Randolph Garland “Randy” Ensign ’49

Randolph Garland “Randy” Ensign ’49 died August 21, 2005. He built Ensco Supply from a small proprietorship into one of the nation’s top ten distributors of contractor and industrial supplies. He had been retired since he sold his business in 1988. In retirement, he founded Advantage Golf Works and operated it until earlier this year when he donated it to Goodwill Industries. He also had real estate interests in Asheboro and Cooleemee. He was past president of the Greensboro Sports Council and remained active in the organization. In recent years he had served regularly as one of the media hosts for the Atlantic Coast Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, as well as NCAA playoffs when they were played at the Greensboro Coliseum. He attended The Citadel for one year. He transferred to Davidson College in 1946 and graduated in 1949, earning a bachelor’s degree with major interests in economics, law and psychology. At Davidson he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, a cheerleader and member of the Pan Hellenic Council. He was a member of Centenary Church, a former teacher and superintendent of its Sunday school and was a certified lay speaker in the United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Angeline Thompson Ensign, 6100 W. Friendly Ave. Apt. 4201, Greensboro, N.C. 27410; son, R. G. Ensign, Jr., of Carolina Beach; daughter, Rebecca Ensign Sartore and husband, Steve, and grandsons Charlie and Parker Sartore of Greensboro; and brother, Chester O. Ensign, Jr., and wife Betty of Ft. Myers, Fla.. He was preceded in death by a son, James Thompson (Tommy) Ensign.