Carl R. "Randy" Boles Sr., a retired security expert who was a fan of classic Western movies, died Sunday of complications from
The son of a sheet metal worker and a homemaker, Carl Randolph Boles Sr. was born in
Mr. Boles, who did not attend high school, went to work setting type for a newspaper before following his father to
In 1962, while continuing to work at Sparrows Point, he began a second job as a cemetery worker at Moreland Memorial Park Cemetery in
He later became caretaker at B'nai Israel Cemetery in Northeast Baltimore and at United Hebrew Cemetery on Washington Boulevard.
Mr. Boles changed careers when he joined the security team at a Montgomery Ward department store.
In 1982, he took a job in security at the
A Jessup resident, Mr. Boles was a collector of firearms and was a member of the
"He was a cowboy at heart," said his son, Carl R. Boles Jr. of Laurel.
Mr. Boles donated his body to the Maryland Anatomy Board, family members said.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at
In addition to his son, Mr. Boles is survived by his wife of 51 years, the former Diane Ruth Young; three sisters, Norma "Sis" Beverage, Cathy Benson and Bonnie Simons, all of