Randy Stoecker

Obituary of Randy Thomas Stoecker

Randy Stoecker, born December 23, 1950, passed into the presence of the Lord on Friday, March 8, 2019. The son of Fred and Madeline Stoecker, he grew up in Newcastle, WY. Following the call of God on his life, he attended Central Bible College in Springfield, MO, where he met and married Carol Hudspeth on May 28, 1971. Over the course of thirty years, they pastored growing churches in Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, South Dakota, and Minnesota. Randy served many years in Assemblies of God District leadership, and was a constant encouragement to many younger ministers. After leaving full-time ministry, Randy and Carol relocated to Nashville, where he enjoyed a second career in sales as well as working for the incredible ownership and staff of Sellars Funeral Home. Following the death of Carol in 2012, Randy married Shawna Gardner on April 6, 2014. In the final years of his life he loved nothing more than traveling with Shawna as well as attending many events in support of his children and grandchildren.


Randy was a proud member and Elder of Cornerstone Church, and was a friend to everyone he met; rejoicing loudly with those who rejoiced, and mourning deeply with those who mourned.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Rick and his wife, Carol. He leaves behind his wife, Shawna; his three children, Chad (Michelle) Stoecker, Amy (Chris) Foster, and Kelly (Bob) Bailey; and three step-children, Danielle (Jeffrey) Brewington, Tamara (Andrew) Calhoun, and Faith McCreery. He was also a proud grandfather to Chad, Cole, Megan, Dylan, Devon, Kacey, Dominic, Nevaeh, Aidan, and Elliot; and step-grandfather to Cole, Javon, Carlee, Rutledge, and CJ.


Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 14th at 1:00 pm at Cornerstone Church Nashville, 726 W Old Hickory Blvd, Madison, TN. Interment will follow the service at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens with Rod Link, Chad Ryan Stoecker, Cole Stoecker, Dylan Bailey, Devon Bailey, Dominic Foster, Jeffrey Brewington, Andrew Calhoun and Cole Brewington serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, March 13th from 5-8 pm at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.


Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, 2229 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122,  615-758-5459, obituary line 615-758-8818, www.sellarsfuneralservices.com