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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