Randell Keith Whaley

Randell Keith Whaley
Randell Keith Whaley

Randell Keith Whaley, 81, of Amarillo, Texas passed away on July 6, 2023.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at Memorial Park Cemetery at Vega with Ray Whaley officiating. Memorial services will be at 3:00 P.M., Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at The Clairmont. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Randell was born in Comanche, Oklahoma on August 27, 1941, to John and Hazel Whaley. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas and was a part of the ROTC. After graduating, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served during the Vietnam War with ranks as a midshipman and captain. Randell flew E2A Radar Planes and would land on aircraft carriers. He also piloted his aircraft for weather checks to insure safe flying conditions before combat missions. After discharge from the Navy, he raised cattle in Southern Oklahoma for about seven years. He then used the GI Bill to go back to school where he received his master’s degree from East Texas. Randell worked as a teacher and a computer programmer. He taught computer programming in Beeville, Texas. He then went to work for a bank in Salt Lake City where he was their computer programmer. Randell moved a lot, especially when he practiced Scientology.

Randell was an accomplished author. He had authored 8 books and had one at the publisher. He loved to play the guitar and was a talented musician. He also enjoyed square dancing where he was a square dance caller.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Hazel Whaley; brother, Harry Whaley and wife Teresa; and sister-in-law, Ellen Whaley.

Survivors include his sister, June Robinson, of Clarendon, Texas; brothers, Wayne Whaley and wife Karen, of Edmond, Oklahoma, Ray Whaley and wife Oleta, of Adrian, Texas, and Larry Whaley, of Wichita Falls, Texas; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.

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3 Replies to “Randell Keith Whaley”

  1. Mine and my Families hearts go out to all of Randall’s family and many Friends.
    Randall was my first Cousin. Not even one bad memory on my part. All just super memories. My Mom, Ojuania and his Dad my Uncle John were Siblings.
    Our Papa Luke Whaley lived just 3 miles away from our farm, so I saw Randall quite a bit growing up when John and his family visited Oklahoma.
    I can hear Randall’s baritone voice today. Always pleasant. I wasn’t lucky enough to have been around Randall during his later career, but I know he had to be a great Speaker.
    The Whaley Family, we are both a part of is a Loving Family and I know He’s a tremendous loss to many.
    I’m so sorry and apologize that I can’t be at his funeral. But this Wednesday my heart will be heavy.

  2. Randall indeed lived a very colorful. I remember as a boy growing up in Adrian Raymond and Larry looked up to Randall. And rightfully so. Wow what a journey

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