After a valiant battle with aggressive brain and lung cancer, Jimmy Randall Ensley (Lowman), aka, Randall Rutledge, of Chatsworth, Georgia, passed away on November 5, 2022, at the age of 61. He was born on August 23, 1961, in Calhoun, Georgia, the only son of Ray Bradley Ensley of Chatsworth, Georgia, and Ida Ruth Anderson of Calhoun, Georgia.
He leaves behind his wife, Suzanne Rutledge of Chatsworth, Georgia; his mother Ida Ruth Anderson of Calhoun, Georgia; his half-brother, Ricky Rutledge of Calhoun, Georgia; a half-brother Gregg and sister-in-law Tonia Lowman of Cartersville, Georgia; a half-brother Clelon Dale and Lynn Lowman of Plainville, Georgia.
Randall is survived by three sons: Jimmy, Billy, and Christopher Ensley, and their mother, Carrie Hobbs, all of Dalton, Georgia. Randall is also survived by a son, Timothy Holtzclaw, and his mother Tina Bell of Sugar Valley, Georgia. He has two granddaughters, Adalyn Marie Ensley of Calhoun, Georgia and Kali Nelson of Sugar Valley, Georgia.
His family included cousins Barbara and Danny Ensley, Jr., his Uncle Danny Ensley and his Aunt Nellie Ensley, all of Chatsworth, Georgia. Cousins Brent and Bronwyn Rutledge and cousin April Young as well as numerous family members in the Calhoun and Chatsworth area.
Randall is also survived by his stepsons, Matthew Frazier of Costa Mesa, California; Gregory Frazier of Thousand Oaks, California; Luke Frazier of Chatsworth, Georgia; and a step-daughter, Kimberly and son-in-law Marty Martinez of Thousand Oaks, California. Step-grandson Zachary Frazier of Simi Valley, California, and Ryan and Kalie Frazier of Weatherford, Texas; and a great grandson Lincoln Frazier of Weatherford, Texas. He is also survived by his mother-in-law Linda Chavez of Enid, Oklahoma, and nephew Eugene and his wife Erin Brooks of Fort Worth, Texas. He also leaves behind Samuel Isaac, a young man whom Randall mentored and grew to love and respect.
Proceeding Randall in passing are his grandfather, Mac and Grandmother, Mama Louis, of Rutledge of Resaca, Georgia; his Aunt Linda Young as well as his father, Ray Bradley Ensley and stepfather, Jack Lowman.
Randall attended Calhoun High School and started 40 years of studying martial arts in Calhoun, Georgia. During his many years of pursuit of martial arts, he studied under world renowned masters and won two international Taekwondo medals. Randall joined the Marines at 17, and after many foreign and domestic deployments with his enlistment complete, he located to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of working in movies. Randall acted in many movies and hundreds of commercials. Randall used his incredible imagination and talents to write screenplays, publish books, and perform and record country music.
Randall’s music and scripts have earned more than 60 international film and music awards as well as the title of International Recording Artist Hall of Fame in June 2020. One of Randall’s most cherished honors was being chosen as one of thirteen Americans to read President George W. Bush’s Proclamation for Patriots’ Day on September 11, 2002.
Randall was loved by so many for his positive outlook, generous spirit, and determination, and he inspired many. He never met a stranger that didn’t quickly become a friend. He had an incredible work ethic that will be forever remembered.
Viewing will be held at Thomas Funeral Home, 535 Red Bud Road, on Friday, November 11, 2022 from 5pm - 8pm; the staff of Thomas Funeral Home will facilitate. Services for Randall will be performed by Randall’s Pastor on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 12pm. A military burial will immediately follow the services at Damascus Cemetery in Calhoun, Georgia.
You may leave the family online condolences at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com
Thomas Funeral Home has proudly been entrusted with the care of Jimmy Randall Ensley (Lowman) aka Randall Rutledge.