Larry Randall, known internationally as "The Saxman" joined the saints in
heaven on Thursday, February 26, 2015. Larry passed peacefully in
the arms of his wife, Orlano, while on vacation in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
Memorial Service 2 PM Friday, Calvary
Church 4401 North State Highway Irving, TX 75038
Pastors Clark Ortiz, Jerry Hobbs and Weldon Burchett will officiate. Visitation/Reception
in Fellowship Hall following Memorial. Larry’s memory can be honored with
donations to www.JoshuaExperience.com for Rio Mission Crusade.
was 77 and resided in Irving, Texas. Larry was an ordained minister
in good standing with the Full Gospel Fellowship of Churches and Ministers
International. He and his wife, Orlano Randall headed the ministry of
Joshua Experience, God’s Big Band (www.JoshuaExperience.com)
Larry was born August 30, 1937 to parents Dale and Elizabeth Pigg. Larry’s mom and dad were musicians and teachers. Larry related stories
about his growing years that were full of fond memories of his mother’s
beautiful flower gardens, music, friends and his summers spent at Camp Cheley
in Estes Park, Colorado. Larry never lost his love for the Colorado
mountains. Larry attended North Texas State University for Music in
Larry was a world class musician and has played music with legends like Tony
Bennett, Al Hurt, Judy Garland, Pete Fountain, Bob Hope, and many
more. He was a lifetime member of the Big Beats for 58 years. The
Big Beats played music from the 50's 60's and 70's with fellow musicians, CW
Kendall, Earl Slocumb, Bobby Rambo, and Billy Mitchell.
Fifteen years ago, on a cruise ship in the Indian Ocean, God clearly spoke to
Larry’s heart, inspiring him to use his musical gifts for a higher purpose.
From this new vision “The Joshua Experience” was born, creating a new sound of
worship exalting the Lord Jesus Christ. From the quiet sounds of the clarinet
to the blast of the trumpets, this collection of professional big band
musicians and singers from a variety of backgrounds and denominations send
their message of faith, hope and love to all. Their mission is to take the
message of Christ’s salvation with this unique format throughout the world.
Larry’s heart was to lead people to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and
Larry met Orlano at a Bible study in a home in Euless, Texas. Larry did
not intend to ever marry again, but felt led of the Lord to pursue Orlano and
their marriage was truly a marriage made in heaven. He and Orlano had two
wedding dates because they were so ready to marry! Their formal wedding
was February 14, 2007 and their private wedding was January 25,
2007. He loved Orlano deeply as he did so very many people.
Finally, Larry took the Big Band on a mission trip to London in 2012 and has
plans for the band to go to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2015. His dream was
to be a part of winning souls to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
He and Orlano led weekly home church services for the past 4 ½ years. Larry’s
Bible studies are being posted on the Joshua Experience website for you to
Larry Randall lived large and loved his life, especially the last 15 years as
his walk with the Lord became his focus. God bless you all and thank you
for celebrating this wonderful man who touched so very, very many lives.
Larry was preceded in death by his precious father and mother, Dale and
Elizabeth Pigg and Stepmother Faye Pigg and sister Linda Pigg Schroeder.
Larry is survived by his wife, Orlano Randall, his loving daughters, Kelly
Randall Moore and her husband Dean (Dallas, Texas), Kristin Randall Graham and
her husband Bobby and their son Lane (Castle Hills, Lewisville, Texas),
Jennifer Randall Allard and her husband Brian (Seminole, Florida.) Larry
is also survived by his stepdaughter, Monica Brown and her husband Jim and their
eight children (Bedford, Texas).