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Obituary for Randall Albert Janow

Randall "Randy" Albert Janow, 68 of Cookeville, Tennessee passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2023, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, Tennessee.

Born Monday, November 7, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois, he was the son of the late Helen Janow.

Randy was extremely patriotic and loved his country and its Constitution. He served in the U. S. Navy for over 7 years and onboard the USS Downes and the USS Bowen as an Electrician's Mate Second Class. He sacrificed all, including his naval career in order to care for his son, Shawn. Randy worked as an electrician in the commercial new construction industry for many years and for several companies. He then transitioned to a tractor trailer truck driver and working mostly for Crete Trucking.
Randy sacrificed many things in his life to ensure the wellness and stability of his loved ones while never complaining about it. He adored his only granddaughter and so very proud of her many accomplishments, A/B student, dance, Beta Club, etc.. Randy was a very stubborn and awkwardly humorous in many other ways.
His last gift was the gift of life, he was an organ donor. He will be greatly missed by those that knew him.

Surviving are
Shawn Janow of Cookeville, TN.


Marsha Walker of Chattanooga, TN

Randy has chosen cremation and the family followed his wishes.
In lieu of flowers and plants. please consider making a donation for funeral expenses.

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