Randall Parham - Austin Funeral & Cremation Services

Randall Walter “Randy” Parham

Born: April 23, 1955
Died: July 25, 2019
Current City: Nashville, Tennessee

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“"Not gone.....but only gone before To where love lives on evermore. Not lost....but only lost from sight As one who walks ahead at night. Not parted....only just apart In memory, kept close to heart. Not of the past,,,but now to be Apart of all eternity." Constance Graham Dear Jana, your heart must be so broken.Take time to grieve.”

margery mayer
Posted by: margery mayer - friend (Brentwood, TN) on Aug 04, 2019

“Jana, I send you my love and sympathy. May you be surrounded by family and friends to comfort and console you. Love never dies, it only sustains us forever. Carolyn Oehler”

Carolyn Oehler
Posted by: Carolyn Oehler - friend and client (Nashville, Tenn) on Aug 03, 2019

“Jana, Virginia and I send our sympathies for your tragic loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Greg and Virginia Richardson”

Greg Richardson
Posted by: Greg Richardson - Friend (Nashville, Tn) on Jul 31, 2019

“Jana, Jean and I express our heartfelt condolences to you. Please know how much we believe in prayer, and we are praying for you during this difficult time. Gary Dunsford”

Gary Dunsford
Posted by: Gary Dunsford - Client (Mt Juliet, TN) on Jul 31, 2019

“Randy was a business associate of mine for many years, and a man that I and many others admired and respected. Nashville and the development community have lost a talented and influential gentleman. Peace, prayers and blessings to the family.”

Wayne Lowman
Posted by: Wayne Lowman - Business Associate (Franklin, TN) on Jul 31, 2019

“Randy was a friend coworker and mentor. He supported me through many great days at work and through some challenging days. Although I haven’t seen him for almost two decades he continued to be an influence in my life. I am grateful I knew him and so sorry he has left us so soon.”

Betsye Prichard Walker
Posted by: Betsye Prichard Walker - friend in the 80’s worked together at MetroCenter (Silver Point, TN) on Jul 30, 2019

“Jana—although we can’t be there in person, we are there in spirit. We love you.”

Dianne McClintock. Martha Morgan
Posted by: Dianne McClintock. Martha Morgan - Client, friend (Goodlettsville, Tn) on Jul 30, 2019

“Sweet Jana, We are so deeply sorry for this huge loss. You & all of the family are in our thoughts & we wish you all peace & love I’m the days ahead. All of our love, Shelean & Barry”

Shelean & Barry
Posted by: Shelean & Barry - Friend (, ) on Jul 29, 2019

“Dear Jana, There are no words to convey my sorrow at your loss. You have my loving thoughts and prayers for both Randy and you. If there is anything that I can do to help you during this difficult period, please don't hesitate to call me. Warmest regards, Philip Tulimieri”

Philip Tulimieri
Posted by: Philip Tulimieri - Client & friend (Franklin, TN) on Jul 29, 2019

“I had the honor to work with Randy for 10 years. Not only did he teach me quite a bit about the industry, he was incredibly kind. We had some great, memorable talks during those years. He believed in my abilities, encouraged me on multiple occasions, and offered the kindest of words during difficult times. His legacy is not in his accomplishments, but in how he made people feel cared for and appreciated. And for this, he will be greatly missed by so many.”

Paula Swift
Posted by: Paula Swift - colleague (nashville, tn) on Jul 29, 2019

“I am missing my good friend.”

Jeff Bradford
Posted by: Jeff Bradford - friend (Nashville, TN) on Jul 29, 2019

“Jana, We are sending you our deepest condolences. Holding you in our thoughts and in our hearts.”

Fred Crawford & Maggie Parkes
Posted by: Fred Crawford & Maggie Parkes - Friend (Whittier, NC) on Jul 29, 2019

“Jana, Tammie and I are so very sorry to hear about Randy's passing. We hope that you and your family will feel the warmth of God's grace in the upcoming days and weeks as you deal with this great loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.”

Randy and Tammie McVay
Posted by: Randy and Tammie McVay - Friends (Ocala, Florida) on Jul 29, 2019

“Jana, I was shocked by this news. The outpouring of love and affection for Randy is a great testament to the goodness of the man. May you find comfort in this support and endure in the time that is ahead. I am so very sorry for your loss.”

