
Visitation was held Friday, January 19, 2018, from 5-8 p.m. at Beck Funeral Home, Cedar Park, Texas.
The funeral service was held Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Williamson County Cowboy Church with a reception following the service at Williamson County Cowboy Church.