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Richard Handy

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Richard Handy


Richard Handy, age 102, passed away July 21, 2016 at Life Care Center of Plainwell. Richard was born July 5, 1914, in Marion, Michigan; the son of Frank and Frances (Nicholson) Handy. Richard attended Nashville Auto Diesel College. He was a toolmaker, machinist and mechanic working at Union Steam Pump of Battle Creek, American Tool Company of Kalamazoo, Delton Tool and Engineering, Smith and Doster Implement, and Dewey's Car Palace. Richard enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and cutting wood. On May 16, 1940, Richard married the love of his life, the former Roberta "Bobbi" Jean Peters, and together they spent sixty seven years together, before she preceded him in death on February 27, 2007.

Richard is survived by a son: Daniel (Carol) Handy; a daughter: Penny (Wayne) Ritchie; six grandchildren; several great and great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews;, and special friends: Luke and Becky Palmer. Richard was also preceded in death by a grandson: Samuel Ritchie; a brother: Adam Handy; and sisters: Zillah Peters, Marguerite Mort, and Ellen Spencer.

A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, August 6, 2016, 11:00 AM, at Revive Bible Church, 12711 S M-43 Highway, Delton, Pastors Bernard Blair and Bill Blair, officiating. Memorial contributions to Joseph's Genetic Journey will be appreciated. Please visit www.williamsgoresfuneral.com to share a memory, leave a condolence message for the family, or to sign Richard's guestbook. Richard and his family were cared for by the Williams-Gores Funeral Home, Delton.
Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on July 31, 2016
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