Randy Lee Goodale, 63, longtime resident of Hays, died Thursday, April 30, 2020, at his home in Schoenchen, from a long complicated medical history.
He was born Aug. 26, 1956, in St. Francis to Max Alvin and Esther Delphine (Raile) Goodale. He was a 1974 graduate of St. Francis High School. He completed his education at Fort Hays State University, earning his degree in industrial technology.
He married Rainell Anderson on Sept. 24, 1977, in St. Francis. She preceded him in death March 2, 2017. They spent several years in Thornton, Colo., and St. Francis before returning to Hays. In 1989, he moved the family to California where they lived in Moreno Valley and Riverside. He taught at Sierra Middle School as the wood shop teacher from 1989 to 1992.
In 1992, he returned to Hays, where he taught and coached at Hays High School for 21 years. He taught industrial tech classes including metals and welding, drafting, woodworking and small engine mechanics. Often called “Mr. G” by his students, he was awarded USD 489’s Master Teacher of the Year 1997 to 1998. He retired in 2013. He enjoyed substitute teaching at Hays Middle School and HHS during his retirement.
His love for teaching youth carried on into his coaching as well, coaching every level from his sons’ t-ball teams to high school athletics. He was a head women’s basketball coach, volleyball and softball coach for HHS for many years. After his coaching years he continued to do the timing and score keeping for HHS soccer teams and line judge volleyball up until his retirement.
He was a member of the Hays First United Methodist Church and part of the Chapel Sunday School Class. He enjoyed serving as a host for the Sunday morning coffees.
He enjoyed sports, teaching, coaching, Bible study, the outdoors, bird hunting, cooking, photography, a good drum jam, his grandchildren and spending time with his family.
Survivors include two sons, Jeremy Goodale and wife, Jennifer, and Jerod Goodale and wife, Jessica, all of Hays; five grandchildren, Reanna, Riley, Lauryn, Lila and Anderson, all of Hays; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Ruth Bracelin and Joyce Black; and a brother, Sam Goodale.
A memorial service will be at a later at Hays First United Methodist Church. Cremation has taken place and inurnment in St. Francis Cemetery will be scheduled later this summer.
Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601, is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be left on Randy’s tribute page at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org