Randle D. “Randy (Red Death, Red, Jolly, R-Bo, Man)” Jolliffe, 65, of Lolo, MT, passed away Friday, July 15, 2022 at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula from injuries sustained from a fall at our home in Arizona in February.
Randy was born January 2, 1957 in Ronan, MT. At a young age his family moved to Missoula. He attended Hawthorne Grade School and graduated from Hellgate High School in 1975. After high school Randy enlisted in the Air Force. He was stationed in Tampa Bay, where he became a die-hard Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan. He was honorably discharged in 1982 in Great Falls. After the Air Force, Randy worked at Smurfit Stone Container until its closure, and finished his working career in Prudhoe Bay, AK, where he met numerous friends.
In 1990 Randy’s pride and joy was born, his daughter Baylee. He was a wonderful dad. He loved to follow her around the country playing softball and he was so proud of the woman she has become raising her own family.
Randy met the love of his life in 2000, his wife Traci. We were married September 18, 2004. Together we enjoyed traveling, sporting events, concerts, golfing, and just hanging out with each other, friends and family.
Randy had many interests in life. Most of his interests revolved around physical activity. Randy was a work out machine! He played baseball, basketball, and fast pitch softball, but his #1 passion was handball. Through handball he met many wonderful friends from around the country. Randy established the Red Death Handball Tournament in 1998 and the last three years has brought in pros from around the world. Randy was proud of his clothing line “Red Death Nubwear”, he thought he was going to make a fortune selling gear, but mostly gave it all away.
Randy lived through his friendships and family, he met friends wherever he went and retained longtime friendships. He cherished his friendships more than anything in life. To know Red was to love him.
Randy was preceded in death by his father Jim Jolliffe, brother-in-law Ken Good, father-in-law Rich Horton and four legged companion Murphy Brown.
Randy is survived by his wife Traci; daughter Baylee (Josh) Martin; and granddaughter Lynnelee; mother Lynne Jolliffe; sisters: Renon (Tim) Ford and Wanda Good; mother-in-law Marcia (Dale) Horton; nephews and their families: Chase (Anna) Ford, Riley (Danni) Ford, Craig Good and Brad Good; brother-in-law Shawn Horton and his family; his beloved dogs: Maci Mae and Charlie Shae; as well as numerous extended family and friends.
In remembrance of Red we encourage all guests to wear your Red Death Nubwear gear, Redstrong shirts or anything red. We would also like to thank the staff at St. Patrick Hospital 4 South for your amazing care and compassion.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 28th, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Garden City Funeral Home and Crematory.
An outdoor reception will take place following the service.