Robert Randal Mealer

By  | September 4, 2019 | Filed under: Layne Funeral Home, Obituaries

Mr. Robert Randal Mealer, 57, passed from this life from a sudden illness Monday September 2, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born November 5, 1961 to the late    R. G.  Mealer and Dorris Delong Mealer who survives.  A Van Buren County native, Randal was formerly employed by Southeastern Correctional Facility and retired from Fall Creek Falls State Park.  He was a past Mason, former Van Buren County Commissioner in the 4th District, a graduate of Van Buren County High School Class of 1980, an avid hunter, fisherman and knife maker who loved the outdoors and was affiliated with the Church of Christ.

Besides his father he was preceded in death by son; Ronnie Bryant, grandson; Kayden Randal Scarbrough, paternal grandparents; M. A. and Hazel Scarbrough Mealer, maternal grandparents; John and Pauline Bouldin Delong.

Randal is survived by his loving wife; Kathy Martin Mealer, son; Thomas (Delina) Colvard and Adam Kilgore, daughter; Tina (Dean) Scarbrough, sister; Jamie (Eddie) Carter, grandchildren; Kaston Scarbrough, Ryder and MaKenna Colvard, nieces; Maygan Dakota Hickey (Emma Slatton), Brittany (Tyler) Walling (Briar and Brooke), Brianna Hickey (Cash and Lleyton Wardlaw), special friend; Dewayne Kenny, also surviving is Randal’s faithful companion “Prime”.

Funeral services will be held Friday September 6, 2019 at 11:00am in the Layne Spencer Chapel with Bro. Michael Brock officiating.  Burial will follow in the Shockley Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday September 4th from 4:00pm to 9:00pm and Thursday September 5th from 9:00am till 9:00pm.

Send condolences to the family at

Layne Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Spencer in charge of arrangements. (931) 946-4444

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