Chief Randall Glen Yeatman of Woodland, Mississippi, was born June 21, 1968, in Starkville, Mississippi, to the late Glen Sanford Yeatman and Charlie Mae Pinnix Yeatman. Randall passed away December 2, 2018. Chief Yeatman responded to an EMS call on the second floor of a two-story home on November 22, 2018. He came home that night, and in the early morning hours of November 23, 2018, he suffered a massive stroke. Chief Yeatman fought hard like he always did until December 2, 2018, when his Lord and savior called him home.
Chief Yeatman loved three things in his life. His love for Christ, the love of helping his fellow man in the fire service, and his love for his family. Chief Yeatman was also loved by his fellow man for the work he put into his community, his gift of never meeting a stranger, and for making people smile everywhere he went.
Chief Yeatman served in the fire service for over 20 years for the town and community of Woodland. He was a longtime member of the Mississippi Fire Chiefs Association and the Mississippi Fire Fighters Association.
Chief Yeatman was a member of the Amity Baptist Church in Sparta, Mississippi. He was a truck driver, where he also touched so many lives from North Carolina all the way to Texas where he made frequent hauls.
Chief Yeatman is survived by his mother, Charlie Mae Pinnix Yeatman; his son and current fire chief of Woodland, Glen ”Bo” Randall Yeatman II; and three grandchildren, Brodie Eli Yeatman, Zoey Belle Yeatman, and Sawyer Blayre Yeatman, whom he loved more than the fire service. He had two siblings who always looked up to their big brother, Fire Chief Johnathan Wayne Yeatman and Melinda Renee Yeatman Morgan.
In his 50 years of life, his biggest accomplishments were turning his life over to the Lord and taking pride in being a great fire chief. To know Chief Yeatman was truly a blessing, because he never met a stranger and he made every day the best he could.
On June 1, 2019, Chief Randall Yeatman was awarded the State of Mississippi Distinguished Service Commendation for his actions on November 22, 2018. Chief Randall Yeatman will be greatly missed by his family and friends and his community that he tirelessly served every day he could.