Randy Peter Tavernia, Jr., age 43, of Rutherfordton, passed away Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.
Randy was born Friday, September 9, 1977 in Spartanburg County, SC to Doris Potter Tavernia who resides in Forest City and the late Randy Tavernia, Sr. He worked as a truck driver and in the cabin construction industry for several years. Randy enjoyed motorcycles, golfing and football. He especially loved spending time with his children and was a “family man.”
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Bradley James Tavernia.
Besides his mother, those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Shasta Tavernia of Mauldin, SC; two children, Shawn Tavernia of Providence, Rhode Island and Elisabeth Tavernia of the home; three sisters, Dawn Greene (Jeff) of New Castle, Pennsylvania, Jamie Tavernia of Gastonia and Jennifer Tavernia (Paul Briggs) of Forest City. He is also survived by six nieces and nephews and a host of aunts and uncles.
A celebration of life will be conducted at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Riverside Baptist Church with Reverend Ted Blankenship and Reverend James Henson officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the church.
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