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Melvin Grant Randall

09/06/1931 - 07/07/2017
Service Date: 07/17/2017
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 848 N. Westwood Street, Mesa, Arizona

The family of Melvin “Grant” Randall wishes to notify family and friends of his passing on July 7, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Martha Ann Ellsworth Randall, sons Michael Grant (Jacki), Melvin Daniel (Lisa) and John Dean (Belinda), 14 grandchildren, 53 great- grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren.

Mr. Randall was born in Pine, AZ on September 6, 1931 and came to Mesa, for school in 1946 to attend Mesa High School. He furthered his education at the University of Arizona and graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.  He eventually became a new and used auto dealer at Randall Rambler. He is best remembered for ownership of Randall AMC/Jeep, the #1 in volume sales for Jeep.

His love of auto racing began as a young man when he built his first “jalopy”. He and his family participated in drag racing, sports car racing and off-road racing. And many fun family memories were created at the races!

Grant, the son of Melvin Fuller Randall and Eva LaDean Grant had three brothers; Richard Burdett Randall, Walter Lyle (Skip) Randall and Rony Ray Randall.  All have preceded him in death.

Services will be on Monday, July 17, 2017 at the LDS Chapel at 848 N. Westwood St., Mesa, AZ  85201.  A viewing will be held at 9:00 am. prior to the funeral service at 10:00 am.


  • I love you so much Papa! ❤️ You have given me so many great childhood memories that I will pass on to my children! Granny I have been thinking about you so much and I wish I could be there to hug you! I love you so much Granny! 😘

  • Frank Beniche

    Very sad to hear this. While it has been a lot of years go by, love Grant and that family. Wonderful business and family man. God’s blessings to the family.

  • Jim Baldridge

    My condolences to the Randall family. As one of the many factory reps that called on the dealership, I always appreciated the kindness and consideration Grant showed us field guys. He always went out of his way to help us out. I enjoyed hearing his ideas and he’s the only dealer I knew, whose memo pad was graph paper. He was always designing something new and he was innovative before it was cool. I’m happy to see that he lived a long life and I’m sure he enjoyed the heck out of those 69 grand kids. I’d say RIP but he’s probably redesigning the pearly gates or teaching the angels how to race in the desert. My prayers for his big family and best wishes.

  • Louann Reynolds

    My condolences to his family.

  • Dan and Stephanie Lundell

    So sorry for your loss. 😢 So hard to lose a husband, father and grandfather! We love you so much Martha!! ❤️

  • Last Uncle for me. Never got to know him very well but always loved his smiling face. As a child I could always feel that he was a nice uncle. Aunt Martha and uncle Grant always opened their heart and home to us. Our heart felt love goes out to you and the entire family. Aunt Martha we love you dearly and know that you will be with him again some day.

    • My condolences to the Randall family. As another former factory rep that called on the Randall dealership, I will always remember Grant as a big hearted guy who loved his family and his desert racing. May God bless

  • Danny it’s Kevin it’s been a while very sorry for your loss. I remember the first jeep my Dad got from your Dad a red cj must have been in 1968. I hope everyone is doing good as they can. Much love and Respect, kevin

  • I never knew Melvin but he is laid to rest right next to my daughter, Whitney Smith. I hope he and Whitney are now great friends and I hope his family and our family may cross paths at the cemetery some day soon. Maybe he’s taking her racing? She would love that.

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