Randy Davis, who worked as a paramedic in Sebastian County for more than 30 years, died Tuesday due to complications from a stroke.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30 at the First Baptist Church in Greenwood with burial at Liberty Cemetery, according the McConnell Funeral Home’s website.
A viewing will be Thursday from 1 – 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church, where the family will visit with friends from 6 – 8 p.m., the website states.
He suffered a massive stroke on Nov. 24, according to Beck Yandell, Sebastian County Assessor.
“He was the light of our office,” Yandell said.
Davis was hired in 2011 as a business field auditor.
A Facebook page set up to keep loved ones informed about his condition. The following was posted on the page Tuesday:
“Today is a day we will always remember. Today is the day that my Dad went home to be with our Lord and Savior. It has been hard to understand, but we are holding on to just knowing its Gods Will. This man has touched so many lives over the years and seeing you all pull together in prayer is what kept him alive this long. If you knew my Dad, he was a fighter and I know he fought until his last breath to be with his family and friends. So I would like to thank everyone for what you have done for Dad and this family. You all are amazing. I know Dad would be proud to see the support he had these past few days. I ask that you continue to pray for this family. It will be hard not having him around. He is the LIGHT in this family. God Bless you all!”
Friends and loved ones have been leaving their prayers and condolences for his family on the social networking site.
Davis was a reserve deputy and one of first tactical medics to work for Sebastian County SWAT team, according to Investigator Philip Pevehouse. He joined the team in 1999.
Davis was 53-years-old. He is survived by his wife Bethany, two sons and four daughters. Read the full obituary.