Randy Sullivan, Grounds
Randy Sullivan has been employed by Oxford Properties for 24 years. He is one of the two employees responsible for the grounds. He and his co-worker, Leo, keep things picked up, spruced up, and basically are up for whatever needs to be done.
As a co-worker, Randy is always willing to help others. He is the ultimate "team player" who goes above and beyond to get the job done. Randy is always willing to help with the extras such as family movies and Santa deliveries. He has a quick, easy to rouse, sense of humor and he can find laughter in most things.
Randy was born in Big Cove. Raised by his father and mother, who are now deceased, he has six sisters and three brothers. He is the oldest son. Randy attended school at Berkley and Owens Cross Roads, and graduated from New Hope High School where he also played basketball.
Married to Debra, they have two children, a daughter, Tasha, and a son, Jeffery. Randy says he enjoyed his children growing upâ€”especially the early daysâ€”and looks forward to someday having grandchildren. "I don't want to rush my children, but when they are ready, I will be too!"
Randy enjoys sportsâ€”football, baseball and his favoriteâ€”basketball. He is a devoted Alabama football fan and looks forward each year to the fall football season. Randy enjoys watching TV and listening to a wide variety of music ranging from jazz and blues to country. He also enjoys funny movies. Randy takes pleasure in family get-togethers and is especially close to his brother, Eli who lives in Texas.
In his free time, Randy likes to shoot basketball with friends, talk with his brother on the phone, detail his car, and attend sports events such as Stars baseball games or local rivalry high school football games. Randy also spends many Saturdays maintaining the gravesites of his parents and other relatives. Additionally, he enjoys "me time" where he can just kick back and relax!
Randy has travelled to a few states and hopes to visit his brother in Texas sometime soon. Speaking of travel reminded Randy of a trip to Atlanta many years ago. He and a friend went to see the Jackson 5 when Michael Jackson was about 17 years old. "It's hard to believe what a good performer he was, even at that age. He could really dance and sing. I will never forget that show."
When I asked what he sees himself doing in the future he replied, "If I stay healthy, when I retire I'd like to get a Gold Wing and just take off and see the United States. I think that would be a great way to enjoy myself in my retirement years!"