Edward Randolph Hair HENDERSONVILLE, NC - Edward Randolph "Randy" Hair, 60, entered into eternal rest on September 8, 2021 after a long battle with COVID in Hendersonville, N.C. Randy was born September 16, 1960 in Charleston, S.C. to Horace and Faye (Baker) Hair. Randy attended Charleston County public schools, then Clemson University for forestry and Trident Technical College for early childhood education. Randy was a valued team member at SCE&G, True Value Hardware, Lowe's, Charleston County School System and his mother's business, The Three Petals Flowers & Gift Shoppe. Growing up in Charleston, Randy enjoyed spending time with his family at his grandparents' house at Folly Beach, including surfing. He spent time with uncles and cousins, fishing andhunting. Their family vacations to the mountains of North Carolina contributed to his love for theoutdoors and his appreciation of God's Creation. His parents' deep faith and dedication to serving their church family inspired Randy and his sister, Deborah, as they grew in their ownfaith to follow in their footsteps. Deborah introduced her friend and MUSC Neonatal RN coworker, Laureen, to Randy, and a lovestory was born. Randy and Laureen were married October 24, 1989. In 2001, Randy and Laureen moved with their two children, Matthew and Bethany, to Hendersonville, N.C. Randy's love of the mountains and outdoors was a driving factor for the move. The family moved close enough to the Pisgah Forest for Randy to be able to go fly fishing after work or on the weekends.He and his brother-in-law, Herbie, the duo affectionately called Frick & Frack, spent many hours tying flies and then casting them out on the rivers while solving the world's problems. Shortly after moving to Hendersonville, Randy entered the Catholic Church and then started formation to become a Secular Franciscan. His faith grew and led him to serve others through various groups and organizations. Alongside his family, Randy was a pivotal organizer and coordinator for the Bounty of Bethlehem for 12 years, providing countless meals and Christmas spirit to community members in need. While a parishioner at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, he was a CORE member of EDGE youth ministry. He was a member of Council #71844 of the Knights of Columbus. Randy and Laureen became members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church after Matthew, who was serving as Director of Faith Formation for the parish, recruited Randy and Bethany as catechists for faith formation classes and a new parish home was found. Randy was a CORE member for EDGE for several years at Sacred Heart as well as a lector. He and his son spent a week this July at Life Teen's Camp Covecrest, each with their youth groups from their home parishes.Randy is preceded in death by his parents, Horace Randolph Hair and Faye Baker Hair, and his son, Matthew Randolph Hair, on September 3, 2021. Randy is survived by his wife, Laureen; daughter, Bethany; sister, Deborah and her husband, Herbie, and their sons, Justin and Blake; great-niece, Wren; and numerous cousins in South Carolina.A funeral will be held for Randy and Matthew on September 22, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Brevard, N.C. at 10 a.m. It will be held outdoors, so attendees should bring a campchair to sit on. The funeral will also be livestreamed on the parish's Facebook Group page. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the youth programs at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visit our guestbook at legacy.com/obituaries/charleston
Published by Charleston Post & Courier from Sep. 19 to Sep. 20, 2021.