James Bristol
Posted by: James Bristol - Business colleague (Nashville, TN) on Jul 29, 2019

“Dear Jana, My heart is just broken for you. Such a sudden passing of a good man. Please,know I’m holding you in my heart and prayers. Love, Joan”

Joan Thomas
Posted by: Joan Thomas - Friend (Nashville, TN) on Jul 29, 2019

“Dear Jana, We are so sorry. With confidence we know Randy is still in the palms of God’s hands, and he will also always continue to live within your heart. Mike and Debbie”

Mike and Debbie Magee
Posted by: Mike and Debbie Magee - Client (Brentwood, TN) on Jul 29, 2019

“I have been fortunate to know and work with Randy for the past 30+ years. We first met when I was Executive Director at Outlook Nashville when Randy worked with that Non-profit organization to locate property to build a new facility. When I left Outlook Nashville 29 years ago to become Executive Director at FiftyForward I was thrilled to learn that Randy was associated with FiftyForward. Randy quickly became our go to person for real estate transactions, of which there were many and often some were very complicated. He was actively involved in the transfer of the former AT&T building in Madison from the Memorial Foundation to become the FiftyForward Madison Station, the land transfer from the City of Brentwood to FiftyForward to provide the site for the FiftyForward Martin Center, the lease with Second Presbyterian Church to provide a site for FiftyForward Adult Day Services and Meals on Wheels, the renovation of the FiftyForward Donelson Station, the 40 year, dollar a year lease with the Tennessee State Fair board to provide the site for the FiftyForward Patricia Hart Building which houses the FiftyForward administrative offices and the FiftyForward Knowles Center. He also acted as FiftyForward's agent in the sale of the former Knowles Building to provide funding toward the construction of FiftyForward's new facilities. He developed the request for proposals and led the interviewing process to select architects and contractors for the FiftyForward Martin Center, the FiftyForward Patricia Hart Building and he and his partner Wood Caldwell led the negotiation for the operating agreement between FiftyForward and the YMCA to develop the Bellevue Family YMCA/FiftyForward JL Turner Center. He served as president of the board of FiftyForward and met his wonderful wife Jana through their mutual involvement with FiftyForward. I have learned so much from Randy over many years. He was my role model for how to negotiate complex business deals - he always stressed that "business is business" and that if you maintain your professionalism and respect for those you are dealing with that relationships will survive any adversarial positions that are taken along the way to achieving your goals. Randy was always caring and so humble that he refused to have FiftyForward honor him with the Crowning Achievement Award. In retrospect, it just occurred to me that the other awards he received from FiftyForward were bestowed without his prior knowledge. I loved watching Randy and Jana when they were together - the see how much they loved each other and what joy they shared. Jana and Randy - I love you both so very much. Janet”

Janet Jernigan
Posted by: Janet Jernigan - colleague and friend (Bradyville, TN) on Jul 29, 2019

“May God wrap this arms around you and give you comfort and peace. My heart is with you as I understand what you will be going through. Prayers... Debby”

Debby Yarbrough Smith
Posted by: Debby Yarbrough Smith - Client (Dyersburg, TN) on Jul 29, 2019

“Jana, I got the pleasure of sitting next to Randy at one of the dinners your firm hosted a couple of years ago. I could not have asked for better and more entertaining dinner conversation. Randy was such a wonderful person, very engaging and yet humble, and it was so apparent how very much he loved you! I am so sorry for your loss, and while I know nothing can substitute for his arms around you, I pray God fills the emptiness with His love and the knowledge you will see Randy again.”

Kim (Fredrickson) Cooney
Posted by: Kim (Fredrickson) Cooney - Friend (Nashville, TN) on Jul 29, 2019

“Jana,, We will miss Randy. What a gentleman he was and friends to all. We will keep both of you in our prayers.”

Jane and Ed marcoe
Posted by: Jane and Ed marcoe - neighbors and friends (Nashville, Tennessee) on Jul 29, 2019

“So very sorry to hear of this news....the Parham family is in my thoughts and prayers. -Lou”

Louis Croce
Posted by: Louis Croce - business associate (Garden City, new York) on Jul 29, 2019

“Jana you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you.”

Martha Morgan
Posted by: Martha Morgan - Friend (Goodlettsville, Tn) on Jul 28, 2019

“Jana, I am so very sorry for your loss. Randy will definitely be missed. Even though I had not seen Randy in years: I know he had a strong love for family, friends, community, and architecture! My heart goes out to you during this time and you are in our thoughts and prayers.”

Beth Gay
Posted by: Beth Gay - Friend from FRA and College days (Atlanta, GA) on Jul 27, 2019

“Jana, My heartfelt prayers to you. I am so sorry for your loss. Lisa Philllps-Jahnke”

Lisa Philllips-Jahnke
Posted by: Lisa Philllips-Jahnke - Classmate of Jana (Suffolk, Virginia) on Jul 27, 2019