HARBESON - James Otis Handy died Sun., Apr. 21, 2013 at Del Hospice Center Milford, surrounded by his son and sister. Otis was born Jan. 20, 1920 to the late James and Hattie Jackson Handy in Salisbury, Md. After moving to Delaware Otis began his teaching career at the former Wm. C. Jason High School teaching history, after the closing of Jason in 1967. Otis took a teaching position at Sussex Central High in Georgetown. After many years in the classroom Otis ended his teaching career in 1992. Otis was a faithful member or Israel UM Church, its Meth Men, VFW Post of Millsboro, John H. Porter Chap-Tuskegee Airmen, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, and Delaware Retired Teachers Assoc. Otis's wife, Delores Norwood Handy predeceased him in June of 2011. Survivors include one son, Andrew Lamar Handy of Houston, Texas; one grandchild, three great grandchildren; one brother, Andrew Lee Handy of Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Florence Olivia Harris of Philadelphia, Pa.; two sister in laws, Cora Norwood Selby and Hilda Norwood both of Belltown, Del.; the Handy and Norwood families and a host of cousins and friends. Service will be Sat., Apr. 27, 2013 at 12 p.m. Friends may call at the Israel UM Church / Plantation Road-Lewes, DE Fri. evening from 6 to 8 p.m., and final viewing Sat. morning two hours before service. Arrangements are by Miller Funeral and Cremation Services. 302-734-8100 and 302-947-1144. www.millerfuneralandcremation.com
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Published in NewsZapDE on Apr. 25, 2013