Randall E. McGinley
Randall E. McGinley, 60, of St. Joseph, Missouri, died Sunday, September 19, 2010, after a battle with malignant melanoma.
Randy was born in Bethany, Missouri on June 2, 1950, to Max and Dorothy (Fowler) McGinley of Albany. He graduated from Albany High School in 1968, attended Northwest Missouri State University, and served in the Missouri National Guard during the Vietnam War. Randy entered the car business as a young man, and quickly discovered what was to be his calling in life. He owned and operated McGinley Ford in Albany for several years, and later spent many years managing Vic Auto Plaza in St. Joseph.
As an adult, Randy obtained a degree in Criminal Justice from Missouri Western State College. Following his graduation, he became the Security Manager and later managed the Fine Jewelry department at JCPenney. Ultimately, though, Randy returned to his first love, the car business, selling cars up to the final months of his life.
Randy was an avid fisherman, whether at Lake Taneycomo or Table Rock Lake in the Missouri Ozarks, or in ponds around the northwest Missouri area. He was a lifetime member of Disciples of Christ churches in Albany and St. Joseph, most recently Wyatt Park Christian, and served for many years as a deacon and elder. Randy loved his family very much and had a wide circle of lifelong friends among whom he will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his mother Dorothy McGinley of Albany, daughters Molly (Ben) McClure of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Hillary (Brooks) Smith of Kansas City and their mother Sarah McGinley of Gladstone, brothers Roger McGinley of St. Joseph and Robert (Dixie) McGinley of Albany, and two grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at the Albany First Christian Church on Saturday, September 25, at 1:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at a reception immediately following the ceremony.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Valley Hope Association (www.valleyhope.org) or the First Christian Church of Albany, Missouri.