Jay L. Randle, 74, a former principal of Lackey High School in Indian Head who later was vice principal of Suitland Senior High in Suitland, died Nov. 13 at Fish Memorial Hospital in Deland, Fla., after a heart attack.

Mr. Randle, who lived in Deltona, Fla., was born in Pike's Creek, Pa. He took bachelor's and master's degrees in education at Western Maryland College in Westminster, Md. He served in the Army in Europe in World War II.

After the war, Mr. Randle taught in the Carroll County, Md., school system. In 1956, he moved to Indianhead to work in the Charles County schools and was principal of Lackey. In 1965, he joined the Prince George's school system and was vice principal of Suitland Senior High. He retired there in 1974 and moved to Florida.

Mr. Randle was a member of the Prince George's and Maryland state teachers associations and the National Education Association. He also was a member of the Lions Club and the Indianhead United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Jane, of Deltona; a son, Jay W. Randle, a teacher at the American University in Beirut, Lebanon; two brothers, Merle D., of Charlotte, N.C., and Ernest E., of Altadena, Calif., and three grandchildren.