Randolf (Randy) Dickins III, vice-president of marketing at MedRx, Largo, Fla, passed away on August 22 following a boating accident and a lifelong love of the water. MedRx posted this announcement about his untimely death:
It is with great sadness that we announce the recent passing of our long-time friend and colleague Randy Dickins due to an unfortunate accident. Randy worked at MedRx for 19 years and was the very first employee ever hired by the company some 20 years ago. Many of you may remember Randy as the guy who always built the MedRx trade show booth at many of the state and national shows attended by the company. Randy was an avid boater, fisherman, and he truly loved and enjoyed his little Bichon Frisee dog, Cindi. He loved to work out at the gym and run to stay in shape. He will be missed dearly by those who knew and loved him.
Dickins helped MedRx Founder Ron Buck build MedRx to become one of the top special equipment manufacturers in the hearing industry, as well as in other fields. He was well known for his industry knowledge, friendly demeanor, and great sense of humor. He was also an avid fisherman who loved to spend time on his 22-foot Mako boat, the FITOA. He was a member of the Golden Triangle Fishing Club and the Rough Riders, and belonged to the Island Chapel in Terra Verde, Fla.
He is survived by a daughter, two grandchildren, and many close friends within and outside the hearing healthcare field. A service will be held August 29 at 10:30 AM at The Island Chapel in Tierra Verde, Fla, and a celebration of Dickins’ life will follow at Billy’s Stone Crab Seafood and Steaks, also in Tierra Verde. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) or the Island Chapel.