Zimmerman-Randle, Cameron

Cameron Owen Zimmerman-Randle

December 8, 1983 - November 23, 2017

Cameron Owen Zimmerman-Randle was tragically taken from this world early Thanksgiving morning, November 23, 2017.  He died doing what he loved, riding his bike.  Cameron was born at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center on December 8, 1983 in Waco, Texas to Cynthia Randle Stephenson and Ervin Randle.  He was a lover of books, music, old movies and mostly of his wife, Lindsey.

Cameron grew up in North Texas and spent several years in Tampa, Florida while his father played in the NFL.  He attended games with his mother and while he had the DNA and size for football he found his passion in books.  A love fostered by his mother from a young age, Cameron was an intellectual, a lover of classic movies with quirky plots and unforeseeable endings.           

He attended Allen High School for four years before graduating from R.L Turner High School in 2002 after moving to Irving, Texas.  In March of 2003, Cameron joined the Army and served in South Korea and Egypt before he was honorably discharged at Ft. Lee, Virginia in March of 2007. After serving in the military, Cameron returned to Texas and spent time working and in his words “existing” until he met the love of his life, his lady friend, his Danger Girl, his soulmate, Lindsey. After first meeting in middle school, fate brought them together again on October 30, 2010.  Cameron got her attention with his smile and infectious charm.  His authenticity won her trust and her heart.  He made her laugh, wiped her tears, held her up and together they celebrated their biggest achievements.  Cameron spontaneously asked her to form an alliance on November 11, 2011; she pulled a ring from her purse and said yes. 

In 2012 they moved to Corpus Christi to attend college.  It was here that Cameron began his love affair with cycling.  On December 28, 2013, Cameron and Lindsey were married in McKinney, Texas.  Upon returning to Corpus Christi, Cameron earned his B.A in History with a minor in Journalism from Texas A&M Corpus Christi.  Following graduation, they moved to North Texas eventually settling in Wylie.  Cameron began working at The University of Texas at Dallas in the fall of 2015.  He reveled in his job as a Librarian Assistant III and was soon promoted to a Librarian Assistant IV, Supervisor. 

Cameron’s love of books supplied him with an expansive knowledge from physics to making Lindsey the perfect oatmeal.   He was beloved, cherished and irreplaceable.

Cameron is survived by his wife and soulmate, Lindsey Zimmerman-Randle of Wylie and their fur-babies, Noni and Sadie; mother, Cindy Stephenson of Dallas; parents, Ervin and Bridget Randle of Lawton, OK; brothers, Ben and wife, Cynthia Randle, Perry and wife, Andrea Randle, and Barron Stephenson; sisters, Lauren and husband, Julio Mora-Stephenson and Samantha Stephenson; parents in-law, Steve and Marilyn Satterfield; sister in-law, Jennifer and husband, Nathan Prall; brothers in-law, Blake Zimmerman, Ryan and wife, Rachel Zimmerman, and Chris Satterfield; nine nieces and nephews; and a host of extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Martha Randle; maternal grandparents, Ret Maj. Joseph Owen and MaryLea Hayhurst. 

