I'm Randy Willis. I've been hard to locate on the web since I sold my software company where you could locate me by my name.
So I developed a page of autobiographical information with dates, locations and pictures to get my name back on the internet.
That page was pretty dull, so I decided to have some fun with the pictures and the text - and that is what you are reading now.
About my picture. I tried one with a suit and tie, then one with a parrot and a lei, but they looked too normal. I found this picture in the basement from my Hawaii honeymoon with Irene a long, long time ago.
Scroll down to see a 2006 picture of me with Irene and our two daughters.
I have a form at the bottom of this page in case you want to contact me.
Randy Willis - Waco Texas
Randy Willis was born in Waco, Texas.
My picture was voted the 'Prettiest Baby' when I was in North Waco Elementary School.
I found out forty years later that I only won because my Mom stuffed the ballot jar with pennies.
One penny equalled one vote - this was a long time ago.
After matriculating from the sixth grade, I attended North Junior High School.
Randy Willis - Waco High School
Randy Willis graduated from Waco High School in 1971.
I attended Waco High School at the old location in downtown Waco.
I participated in activities such as student council, The Wacoan school newspaper, my church youth group at Herring Avenue Methodist Church, and basketball for the Waco High Tigers.
Here is a video I developed to commemorate the houses that built us - our Waco High school class of 1971 - many decades ago.
Randy Willis - Centenary College
Randy Willis attended Centenary College, Shreveport, Louisiana 1971-1972
I accepted a four year academic scholarship from Centenary College. The first letter I received at my dorm was a draft notice - college deferments had been discontinued to get the head count back up for Vietnam. Now I understood the implication of my low number in the draft lottery. This pretty much messed up my freshman year as I waited to be inducted.
Randy Willis - U.S. Army
Randy Willis drafted into U.S. Army 1972: stationed at Presidio in San Francisco, CA; honorable discharge 1974
After being drafted in June 1972, I trained at Fort Sam Houston Army Base in San Antonio, Texas. Their logo is Home of the Combat Medic, and that's what I became.
Vietnam was still the main destination for new recruits.
I got lucky - I was selected to go to the Letterman Army Instititute of Research (LAIR) and put in my two years at the Presidio Army Base in San Francisco.
Randy Willis - University of Texas at Austin
Randy Willis - University of Texas at Austin: B.A. 1977; M.B.A. 1978
I moved to Austin in the summer of 1974. Now college was fun, just like college is supposed to be.
After I received my B.A. in psychology, I cut off the beard, got a haircut, entered the Graduate School of Business and earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration in 1978.
Now I just needed to find a business to administer.
Randy Willis - Texas
Randy Willis currently lives in Texas with his wife Irene Willis and youngest daughter. Oldest daughter is in college.
Randy Willis married Irene Farley 1985.
Randy Willis lived in Irving & Valley Ranch, TX; then Marion OH; then Colleyville TX; then Chester NJ; Feb 2009 back in Dallas Fort Worth Texas.
Randy Willis Videos
I recorded our journey to the 2007 Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in New York City when we lived in New Jersey.
Click on the PLAY button in the image below to view the video.