OLLER, Randall Emery
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Randall Emery Oller, age 93, of Arbor Terrace in Alpharetta, Ga., died on May 20, 2014. He was the son of the late Boyd Emery and Iva Meighen Oller of Steubenville, Ohio. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Ruth Bippus Oller, and his three daughters, Ronna and (Barry) Luther, Rae and (Preston) Martin, and Robin and (Ryan) Coker, 7 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Gretchen Lyn Pelock. Randall attended Ohio Northern on a music scholarship and graduated in 1942. He enlisted in the Air Force that same year and served four years – honorably discharged in 1946. Randall was a product of the “Greatest Generation”, as he was loving, loyal, pragmatic, and hard working, and above all … a true gentleman. His first priority was always his beloved wife, Ruth. He was also extremely proud of and dearly loved by his children. Randall was a longstanding member of Central Congregational United Church of Christ in Atlanta and prior to their move to Atlanta in 1970, a member of Zion United Church of Christ in Steubenville, Ohio. He was very involved in music throughout his life. As a teenager, he sang with the “Singing Boys of America” and played coronet in the Steubenville High School band. As a music major, he participated in various instrumental and vocal groups in college, and as an adult, he continued as a tenor soloist in church choirs and weddings. He was a past president of the Lion’s Club in Steubenville. Randall worked in the heating and air conditioning field throughout the years – retiring from Comfort Systems, which he owned. His favorite hobbies were playing golf and bridge. A memorial service celebrating Randall’s life will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Randall’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.

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