Randall Clark Hackler passed away in his family's home in Norman, OK on November 24, 2017. Randy had been through a long struggle with cancer. His father Maurice Hackler died two days before, they walked together into the afterlife.
Randy was born April 3rd, 1954 in Wichita, Kansas to Maurice and Robbie Hackler. The family moved to Norman in 1959. He graduated from Norman High in 1972. Randy attended Oklahoma University and received his BFA in 1983 and his Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking in 1991.
Randy left Norman during the summers to travel. He woke up in his 1957 MGA convertible beneath the Grand Tetons in Jackson, WY one morning in 1974. He had found his place. For the rest of his life he would travel between the two very opposite worlds. He loved fly fishing and backpacked into the Wind River Range every year except two between 1982 and 2017, many times by himself. He took great care of everything he owned and used the same camp stove for every single trip.
Randy married Debby West on January 25th, 1987. Their daughter, Coral (Cory) Elise was born on June 10th, 1987. Every year on her birthday he would tell his beloved daughter that it was the anniversary of the best day of his life.
Randy was a true friend to many people. He was always good at staying in touch and he made a point to visit his friends across the country.
Predeceased by his mother, Robbie, and his father Maurice. He is survived by his daughter Coral Amayi and husband James-Garrett of Cochise, Arizona; sister Trudy Sickles and husband Don of Norman, Oklahoma; his niece Anne Maguire and husband Reed of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and his nephew Garrett Sickles of Denver, Colorado; along with several cousins.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests uploading a short story or video of your favorite memories of Randy to: www.randyhackler.com.
A celebration of life service will be held at Shevaun William's Photography studio at 221 E Main St, Norman, at 7 pm the evening of December 15, 2017, with an art gallery reception to follow.
Published on November 28, 2017