Randall “Randy” Scott Whitesell, 61, entered eternal rest Monday, March 28, 2022. He was born July 31, 1961 at Denver, Colorado to Frank D. Whitesell and Carolyn (Yenter) Whitesell. Randy spent his elementary years growing up in Montezuma, Kansas. The family moved to Halstead, Kansas, where he graduated from Halstead High School with the Class of ‘79. Randy was a letterman of football, basketball, and the track & field teams. He also played the trombone as a member of the band and was a passionate journalist for the school paper, The “Echo.”
After high school, Randy attended Wichita State University (Go Shockers!) where he studied Journalism. Randy was also an avid bowler with several 300 games bowled with both hands. He truly enjoyed time with family and friends at the lake house. Randy also immensely enjoyed Poker Night with his buddies (Ed, Mark, Vernie, Al, Don and a host of others). He was a lifelong fan of sprint car, dirt track, and NASCAR racing and spent many Saturday nights at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas.
Randy worked for Wolters Kluwer as a Senior Software Quality Assurance Analyst for the past 23 years. Prior to his time with Wolters Kluwer he spent almost 20 years as a night manager of Thunderbird Bowl (Wichita, Kansas) then AYR Lanes (Liberal, Kansas)
On Dec. 23, 1990, Randy married Patricia Ann Hendrickson, (who preceded him in death in 2013). This marriage to Pat also blessed him with a daughter, Jerre, and eventually three grandsons. Chayton, TaKoda and Braelyn were his pride and joy. He loved following and attending each of their school sporting events and activities. One of his favorite past times was to video, edit, and share their successes.
Randy is survived by his daughter Jerre McCormack (Eric) of Haysville, Kansas; grandsons Chayton Jay, TaKoda Jay and Braelyn Jay; mother Carolyn Whitesell of Rose Hill, Kansas; brothers Shaun (Sandra, Laurelin, Jacob) Henryetta, Oklahoma; Stu (Kim, deceased, Madison, Hayden), Lone Tree, Colorado.
Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Friday, April 1 at Kaufman Funeral Home. Family will be present from 6:30 to 8 to greet friends. Funeral services will be at Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday April 2, 2022.
Memorials may be given to the Kansas Humane Society, in care of Kaufman Funeral Home.