Claude Wayne "Smokey" Handy, 70 of Bedford, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1943 in Roanoke, a son of the late Frank C. Handy and Avis Louise Secrest Handy. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Biggs Handy. He was a retired employee of Sam Moore Furniture and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He was also a veteran of the U. S. Army. Surviving are his daughters, Cheryl Harris and husband, Mike of Bedford, Janet Overstreet and friend, Craig Hannah of Craig Co.; a brother, Ray S. Handy and wife, Juanita of Botetourt Co.; two sisters, Ruth Deweese of Botetourt Co., Kathy Vann and husband, Barry of Vinton and three grandchildren, Michael Harris II, Holly and Annah Overstreet. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 2 pm at Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford. Interment will follow in Montvale Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.
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1140 West Lynchburg Salem Turnpike
Bedford, VA 24523-1803
Published in Bedford Bulletin from May 15 to May 16, 2013