Dr. Randall “Randy” Gene Ezell passed away on Saturday February 24, 2018 following a short illness. He was born June 21, 1956 to Donald Gene Ezell and Lorene (Lowry) Ezell in Mexico, Missouri. On October 23, 1982 he married Janis Kay Knoetzel of Springfield, Missouri. He is survived by his loving wife Janis; son, Michael, of St. Louis, Missouri; daughter, Jennifer, of Washington, DC; brother, Joe (Brenda) Ezell, of Mexico, Missouri; his 3 nieces, Carley, Carole and Erin. 1 nephew, and 7 cousins.

Dr. Ezell was a 1974 graduate of Mexico High School where he excelled in multiple sports, earning state championship status in wrestling and track, a scholarship athlete at Oklahoma State University, and graduate of the University Of Missouri College Of Veterinary Medicine. In 1982, Dr. Ezell moved to Las Vegas to practice veterinary medicine.

Dr. Ezell enjoyed giving back to the veterinary profession through his long association with Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) where he served as Treasurer, Director and President. He was instrumental in the design and construction of WVC’s Oquendo Center, a premiere educational facility. In 2016, WVC honored Dr. Ezell by naming the 88th Annual Conference in his honor.

Dr. Ezell was a tireless mentor and educator, giving back to the field of veterinary medicine by sharing his love of caring for animals with countless young veterinarians, instilling in them the professionalism, compassion and dedication he showed every day.

His love, generosity, sense of humor and optimistic attitude on life will be greatly missed. He will be returned to his home state of Missouri as his final resting place, with a Memorial Service TBA.

A Celebration of Life will be held on March 7, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Oquendo Center, 2425 E. Oquendo Center, Las Vegas, NV.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the University Of Missouri, College Of Veterinary Medicine Student Scholarship Fund in his name.