Harold M. (Randy) Randolph, 63, a photo interpreter who retired from the Defense Intelligence Agency in 1971 after 30 years of government service, died at Howard University Hospital Tuesday following a heart attack.

Mr. Randolph was born in Washington. He graduated from Dunbar High School in 1933 and from West Virginia State University in 1937. He began his government in 1941. He transferred to the DIA after the agency was formed and remained there until his retirement.

Mr. Randolph also ran a part-time catering service and had served as a waiter at the White House for large functions there. Since leaving the government, he had been a vulunteer at Kelly Miller Junior High School and also had worked briefly at Harmony Memorial Park and as a courier for Washington law firms.

He was reared as a member of the 19th Street Baptist Church. In 1962, he transferred his membership to the Hughes Memorial United Methodist Church. He was a Mason and a member of Corinthian Lodge No. 18. He also was a member of the West Virginia State Alumni Association, the Capitol View Civic Association, and the D.C. Automotive Club.

Survivors include his wife, Jean W., of the home in Washington; three daughters, Patricia R. Schwartz and Sharon R. Jessup, both of Washington, and Deborah A. Randolph, of Philadelphia; a brother, Leonard M., of Washington, and four grandsons.

The family suggest the expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the American Heart Association, or the NAACP. CAPTION: Picture, HAROLD M. RANDOLPH