Randall L. “Randy” Bashore, 69, Warsaw, passed away Saturday, March 27, 2021, at his home.
Randy was born Aug. 28, 1951, in Wabash, to Ted L. and D. Joann Cook Bashore. He was one of four children.
At the age of 16, Randy started working for Peabody Seating Company in North Manchester and worked there for nine years before taking a job at Zimmer Incorporated, Warsaw, in 1976. He started as a janitor, but through hard work and determination, Randy worked his way up to senior tool engineer during his 41 years at Zimmer. While working, Randy completed his associate degree in engineering from Ivy Tech. During his time at Zimmer, he traveled to several places helping different companies with their machining needs and problems before retiring in 2017 from Zimmer Biomet.
In his younger years, Randy was part of the American Freedom Band with his future brother-in-law, Terry Johnson. He helped with the sound and lighting for shows. On Feb. 10, 1978, Randy’s life changed forever when he married Kathy Quick. The two were married for 43 years and had two sons, Jody Torpy and Randy Bashore Jr. Randy was always there encouraging his children growing up. From being a Boy Scouts Leader to Motocross, Randy always wanted the best for his sons, wife, and family. He and Kathy enjoyed their time traveling as well. They especially enjoyed their trips to Tennessee, Florida, Michigan and Hawaii. Randy also loved his time watching Motor Trend, Pittsburgh Steelers and NASCAR, especially before Jeff Gordan retired.
Randy’s family and friends will always remember his outgoing personality. He never knew a stranger and often struck up conversations with people he didn’t know, only to have them become friends. He could talk about anything from football and NASCAR to tooling and many other topics.
The loving memory of Randy Bashore will be forever cherished by his mother, D. Joann Bashore, North Manchester; wife, Kathy Bashore, Warsaw; sons, Jody Bashore, Warsaw; and Randy (Jessica) Bashore Jr., Fort Wayne; brother, Ron (Susan) Bashore, Warsaw; sister, Pam Johnson, North Manchester; sister-in-law, Marie Quick, North Manchester; granddaughter, Brittany Bashore, Fort Wayne; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Randy was preceded in death by his father, Ted L. Bashore; sister, Sandra K. Rogers; brothers-in-law, Terry Johnson, Bob Quick and Randy Rogers; and nephew, Sean Quick.
Family and friends may call Thursday, April 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 Ind. 114 West, North Manchester. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 2, 2021 at 11 a.m. with calling beginning at 10 a.m. at McKee Mortuary. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate.
The family of Randy L. Bashore has entrusted McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, with final arrangements.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Randy L. Bashore, memorial contributions may be made to the Kosciusko County Cancer Care Fund, 1515 Provident Drive, Ste 130, Warsaw, IN 46580.