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Updated: 04/19/2014 08:00:00AM

Wilbur F. Randall

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Wilbur Frederick Randall, 93, of Venice, Fla., formerly of Cincinnatus, N.Y., went peacefully home to be with his Lord Monday, April 14, 2014, from Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

He was born in Cincinnatus, N.Y., the son of the late Wilbur B. Randall and the late Alice Rorapaugh Randall. He was also preceded in death by his beloved first wife of 53 years, Frances Delanoy Randall; his second wife, Gladys Delanoy Totman Randall; one brother; and five sisters.

Fred was a lifelong resident of Cincinnatus, N.Y., until 1986, when he moved to Venice, Fla. He was a 1939 graduate of Cincinnatus High School and had been a dairy farmer in Cincinnatus, N.Y., for many years. He was an insurance agent for Farm Family Life Insurance Co. from 1954 to 1962 and was owner-operator of Fritz-Randall Insurance Co. from 1969 to 1982, both in Cincinnatus, N.Y.

For many years he was a member of First Baptist Church of Cincinnatus, where he had served as a deacon, a trustee and a Sunday School teacher. He was past president of the Cincinnatus Cemetery Association and a past member of the Cortland County Farm Bureau, the Cincinnatus Town Board and the Cincinnatus School Board. He was also active in many other community organizations throughout his life. After moving to Venice, Fla., he was a member of First Baptist Church of Venice and sang with the Venice Barbershoppers.

He is survived by four children, Wilbur (Kathleen) Randall and Calvin (Ruth) Randall, both of Concord, N.C., Rebecca (Dale) Bates of Cincinnatus, N.Y., and Mark (Maria) Randall of Collierville, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services: A Memorial Service will be conducted in June at First Baptist Church of Cincinnatus. Interment will be in Cincinnatus Cemetery following the service. Arrangements are being handled by Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland, N.Y. To offer online condolences, visit:

Contributions: Memorial donation may be made to First Baptist Church of Cincinnatus, 2608 Baptist Ave., Cincinnatus NY 13040.