Randall “Randy” Gene Smith, 61, of Hot Springs, SD, passed away, Sunday, September 12, 2021, at his home with family by his side. Randy was born March 11, 1960, in Scottsbluff, NE, to Norman “Bud” and Margie “Ann” Smith. He graduated in 1978 from Bridgeport high school and shortly after worked for Burlington Northern Railroad for 5 years. He then enlisted in the United States Army, where he specialized in Telecommunications. Upon his honorable discharge from the Army, Randy attended the University of Northern Colorado where he earned a degree in Technical Journalism. After completing his degree, he decided to return to the railroad, where he retired as an Engineer in 2019.