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Sunday January 19th, 2014
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Eugene Handy

Eugene Handy, 88, of Antwerp,  passed away Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home.

Gene was born in Rockhaven, KY on June 3, 1925, a son of the late Annie (Lewis) and Volney  Handy.

He served in the U.S. Navy as a Fireman 1st Class in WW II; was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the VFW, & American Legion. Having worked in woodwire & metal lathing, Gene was a member of the Carpenters Union Local #32.  

On Nov 22, 1946 Gene married Cara Lou Lichty.

Gene will be sadly missed by his wife, Cara Lou; daughters, Carol (Michael) Brown of Findlay, Ava (Hazen) Kennedy & Linda (Roland "Pudge") Kennedy both of Antwerp; 9 grandchildren & 17 great grandchildren, with another expected in June.

Also preceding him in death are his daughter & son-in-law, Marcia & Phil Helms; siblings, Pearl Cravens, Thelma Handy, Josephine Maynard, Elizabeth Creasy, Herbert, Buford, Frank & Willliam Handy.      

His service is Monday at 10 am with viewing one hour prior at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp, where viewing is also Sunday, 2-6 pm.

He will be laid to rest at Maumee Cemetery.

Memorials are to Fountain of Faith Free Clinic.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

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Sending our deepest sympathy from Georgia to Ohio in this time of sadness.  We were so pleased to have met Gene when we had lunch with Cara Lou, Bud, Betty, and him a few years ago when we were visiting up North.  He seemed to be such a nice man with a gentle soul.  Our thoughts are with the rest of the family, especially our cousin Cara Lou and daughters.

Donna Lichty Baker & Carol Lichty Hill Feb 15 2014 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss.  I remember Gene when I delivered meals.  He would always meet me with a huge smile and open the door for me.
He was such a sweet guy.

Rita Gross Jan 20 2014 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Gene, he was a great guy. Prayers!

Vanice martenies Jan 19 2014 12:00 AM

Cara Lou and Family,
Gene will be missed by all who knew him.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bud, Ruth and Family

Bud Watson Family Jan 18 2014 12:00 AM

Dear Aunt Lou, Carol, Ava, and Linda,  I am so sorry for your loss.  I know it was a long hard battle that Uncle Gene suffered and all of you as well.  My heart goes out to you.  Sending lots of love your way.
Jackie & Michael

Jackie Mulvey Jan 18 2014 12:00 AM

Sorry to read about your dads passing.  I always remember him coming to the track and cross country meets when my boys were in high school.  I always enjoyed talking to him there -- great guy.

Larry Friend Jan 18 2014 12:00 AM

Cara Lou and family, I'm sad to read of Gene this morning. It's hard to lose a loved one but much harder to see them suffer. God will bless all of you.

Helen Livinston Jan 17 2014 12:00 AM

Dear Mrs. Handy, Linda and others......we were sorry to learn of your Husband and Father's death....and while we didn't know him personally, we can certainly understand your heart ache.  May God comfort all of you at this difficult time. You have our sympathy, Jim and Vicki Hooker, Mesa,AZ.

Jim and Vicki Hooker Jan 17 2014 12:00 AM

It is so hard to let go of a loved one, but you need to know how appreciated your husband, Dad, and Grampa was.  Gene was so proud of his family and he loved them so much.  I was able to appreciate his dedication to them when I taught at Antwerp.  We often honked at each other as we passed one another near 5 Points each on our way to work.

Betsy Brotherton Jan 17 2014 12:00 AM

Thinking of you, Deb Zimmerman, and your family during this time of bereavement.  May God be with you during this period.

Kathy Fortner Jan 17 2014 12:00 AM

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