Obituary of Dr. Randal Lee Fielder
Dr. Randal Lee Fielder In loving memory of Dr. Randal Lee Fielder who passed away on the 22nd of December 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on the 13th of August 1952 at the Red Cross Hospital in New Liskeard. He was the third of Graydon & Betty (Shepherdson) Fielder’s seven children. As a youth Randy attended New Liskeard Public and Secondary Schools. He earned the Boy Scouts of Canada’s highest award becoming a Queen Scout. After Secondary School he set his goal of becoming a medical doctor. While in university he joined the Canadian Militia and helped with security at the 1976 Olympics being held in Montreal, QC. For his next step on his educational journey, he studied at Medical School in Monterrey, Mexico, then moved to Charleston, West Virginia for his Family Practice designation. While in Monterrey, Mexico he met the love of his life, Enriqueta de Villarreal, and they were married on the 14th of August 1980. Randy is survived by his wife, Queta, and their children Kathy (Kyle Sekula), Wesley (Adriana Escobar), Marcy (Mike DeBotte), and grandchildren Austin, Lyla, and Grady Sekula. Also surviving Randy is his mother Betty, his sister-in-law Lynda, brothers Terry (Darnelly), Kent (Linda), Robert, Dwight, and sister Jaylyn as well as many nieces and nephews. Randy was predeceased by his father Graydon in 1998, brother Denny in 1992, sister-in-law Sandra in 2013; as well as grandparents Len and Lila (McFadyen) Fielder and Wesley and Ada (Johnston) Shepherdson. He was Board Certified then became a Fellow with the American Academy of Family Practice. He volunteered at the free medical clinic at St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Church in Hopkinsville, Kentucky for many years. He and his family then moved to Corpus Christi, Texas where he had a practice and helped to teach medical students. In his children’s words, “my heart aches as I long to hear his infectious laugh and see his tender smile just one more time. If you’d ever met my dad, you’d know him to be the most selfless, loving, kind-hearted man. He lit up a room and never met a stranger. He had a brilliant mind and a passion for history and story telling.” It has been a difficult journey with Alzheimer’s, and he can now Rest in Peace John 16:22 - “Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you. Funeral arrangements were in San Antonio on the 25th of January 2021.