Howard Randall Starnes, 67

Howard Randall Starnes, 67 of Elkhorn City, KY passed away Monday, July 25, 2016 at Pikeville Medical Center. Randall was born March 10, 1949 in Pikeville, KY to Lucille Rasnick Smith of Elkhorn City, KY and the late Howard Echol Starnes. Besides his father, Randall was preceded in death by one son, Terek Starnes and his stepfather, Kermit Smith, Jr. Along with his mother, Randall is survived by five sons, Mark (Julie) Starnes of Owensboro, KY, Tracy Starnes of Lexington, KY, Howard Grayson Tyler Starnes & Howard Randall Starnes, II both of Elkhorn City, KY and Nicholas Caine Starnes of Glasgow, KY; one daughter, Miranda Z. Starnes of Little Rock, AR; three grandchildren, Grayson Taylor Starnes, William Marshall Starnes & Aria Kate Mullins. Randall is also survived by one brother, Donnie Keith (Carolyn) Starnes of Pikeville, KY; nephews, Donnie K. Starnes, II & Kelly Austin Starnes and niece Kirsten (Paul) Starnes Huffman; great nephew, Carson Ryan Huffman & great niece, Madeline Brook Huffman. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 6-10PM at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 1PM from the chapel with Jason Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Dow Brooks Cemetery, Draffin, KY


  1. Steve Sloan says

    To Lucille, Donnie and the rest of the family:

    Kay and I would like to extend our heart felt sympathies for your loss. My heart sank when I heard the news of Randall’s passing. I know that after his awful accident his life was never the same and he was faced with so many challenges. However now, may he rest in peace. We will pray that God’s peace will also comfort you all during this difficult journey.

    I am also sorry that I was not to be there due to prior commitments I have here in Lexington today. However, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Steve and Kay Sloan

  2. Dana S. Smith says

    Lucille, I am so sorry for your loss, Jeremy heard about it this evening. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Jerri Justice says

    I’m sorry for your loss… Randall was a great judge and an even better attorney, and he was a wonderful person who will be terribly missed by many people… God bless you all…

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