Obituary of Randall Walter Headley
Port Allegany - Randall Walter Headley, 70, of Port Allegany, died Saturday (November 24, 2018) at UPMC-Cole, Coudersport.
He was born March 9, 1948 in Tarentum, PA, a son of Rev. William N. and Lois M. McLaughlin Headley. On August 31, 2002, in Shinglehouse, PA, he married Barbara S. Perkins, who survives.
Randy was a 1966 graduate of Kiski Area Senior High School (Vandergrift). He attended the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and The Divinity School at Duke University-Course of Study.
Randy served in the United States Marine Corps from 1968-1972, obtaining the rank of Sergeant.
Before becoming a Pastor, Rev. Headley was employed in sales, both retail and direct for many years.
Rev. Headley was a member of the Western PA Conference of the United Methodist Church since 1991. He served the following United Methodist Churches: Shinglehouse, Ceres, Port Allegany (formerly Trinity UMC), Port Allegany Evangelical (now closed), Crosby, Riverside and Fishing Creek, all in the Kane District of the UMC.
Randy enjoyed sports, hunting, and reading. He especially enjoyed being with people.
He was a member of the Western PA Conference of the United Methodist Church, past member of the Kane District Council, Kane District Building and Grounds Committee, the Board of Directors of the Kane District Union, the Port Allegany Ministerium (serving as President for many years), and the American Legion, serving as Chaplain and on the Board of Directors of the Veterans Memorial Home, Inc. of Port Allegany, the NRA and AARP. He was a past member of the Port Allegany Rotary Club (Past President and a Paul Harris Fellow), and had served on the Cole Memorial Health Systems Board of Directors (including serving as Chairperson of the Board, member of the Executive Committee, the Patient Safety Committee, the Public Relations Committee, Community Advisory Health Council), and served as a past Volunteer Chaplain at the hospital. He was named an Honorary Director of the Board at the Cole Memorial annual Meeting on October 3, 2016. He had also been a past member of the Port Allegany Ambulance Service Board of Directors, a past member of the Port Allegany Boro Council, a past member of the Port Allegany Asbestos Advisory Committee and a past member of the Port Allegany Economic Development Committee.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by:
Three daughters: Nicole (Steve) Fowler, Jaclyn (Aaron) Pearsall and Jennie (Dave) Norton
Two sons: Howard Wheeler and Justin (Jessica) Wheeler
Grandsons: Christian Amidon, Anderson Fowler, Grayson Pearsall and Jonathon Amidon
Granddaughters: Sidney Fowler, Hannah Wheeler, Erika Wheeler, Cali Wheeler, Sophia Komenda, Alessia Norton, Kinley Pearsall, Maddeline Norton and Crailynn Norton
Brother in law: Richard Nelson
And many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Nelson.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Port Allegany United Methodist Church, 307 N. Main St., Port Allegany, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 11 AM, with the Rev. Benjamin T. Zimmerman, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany. Military Honors will be accorded by the Port Allegany Honor Guard.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.