Robert "Randy" Randell Prince

December 15, 1947 ~ November 2, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Robert "Randy" Prince Obituary

Robert Randell “Randy” Prince, 75, went to be with his heavenly father and to be reunited with his bride of 50 years, Karen on November 2, 2023.  He was born in Woodrow, Arkansas, on December 15, 1947, to Robert Denver Prince and Lillie Virginia Davis. 

Randy joined the Navy and while stationed in San Diego met the love of his life, Karen.  They married there in 1968.  Randy moved his “city girl” to Drasco and continued his career with the Navy in Okinawa.  They had four children; Daniel, Kevin, Alicia, and Di.  

Randy was an artist who was locally known as “The Swede,” the name he signed on all of his work.  Randy was recognized for his landscape and wildlife paintings on canvas, saws and sawblades, People magazine covers, or just anything that was in arms reach when he had any kind of pen, marker or pencil.  Nothing was off limits, even the Pope.  His work is treasured by those who were fortunate to receive a piece of his art.  Randy also created unique additions to the family home, including a large native rock shower room with an impressive waterfall, custom chicken coop and rerouting a creek to go through his yard just cause he got bored one day.  He dabbled in homemade wine (called Drasco Chateau).  If you drank it you probably did not remember too much of the rest of the night, it was pretty sneaky.  Randy, like his momma L.V., had a love for flowers and could grow just about anything.

After losing the love of his life, Randy spent the last few years working in his yard, painting, and “running the roads” with his buddy, Floyd.  They never found a Chinese buffet they couldn’t tackle.  “Papaw” spent time with his children and grandchildren and always showed up with a homemade cake in hand.

Randy was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Karen Troy Prince.  He is survived by his two sons and two daughters: Daniel Prince (Jenni), Kevin Prince (Becky), Alicia Maevers (Marc), and Di Prince (Tater and Tut).  He is also survived by his treasured sisters, Bobby Foust and Judy Norton.  “Papaw” leaves behind his grandchildren, Kinnison Prince, Tanner and Abby Prince, Terren Bunch, Chase and Baylee Maevers, and Emily and Hudson Haggard and his loyal dog, “Dog.”  Randy was also much loved by the extended family of his late wife.  

Pallbearers:  Darren Wells, Brett Benton, Mike Hooten, Justin Clark, Rodney Brown, and Spencer Edwards.

Honorary Pallbearers:  Jerry Rackley, Harold Conklin, Tip Lacy, Larry West, and Floyd Turney.


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November 6, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Heber Springs Funeral Home
1199 Wilburn Road ~ P.O. Box 778
Heber Springs, AR 72543

Funeral Service
November 6, 2023

2:00 PM
Heber Springs Funeral Home
1199 Wilburn Road ~ P.O. Box 778
Heber Springs, AR 72543

Interment following funeral service
November 6, 2023

Macedonia Cemetery, Arkansas, Drasco


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