Randy was born in East Los Angeles on September 19, 1958 to John and Patricia Dearman. He was raised in the L.A. and Orange County area with his siblings Cheryl Backmann, Rick Dearman and Jackie Kessler. Randy had an insatiable interest in cars that emerged at a very early age. He began working in the towing industry at the age of 18. Through hard work and perseverance, with his nephew Johnny Miller, he later established his own towing company as a family business that he grew into a prominent fixture in the Lake Elsinore area.
Randy didn’t have an easy childhood. But he took the life lessons from that difficult time and did the best he could. He was stubborn and opinionated and made more than one person cry over the years by his harsh words or impatient nature. Randy was most often described as a grumpy teddy bear with a huge heart. He hardly ever smiled. He often was grumpy and intimidating, but he would give you the shirt off his back if he thought you could use it.
He touched more people than one can even begin to imagine with his kindness and generosity. There was more than one waitress that he was short and impatient with that he left $100 bill on a $35 tab because she showed spunk and tenacity towards him instead of being rude or neglectful. There are many young men that he worked with or worked for him that he would encourage and mentor so they too could learn the skills that he had gained over the years. Randy was the ultimate “Tow Guy”. He loved interacting with different people every day. He loved that he never knew where his day would take him, or who he was going to meet. Even though Randy was very ill off and on over the last 12 years, he was always ready and willing to help anyone, a family member, a friend or a stranger in their time of need Randy was a “Knight in Shining Armor” to so many people.
Randy was a car guy, he loved old cars, hot rods, classics, his latest love was his 1963 Chevy Panel truck. He loved motorcycles, Harley Davidson motorcycles especially. However, his favorite thing to do consistently over the years was to fish. He loved nothing more than to just sit on the rocks of a jetty or throw a line off a pier. More recently he loved to sit and fish off the back of his boat and fish right there in the marina in San Diego.
Randy is survived by his wife Wendy Dearman. His children; Krystal Dearman, Jennifer Evans-Beck, stepdaughters, Candace Sousa and Ashley Parker. His two grandchildren; Bella and Hunter Beck. And last, but certainly not least his 16 nieces and nephews; Christopher Dearman, Melissa Dearman, Ashley McCowen, Ricky Dearman, Johnny Miller, Spring Miller, Jason Branham, Tammy Measurall, Kenny Kessler, Tyler Measurall, Caleb Sauve, Violet Sauve, Brian Miller, Sarah Miller, Makayla McCowen and Christopher McCowen.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Dylan Jolly Memorial Fund: http://www.dylanjollymemorial.com/
Dylan was the son of dear friend who was just beginning his journey in life, when his life was cut short by a tragic motorcycle accident. This fund goes towards a scholarship that is given to a graduating student from Paloma Valley High with the same drive and spirit as Dylan. 100% of those proceeds are awarded to the recipient.
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