Randall Kent Colvin

  • Wednesday February 8, 2017
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Randall Kent Colvin

January 27, 1952 " January 30, 2017

Randall Kent Colvin was born in Shreveport, Louisiana January 27, 1952 and died in San Francisco January 30, 2017. After his undergraduate education (including a semester in Rome), Randy received his law degree in 1976 and practiced in New Orleans and Shreveport, where he was lead counsel to a regional trucking company. In his heyday as a lawyer he was proud to work for Roselyn Carter.

An AIDS diagnosis prompted his 1987 move to San Francisco for health and treatment options. But Randy loved everything about the city. He loved the warm weather and lived in the heart of the Castro. His first job was as a bartender at the old Lions Pub off Divisadero Street. He loved to hold court and talk about everything from politics to San Francisco's burgeoning music scene. His musical tastes included everything from adolescent choir practice, Jackson Browne, and heavy metal in his later years.

Randy enjoyed all the annual events that San Francisco had to offer and looked forward every year to attending the Haight Street Fair, the Folsom Street Fair, and the Frameline Film Festival. Randy had HIV for over 30 years and was a true survivor. He was in countless clinical trials for various drugs and treatments. He was always optimistic and never complained. Although he managed to avoid the internet his entire adult life, he kept up with current events via newspapers, magazines, and the news and always had an opinion about the current state of the world.

Randy is survived by his mother, Evelyn of Shreveport, and his many friends who will miss his wit, candor, and his knowledge about pop music. A celebration of Randy's life, via scattering some of his ashes, will take place next month. To be informed of the time and date please send an email to Chuck Louden: mailto:runchuck@pacbell.net.