Randall Martin Hadley of Ocean Springs, lovingly known as Randy, was a remarkable individual who touched the lives of those around him with unwavering devotion and selflessness. Born on March 11, 1959, in the town of Atmore, Alabama, and raised in Perdido. Randy's journey through life was one characterized by resilience, dedication, and an unwavering commitment to service.
On December 15, 2023, Randy passed away after a brief illness. However, even in this trying time, he was surrounded by his loving family, who provided him comfort and support until his final moments. His presence will be deeply missed, but his spirit will live on through the memories cherished by all those fortunate enough to have crossed paths with him.
From a young age, Randy displayed a natural curiosity and an insatiable thirst for adventure. After graduating from high school, he embarked on a path that would see him become a distinguished member of the United States Air Force. With great pride and honor, Randy served his country for 21 years and retired as a Master Sergeant from Keesler AFB.
Throughout his illustrious career in the Air Force, Randy specialized in communications. His exceptional skills and leadership qualities garnered much praise and admiration from his colleagues. Whether it was overseeing complex projects or ensuring seamless communication between different units, Randy executed his duties with precision and dedication. His career took him across the world.
After retiring from the military, Randy continued to make meaningful contributions to society as a project manager in the private sector. His wealth of experience and expertise were invaluable assets as he successfully navigated challenging projects with great finesse. His unwavering work ethic and exceptional attention to detail earned him the respect and admiration of both colleagues and clients alike.
Beyond his professional achievements, Randy found solace and joy in his hobbies and interests. He had an unyielding love for nature and enjoyed spending time fishing and hunting with his beloved family. There was nothing more fulfilling to him than driving his tractor or lending a helping hand to those in need. His warm-heartedness and willingness to assist others truly exemplified the kind of person he was.
Randy leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion. He was preceded in death by his father, Martin Hadley, as well as his paternal grandparents Luke and Dora Hadley and maternal grandparents Reese and Ruth McGill. He is survived by his loving and supportive wife of 41 years, Shirley Lathrop Hadley, his children Kristophor Lathrop (Bella), Leslie Hadley, and Jason Lathrop (Maria) will forever carry his memory in their hearts.
Randy was also a dedicated and caring son to Glennis Hadley, who supported him throughout his life's journey. His profound impact extended to future generations through his grandchildren: Sergio Lathrop Deleon, Adyson Hadley Morrell, Hayden Hadley Morrell, Logan Hadley Morrell, Samual Lathrop Deleon, and Nolen Lathrop will miss his pearls of wisdom and strong presence.
In addition to his immediate family, Randy is survived by his siblings Debra Hammami (Shafik), Julia Bryant (Harry), Timothy Hadley (Ruby), and Phillip Hadley (Rhonda). Their bond as a family was unbreakable and served as a testament to the love and strength instilled within them by their parents.
As we bid farewell to this extraordinary individual, let us remember Randy's unwavering dedication to service, profound kindness toward others, and boundless love for his family. May we find solace in knowing that he lived a life filled with purpose and touched the lives of many along the way.
May you rest in eternal peace, Randy Hadley. Your presence will forever be cherished, and your legacy will continue to inspire us all.
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