Randy Keith Whittington (1968 - 2020)

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  • "So sorry for your loss. Just happened to see Randy's..."
    - John Booth
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    - Regina Haney
  • "My deepest condolences to the Whittington family. Praying..."
    - Leigh Ann Thibodeaux (Fuentes)
  • "Extending my deepest sympathies to the Whittington family...."
    - Casey McCoun
  • "Rhonda, Our prayers are with you, Summer, and Bay. May God..."
    - Brad & Emily Judy
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Service Information
Greenoaks Funeral Home
9595 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA
70815
(225)-925-5331
Visitation
Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Chapel in the Oaks
9611 Siegen Ln
Baton Rouge, LA
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Obituary

Randy K. Whittington, 51, died January 14, 2020 at Baton Rouge General Hospital. He was born December 25, 1968 in Baton Rouge, the son of Danny and Edna Whittington. Randy graduated from Starkey Academy, Class of 1986. He "believed" that he was a stellar athlete and could dunk a basketball or slam a tennis ball against anyone…and he typically did. One of his most prized possessions was his blue and white sweatbands from 1986. He held onto them, protected them in a safe. In a similar fashion, Randy regarded his Jeep with abiding affection. Enough said... Following graduation, he attended Southwest Mississippi Junior College and Southeastern Louisiana University. Randy found his calling while working in his first laboratory at 19 years old. From this point, he worked fiercely over the course of the next 30 years to become an amazing business leader. Randy was a scientist, an entrepreneur, plus he possessed the ability to turn any situation around for the better. Throughout his career, he helped create and expand one of the most successful labs in the South. He was passionate about GCAL (Gulf Coast Analytical Laboratory) which employed many people in Baton Rouge. To know Randy was to know that he lived life for his girls, Summer and Bay. He was incredibly proud of the women they are becoming. Affection overflowed anytime he was near them. They were his complete life. Randy shared the joy of loving them with their mom, Rhonda Gourrier Lynch. In addition to the twins, he is survived by parents Danny and Edna Whittington, sister Shana and husband Mike Copeland, sister Kim and husband Michael Claybourne and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held 10am to 12pm on Saturday, January 18 at which time a service of remembrance will begin at The Chapel in the Oaks on 9611 Siegen Ln, Baton Rouge, LA 70810. Burial will follow the service at Greenoaks Funeral Home 9595 Florida Blvd. If anyone would like to make a donation in lieu of flowers, we are asking that you donate, in Randy's memory, to the Baton Rouge General, our home for the last month. We ask that in the box "Designate your gift" you specify that your donation goes to the Burn Unit. The staff, nurses and doctors became our family very quickly and we would love to support them.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Jan. 15 to Jan. 18, 2020
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