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Saturday evening December 2, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Oh you big burning beautiful star, to know you passed through the dark and light sky. To feel the warmth of your face and the fire in your eyes. So brief and majestic... I hope to meet you wherever you have gone. Smiling burning that big beautiful smile. Starwind, December 27, 2017 Rest easy my brother in arms and as a 92M. We have it from here. I didn’t know you personally but we are family through the Army.
Rebecca Garcia, December 20, 2017 I'm just a stranger passing through. My condolences! I was reading a magazine in Lawton, Oklahoma and saw this incredibly beautiful family inside the pages and decided to look them up online to find out more about them when I came across this news. I do not know this family and yet find myself extremely proud of the dignity, grace, and class that they have brought to this area of Oklahoma. There are no words and we are sending Cameron's wife, his parents, and siblings all of our love. What a beautiful spirit and a beautiful smile. We are sending you peace, prayers, comfort and all positive energy right now with a big hug. Oklahoman, December 9, 2017 We, Epworth United Methodist Church congregation have been constantly praying for you. At a time of such tragic loss, there are no words to express the sorrow and pain you must feel. So, we fall silent, and pray to the One who comforts us in our darkest time - may you find some comfort in knowing that you are not alone and that we think of you often... Thank you for your courage, thank you for your resistance, thank you for your love for one another, thank you for inviting us to keep you in our hearts at this time. Anna Cho, December 6, 2017 On behalf of myself and the entire Melontree family, I pray that the grace of God comforts you and guides you through this painful time. Andrew R. Melontree Jr., December 5, 2017 I'm so sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you and your family Bobby Holts, December 3, 2017 Cameron will never be forgotten, he will live on in all of our hearts. <3 Alexandria Rice, December 2, 2017 The Reid family is keeping you in prayer. May God come to comfort you during this time. - Vicki, Jason, and Adrienne Adrienne Reid, December 1, 2017 Erv, So sorry for your loss. I pray and stand with you! Ralph Stockemer, December 1, 2017 Erv & Bridget, We are so sorry! There are no words. We are sending up prayers and love your way, but we know this does nothing to ease the heartache you’re going through now. Big hugs!!! We love y’all and always will! Love, Jessica & Shane Jessica House, December 1, 2017 Ervin this is very sad to hear. He sounds like he was a great son and I cannot imagine the loss you are feeling. Please take care and I do wish you, your family, and Cameron's wife the best in dealing with this loss. Kent Penney, November 30, 2017 Ervin, Bridget, Ben and Family, my heart breaks for you all, just want you to know you are all in my thoughts and prayers each day. God bless you all. Dawn Smith, November 30, 2017 Ervin , Bridget and family, there are no words ! May God cover you in the peace that passes all understanding . Much love and prayers for your comfort. Toni Capra Toni Capra , November 30, 2017 Ervin, Love You and your family, nothing right to say about any of this but that I am here for you in any way anytime. Vernon Vernon Morehead - Scott, November 29, 2017 Erv, Bridget, Benjamin, and family, Our sincere condolences for your family and all who knew and loved Cameron. It is heartbreaking to hear of your loss. Prayers for strength, peace, and comfort to you and your family. Sincerely, Tony and Chearlene Johnson Anthony and Chearlene Johnson, November 29, 2017 Ervin and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am praying that God comforts each of you and carries you through this journey. Just know we are all praying. Bethany
Bethany Fulton, November 28, 2017 To: Erv, Bridgette, and Family May the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Our prayers are with you and the family. KIm & Deborah Marshall, November 28, 2017 To Evin Randle and family, sending my deepest condolences, words can not express how sorry I am for the loss of your son. I'm praying that God will comfort and give you strength doing this difficult time. Member of class of 1981 Hearne High School.
Julia Bernice Morrison, November 28, 2017 We love you always, Tigerlily. -Lauren, Barron, and Samantha
Samantha Stephenson, November 28, 2017
Erv, Bridget and Family, There is so little one can say for such a tragedy as this... Our hearts and prayers go out to you and the entire family. Barry and Juanita Stephenson, November 28, 2017 He was a really good chap, and lightened up my day whenever I stopped by. He will be missed. Nicholas Zahabizadeh, November 27, 2017 I am a friend of Cindy's, and i would like to say that i am praying for your family and your loss, I pray that God keeps you covered in the name and that you stay strong as a family. Blessings and peace to you all!
