Randal “Randy” Lee Huber, son of the late Ronald Kent and Lillian Suchonic Huber was born on April 26th, 1956, in Miami, Florida. He passed away surrounded by his family, after a brief illness on June 2nd, 2023. He was a resident of Gilbert, SC.
He is survived by his loving wife, Susan Price Huber; his children, Meredith Lyle Reynolds (Thomas Little), Randal Lee Huber, Jr., Amy Lauren Huber; and their mother, Julie Lyle Johnson. He is also survived by his brother, Ronnie Huber (Julie) of Pendleton, SC, Regina “Reggie” Metts (William) of Branchville, SC, and Robbie Huber (Terri) of Denmark, SC.; and grandchildren, Christopher Owen, Coraline “Coco” and Thomas Franklin (T.J.); nieces, nephews, many friends and his many animal kids.
Randy graduated from Orangeburg-Wilkerson High School in May 1974 where he was a member of the football and baseball teams. He enlisted in the Navy in 1974 and was stationed on the USS George C. Marshall SSBN654 BLUE for Navy Submarine School in Groton, Connecticut. He was appointed Hospital Corpsman Second Class (E-5), In-flight Medical Specialist and Search and Rescue Team. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, he joined the Beaufort County Emergency Service and Hilton Head Hospital team as an EMT and later worked as a Firefighter at Sea Pines Forest Beach Fire Department.
On May 5th, 1978, he received recognition of Meritorious Service as a member of the MCAS BEAUFORT (SAR) unit for displaying outstanding professional skill and technique during a successful rescue of Capt. W.W. Moore, USMC, who ejected from his aircraft 70 miles East/Southeast of Beaufort, SC because of an in-flight fire followed by an explosion. The rescue was particularly hazardous because of treacherous conditions caused by a rough sea state.
Most of Randy’s post military career was with the family business, Morehouse Huber, Inc. in both Lexington and Orangeburg. He was instrumental in building the business in Lexington, and was known for his dedication, perseverance, and integrity. He was loved by many of his customers and co-workers.
Randy was a member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church in Lexington, SC and served as a head usher.
Randy had a passion for golf. He won many coaches of the year awards with Garnell McDonald Irmo Chapin Golf Tour, where he and his son, Lee played together regularly. He was a long-standing member of Ponderosa Country Club in Leesville, SC and served on the Board of Directors.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Orangeburg SPCA: https://orangeburgspca.org or another animal rescue group;St. Jude Children's Research Hospital www.stjude.org; or Tunnel to Towers Foundation www.t2t.org
The family of Randy wishes to extend our sincere thanks for the support from the St. Stephens Lutheran Church family, the tenacity and compassion of the staff at Lexington Medical Center, and the unwavering strength and support of faithful friends who have shown an outpouring of love.
Anyone who knows Randy, his love for life, infectious humor, passion for golf, family, friends, animals and his yard has been permanently marked by his fingerprints and footprints on their lives.
A celebration of life service will be held at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, 119 N Church St. Lexington, SC 29072 on Saturday, June 24th, 2023, at 3:00 PM.
Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel, is assisting the family.