William Randal Midkiff

Friday, March 8, 2019

William Randal Midkiff, of Rector, Ark., passed from the cares of this life on Tuesday March 5, 2019 at his residence. He was born on June 16, 1958, in the White Oak Community of Southeast Missouri to Lindol Midkiff and the late Freeda (Cavaness) Midkiff. Randal was a retired Deputy Sherriff for Dunklin County with 29 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Freeda Cavaness Midkiff; and one sister, Regena Midkiff. Randal is survived by his loving wife, JoKeaha Midkiff of Rector; his father, Lindol Midkiff of Kennett, Mo.; one son, William Kelby Midkiff and wife Gracie of Kennett; two daughters, Kellee Buford and husband Nic of Munford, Tenn. and Courtney Barker of Jonesboro Ark.; two sisters, Kim and Jim Eudy of Jonesboro and Karen and Brian Deck of Kennett; grandchildren, Klara Cope, Karter Buford, Ethan Calendar, Benjamin Colclasure, William Jackson Midkiff, Gage Barker and Chloe Jean Barker; along with a host of other special relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday March 8, at the Irby-Mitchell Funeral Home in Rector. Funeral Services will follow at 2 p.m. with Bro. Kenny Burns officiating. Burial is in Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector. Those who wish may sign the online guestbook at www.irbyfuneralhome.com or visit their Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rector FFA Chapter. The donations will be accepted at the funeral home.