Obituary: Randolph “Randy” Hudson Millar

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Randy Millar entered into eternal rest the afternoon of September 27, 2020 with his wife of 31 years by his side. He was born in Cullman, Alabama to Hudson “Dusty” Millar and Helen Vogel Millar January 31, 1951.  

Randy’s greatest legacy is his children and grandchildren with whom, he always took great pride. He was a proud dad whenever he talked about his children, and the adults they had become.  He was affectionately known as ” Pop” to his two grandsons.  

As a teenager, Randy played the role of Santa for serval years at the annual Childhaven Orphanage (now Childhaven Child Home) Christmas party. Later in life he took every opportunity to help those in need serving the United Way for 21-years in various capacities. He was also active in the Chamber of Commerce and was a member of Cullman First Baptist Church.  

Randy attended Cullman High School then transferred to Woodward Military Academy and graduated Class of 1969. His Bachelor’s degree was from Vanderbilt University, 1973.  

His career spanned six decades. As a child he began janitorial duties at his father’ s radio station WKUL later WXXR and by 13 was the host DJ of the ever-popular Dixie-A-Go-Go Show. After college he was involved in all aspects of radio management, from president and CEO of Indian River Broadcasting company, to brokering (selling) broadcast stations and aiding in the development of radio satellite automation.   

Returning to Cullman in 1988, Randy capitalized on his vast computer programming knowledge engaging in computer software development. Randy was the founder of C-RAE® software, a software program used by District Attorney offices throughout Alabama. He also founded Computer Partners, Inc. a computer network and software support company.   

One of his gratifications in life was mentoring staff members and watching them excel beyond their work with his company. He was profoundly proud of their accomplishments.  

His comforting presence, big smile and rich laugh will be greatly missed by his family and friends.  

A private family memorial service was held at Cullman First Baptist Church October 24, 2020 with Pastor Tom Ritcher and Dr. Edwin Hayes officiating.  

The family asks that if you would like to honor Randy’s life, please do so by gifting Childhaven Child Home, PO Box 2070 or Cullman Caring for Kids, PO Box 698, Cullman, AL 35056  

Randy was pre-deceased by his parents. He is survived by his wife Cynthia, son Robert of Alpharetta, GA; daughter Diana (James) Gore; grandsons Caleb and Camden of Dawsonville, GA; daughter Natalie (Blake) Jackson of Tuscaloosa, AL; brothers Dr. Gregory (Tracy) Millar of Madison, AL; Jeffrey (Nancy) Millar of McAllen, TX; stepmother Katherine G. Millar of Florida.