Mr. Byron Leon Handy
- March 6, 1936 - April 13, 2012
- Piedmont, Alabama
of Byron's Passing
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Graveside services for Byron Leon Handy, 76, of Piedmont will be Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. at Highland Cemetery with the Rev. Melvyn Salter officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 2:30 at the cemetery. Mr. Handy died Friday at Gadsden Regional Medical Center. He is survived by two daughters, Donna Handy Swearingen (Gerrett) of Fairhope and Patty Butler of Daphne; three grandchildren, Wes Mobley (Ashley) of Centre, Justin Mobley of Dothan and Bret Butler of Daphne; one sister, Becky Thompson of Gadsden; one brother, Jerome Handy of Southside; cousins, Bob Crawford of Attalla and Myrtle Harris of Glencoe; and longtime friend Virginia Edwards and her family of Gadsden. Mr. Handy was an Etowah county native and a longtime resident of Piedmont. He served the county, city, school and civic organizations throughout his life and retired from the State of Alabama Department of Agriculture. Mr. Handy's favorite pastime was fishing and in the true spirit of a fisherman, his tales were often bigger than the fish itself. If he could talk to you now, he would say, "Let's go fishing." Mr. Handy enjoyed woodworking, spending time with family and friends and watching Fox News. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret, who was the love of his life. Flowers may be sent or donations may be made to the Piedmont Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 333, Piedmont, AL 36272.
The family request that you join them at Veteran's Park on Memorial Drive in Piedmont following the graveside service in celebration of the memory of Byron as a husband, father, grandfather, sibling, cousin and friend.