Richard Lamar Hand
LYMAN, SC-- Richard Lamar Hand, 83, of 361 Lyman Lake Road, went home to be with his Lord and Saviour, January 2, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital.
A native of Greenville County, he was a son of the late Raymond Harold Hand, Sr. and Odessa Brown Hand. He was a retired employee of the Greenville Police Department after 30 years of service, a member of Apalache Baptist Church, the Goal Reachers Sunday School Class, and a U.S. Navy
veteran of the Korean War
. He was also a mason and a member of the Walden Lodge #274 AFM in Greenville.
Surviving are his wife, Joanna Lynn Hand of the home; a son, Richard Gary Hand (Joan Ragsdale) of Lyman; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda Lynn Spencer (Tim) of Greenville and Patty Miller (Joe) of Inman; eight grandchildren, Jason (Jennifer) and Jonathan (Regan) Hand, Scott (Jamie), Mark, Kevin and Katie Spencer, Justin (Stephanie) and Anna Miller (Braden Brock) and one great-grandchild, Preston Hand.
He was also predeceased by one grandchild, Lori Michelle Hand and five brothers, Harold Hand, Jr., Billy Hand, Kenneth Hand, Joe Hand and John Gary Hand.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Monday at Apalache Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Eddie Cooper, Rev. Jim Carpenter and Rev. Butch Howard. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Visitation will be held 3 until 5 PM Sunday at the Wood Mortuary.
The family is at the home.
Pallbearers will be the grandsons, Jason and Jonathan Hand, Scott, Mark and Kevin Spencer and Justin Miller.
Honorary escort will be the Goal Reachers Sunday School Class and the Walden Lodge #274 AFM, and the Greenville Police Department.
Memorials may be made to Apalache Baptist Church Building Fund, 1915 Gap Creek Road, Greer, SC 29651 or Greer Community Ministries, P.O. Box 1373, Greer, SC 29652.
Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com