Randy R Willett

Profile Updated: December 24, 2019
Class of 1964
Residing In: Lakeland, FL USA
Spouse/Partner: Shannon - married 51 years Widowed June 24th, 2016 2:53pm
Children, Grandchildren: Two children:
Shawn, born 1966
Heather, born 1969
4 granddaughters
1 grandson
2 More…great granddaughters
Military Service: Coast Guard  
Occupation: Minister of the Gospel
Occupation/Career(s) Details:

construction: Framer, Baker, Newspaper, Military: Coast Guard, Unit Operator: American Oil, Moving & Storage Van lines, Manager: Auto Interior business, Under Ground cable layer for Power company, Condo manager, church ministry, retired

Different places I have lived:

Kansas, Colorado, California, Montana, Texas, Florida

Family history living in South Pasadena:

Came during Hell Week of football season and left after I graduated

School Memories:

Most of my memories I have probably made bigger than they were but enjoyed football , but not the head coach even though he helped me more than he knows and running track with coach Swift who taught me not to quit no matter the opposition. Lots of great guys and gals there but remember Art Cleary, Barry Howard, Bear Berigan and Cindy Creswell, and Robin Viney the most. I remember with horror watching myself on Tiger Tales and Grad nite was a first class experience.
Art Cleary became my first contact at So.Pas and good friend. He in turn introduced me to many others at school. One of those persons was Barry Howard. I will never forget Barry coming into the cafeteria, about two weeks into the school year with several girls clammering around him, wanting to buy his lunch. I was certainly impressed with his popularity and figured he was probably one that had been in the area awhile, being that I was the new guy. What a greater surprise I had when I discovered that Barry had only moved to So.Pas a few weeks before I did!! Barry had great charisma, that made many of us amazed and a bit envious. If he was Italian he would have been called Fonz!!

Milestones & Epiphanies:

The greatest thing that ever happen to me was when I was 19 years old and discovered that God was real, and I could have a personal relationship with Him through Jesus Christ. This has given me direction and purpose in my life and peace through every storm that has come my way. The second greatest thing is meeting my wife, Shannon and she has been a blessing to me for 51 years but passed away 2016! The third, are my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Trusting that they will continue to impact the lives of others making it a better world for tomorrow. Praying that they will somehow leave this world better than how we left it! But all these things are truly in God's hands and hope that anyone reading this has this understanding because of your Faith in Jesus Christ.

What's happening in my life now:

I retired to take care of my disabled wife, but she passed away June 24th, 2016! I do mission trips, help in my church and seek to let others know about the great loving God that I serve!

Pastimes & Hobbies:

Then - At Perone's poolhall with Howard to get enough money up for a night out.

Now - Golf, Lifting weights, competing in the Polk County Senior Games

Favorite Music, Songs, Bands

Beatles at the time but only Gospel now.

Favorite Books, Magazines, Movies, TV etc:

Don't Waste your life - John Piper
Morning & Evening with Charles Spurgeon
Everything you Need-Dr. David Jeremiah

Randy R's Recent Comments

Jun 27, 2019 at 11:49 AM

As the years have gone by, most of the students that I could converse with have passed away and the few that are left, aren't on this site. I was at South Pas for a very short time so I didn't get to know very many of you! Blessings!

Posted: Jun 27, 2019 at 11:41 AM