In loving Memory Randy Dender


Randall “Randy” Evan Dender, 56, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2012 in Tallahassee. 

Randy was born February 18, 1956 in Nashville, TN, to Robert E. Dender and Barbara Don Dender and grew up in West Lafayette, Indiana. Randy married his high school sweetheart, Peggy Dender, on June 12, 1976, in West Lafayette, IN. 

Randy was preceded in his death by his father, Robert Dender. 

He is survived by his loving wife, Peggy Dender; two sons, Ryan (Ashley) Dender and Michael Dender; three grandchildren, Reed, Cade and Bailey Dender; mother, Barbara Dender; brothers, Robert Dender and Ronald Dender; and many nieces and nephews. 

Randy graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1981 with Honors. Randy used his degree and talents as an architect over the years working for other architects and builders and eventually owning and operating his own family business here in Tallahassee, Randall E. Dender, Architect-Builder, LLC, d/b/a Dender Remodeling & Construction. He loved the time he spent with his clients helping them remodel and repair their homes. Many of his clients became friends over the years. Randy leaves a legacy filled with faith, loyalty, honesty, decency and most importantly his love of family, which commends him to our memory as a great man.

Thank you for all the love and support from our clients and friends it means the world to us. Ryan has obtained his Florida State Certified Building Contractor’s License – CBC1259098.  He is looking forward to continuing the business with the vision that his father had instilled in him while working together for the last 6 years.