Headley, Rev. Randall W.


Randall Walter Headley, 70, of Port Allegany, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 at UPMC-Cole, Coudersport. He was an associate clergy member of the Western PA Conference who served churches in the Kane District from 1991 until his retirement from active ministry in July, 2017.

He was born March 9, 1948, in Tarentum, a son of Rev. William N. and Lois M. McLaughlin Headley. On Aug. 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 Duke Divinity School's 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  Shinglehouse, Ceres, Port Allegany (formerly Trinity UMC), Port Allegany Evangelical (now closed), Crosby, Riverside and Fishing Creek United Methodist churches, all in the Kane District.

Randy enjoyed sports, hunting and reading. He especially enjoyed being with people.

He served on the 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, as chaplain and on the board of directors of the Veterans Memorial Home Inc. of Port Allegany. He was a member of the NRA and AARP. A past president and a Paul Harris Fellow of the Port Allegany Rotary Club, he also was past chair of the board of the Cole Memorial Health Systems and was a volunteer chaplain at the hospital. He was named an honorary director of \ at the Cole Memorial annual meeting on Oct. 3, 2016.

Randy also was a past member of the Port Allegany Ambulance Service board of directors, the Port Allegany Borough Council, the Port Allegany Asbestos Advisory Committee and  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 was scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 26 in the Port Allegany United Methodist Church, 307 N. Main St., Port Allegany, where funeral services were set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27 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.