Randy “Beanie” Logan Tallent, 66, of Asheville, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at the Care Partners Solace Center in Asheville after a decline in health due to ALS.
Born in Franklin, NC on August 15, 1955, he was preceded in death by his mother Annie Maud Burnette Tallent, his father Jack Logan Tallent, and his brother Billy Tallent.
He is survived by his sister, Clydia Huscusson (Jim) and brother Mike “Box” Tallent, both of Franklin, and many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
Randy graduated from Franklin High School in 1973 and while there was an excellent athlete, enjoying playing his favorite game of baseball. Upon high school graduation he eventually went to work for the NC Department of Transportation, and moved to Asheville soon after. After 32 years with the DOT, he retired and began volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.
He became a Mason and was a Past Master of Hominy Lodge # 491 AF&AM. He was also a member of Oasis Temple, joining the Mountain Buggies and the Oasis Hospital Tripsters. He transported many children to Shriners Hospitals for crippled and burned children.
He was a faithful member of Oak Hill United Methodist Church in Candler, NC and participated in many of the churches' activities. Randy loved serving the Lord and helping those in need. May his love and compassion to others be an example of how we should love one another every day. He will be dearly missed.
A memorial service will be held at 5 PM on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at Oak Hill United Methodist Church, 277 Oak Hill Rd, Candler, with Pastor Glenda Hayner officiating. The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday from 3:30 till 5:00 PM.
A memorial graveside service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Tellico Baptist Church Cemetery, 2300 Tellico Rd, Franklin, with graveside Masonic funeral services provided by his brothers at Hominy Lodge.
Anders-Rice Funeral Home in assisting the family with services.
In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation in Randy's memory to Oasis Shrine Hospital, 604 Doug Mayes Place, Charlotte, NC 28262 or through the Shriners Children's online donation site, lovetotherescue.org.