Angela lester, November 27, 2017 I am so sorry for your loss. He was a lovely person. I hope you all find comfort during this difficult time, and you have my prayers. Kelse Pedigo , November 27, 2017 Lindsey, Words cannot express my sadness for you, and for your family, during this difficult time. I only met Cameron once, but what I saw was a light within him, a beautiful smile, and a personality that was unbelievably brilliant. My love and prayers go to you and to your family. Shannon Lewis Shannon Lewis, November 27, 2017 I will never forget when I first met Cameron, His smile, his attitude towards life, his ability to to put a smile on everyone's face, and his ability to make every situation better in his special way. He was just so goofy in so many wonderful ways . His love for my beautiful niece Lindsey was the kind of love we all search for in life . I am so honored to call him family and my friend. I will miss you . Michael Satterfield, November 27, 2017 Lindsey, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Johnnie and Ines Dudeck Johnnie and Ines Dudeck, November 27, 2017 So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Cameron’s loved ones during this difficult time. Mike and Nancy Zorn, November 26, 2017 Erv, Bridget - there are no words for something this tragic, especially now as we all are supposed to be giving thanks. I hope you find strength in each other and our God, and know that I am thinking of you and your entire family. My greatest sympathy for you all. Jenny Connally, November 26, 2017 Prayers for all at this time of sorrow. I cannot express how hurt and sad I feel. Bless you and may God hold you close and comfort you. All my love prayers and Strength.
Debra Jeffries, November 26, 2017
Lindsey, My heart is just breaking for you. I wish there was something to help take your pain away, but please know that I have been praying for you daily since this terrible event.. Almost every conversation you and I have had included some tidbit about Cameron and what a great guy he was. Although I never got to meet him personally, I have heard nothing but good things about your sweetheart. I hope you know that we are all here for anything you need. I’m just so very sorry. Debbie Jones Debbie Jones, November 26, 2017 Please accept our sincere condolences for this terrible loss. May his memory live on forever in all of our hearts. God Bless Ulises Duran, November 25, 2017 Mrs. Randall (please excuse my presumption, but I don't know your relationship status with Cameron), You don't know me. I was a soldier that served with Cameron in the Army at Fort Lee in Virginia. I'm writing to express my deepest sadness regarding his untimely and tragic death. He was truly a Titan among men. Cameron was the only one physically stronger than me in the unit; and he was also my intellectual superior as well (seeing as I saw him read and digest whole 500+ page novels and technical manuals in the span of less than a week and demonstrate perfect recall. A feat that always impressed me, and one that I have never been able to replicate.). No matter how dark or dire the circumstance, he was always one you felt better knowing that he was around to share in the hardships the military imposed. He was a rogue, a pirate, a Guinness master, a sharp wit, a fighter (if he believed in the cause), and a bright and clear stone in dark times: One of the funniest men I have ever known. The world is now dimmer in his absence. Even though he dropped out of contact after he left the military, I'm sure he is deeply and sorely missed for those closest to him. He was a rare specimen among men. I will drink a Guinness (and some Vodka) in his honor, and always carry the joy and adventures shared by the memory of him, close to me. With my deepest regrets and sadness, Jameson Weatherford
Jameson Weatherford, November 25, 2017 Erv, Sunshine and I are so sorry for you and your families loss. Joel Rogers, November 25, 2017 My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your Family. God Bless You all. David, November 25, 2017 So sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Candace Timmons , November 25, 2017 We are so very sorry for the loss of this beautiful soul. We know how much he was loved and what a blessing he was on earth to his family and friends. We are praying for a peace that only comes from God. Glen and Laura Lee Pirtle, November 25, 2017 I am so sorry for your loss. I'm sorry I never got to meet Cameron since all I hear are wonderful things. I know he lit up your face and so much love between. He was taken way too soon, but cherish the time together . It is very hard to lose a loved one but eventually you will remember the good times you spent in your short time together. You and the families are in my prayers. You are stronger than you realize and have great support from your family and friends. Susie Bartlemay, November 25, 2017 My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. May the love of God comfort and keep you and your family. Fred and Amanda Hall Fred Hall, November 25, 2017 Gone too soon, a man with a heart of gold... the world is now a little less awesome....you will be missed by many! God speed my friend.
Lindsey Nichols-Hernandez , November 24, 2017