Randy Curlette

August 4, 1947 ~ March 28, 2022

Born in: Tacoma, Washington
Resided in: Mansfield, Texas

Randy David Curlette, 74, passed away on March 28, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.

Graveside Service:  2 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas.

Memorials:  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Randy was born August 4, 1947 in Tacoma Washington to Thomas Rheinhart Curlette and Georgette Ethyl (Johnson) Curlette. At an early age Randy’s family moved to Anchorage, AK for his father’s work on the Alaska pipeline. At about age 2, Randy’s family returned to Washington and built their family home raising his older brother Gary and younger sister Nancy in their University Place home.

Randy resided there throughout the completion of elementary, junior and high schools. He graduated from Curtiss High/University Place Class of 1965, then attended and graduated from Washington State University, Pullman, WA, Class of 1969. Randy married his high school sweetheart, Andi Rae Wyatt, Woodrow Wilson Class of 1967, on July 12,1968 at University Place Presbyterian Church.

After graduating college, Randy enlisted in Officer’s Candidates School with U.S. Army in early 1970; completed Basic Training in Ft. Ord, Monterrey Bay, California, followed by Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Ft Sill, Lawton, Ok. Upon completion of AIT, Randy was transferred to Ft Hood, Killeen, TX to serve out his active duty. Randy took a quick two-week military transition break, to fly home to Tacoma, WA., packed up their belongings and drove he and Andi, his wife of 2 years, to Texas to start life anew!

Upon ETS from Ft Hood, in 1973, they moved to Arlington, Tx. They celebrated the birth of their only child, Kori Rae in April 1974. Randy’s post military career, was in Sales with Burrows/UNISYS for 18 years, initially selling teller’s machines and later, main frame computer sales. Career changes saw him in customized software sales; then ultimately he started up his own business, Leather and More, as owner and operator of his auto leather interior restyling business, in 2004.

Randy enjoyed racquetball with his friends, up until Covid shut down the world! He also enjoyed running and participating yearly in the Turkey Trot, Dallas White Rock Marathon and The Cowtown Marathon.

Randy was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles.

Survivors:  Randy loved his family, wife of nearly 54yrs (July 12), Andi Curlette; his daughter, Kori Rae (Curlette) Hoster and husband, Marc; grandsons, Keiton(23) and Kendrick(16); granddaughters, Morghan(21) and Kylie(18); brother, Gary Curlette of Maui, Hawaii; sister, Nancy Curlette of Tacoma, Washington; brother-in-law, Keli Wyatt and wife, Kristena, and their son, Kodi; daughter, Tasha and her husband, Nick; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many very dear friends in Washington, Tennessee, California and Texas, to name a few!

Services

Graveside Service: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, TX 75211

(214) 467-3374

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  1. CandleImageRandy was a great friend and racquetball partner. He will be missed, especially his wit or should I say sarcasm. Here’s one final toast to him as his racquetball buddies used to sit around a table at the Maverick racquetball club and raised their mugs of beer.

  2. CandleImageRandy was a kind and thoughtful neighbor who was always friendly. He maintained his yard diligently and was always patient when our dogs escaped our yard to see him. He was never bothered by their intrusions.

    Randy is missed, but leaves a legacy of being a great neighbor.

  3. Randy was a client and friend for many years. I wish I had known more about his personal life. We could have shared some good stories about our time in the Army. Rest In Peace my friend.

  4. Randy was a wonderful human and a darn good sailor. We spent many exciting days racing Hobie Cats by day and celebrating our victories by night.

    A loving husband and father, what more can you ask for.

  5. Dearest Andi, I am so very sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. My deepest sympathy for your loss. I pray God will provide you and Kori with His comfort and peace during this difficult time. Fondest memories, Jayne (Sarginson) Meggs

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