ANTWERP -- 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 World War II; was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the VFW, and American Legion. Having worked in woodwire and 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 and Linda (Roland "Pudge") Kennedy, both of Antwerp; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren, with another expected in June.
Also preceding him in death are his daughter and son-in-law, Marcia and Phil Helms; siblings, Pearl Cravens, Thelma Handy, Josephine Maynard, Elizabeth Creasy, Herbert, Buford, Frank and Willliam Handy.
His service is Monday at 10 a.m., with viewing one hour prior at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp, where viewing is also today from 2-6 p.m. 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.