GRADY M. HANDY
June 25, 1933-Sept 25, 2012
Gary High School class of 1951
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
WELCH — Grady M. Handy, 79, of Welch, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at the home
of his daughter, Debi Vought in Apex, N.C.
Born June 25, 1933 in Halls Mills, N.C., he was the son of the late James Arthur
and Ina Rhoades Handy.
In addition to his parents, his wife, Elizabeth Margaret Handy, and an infant
daughter, Diana Lynn Handy, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his daughter, Debra Vought and husband, Chal of Apex, N.C.;
two sons, David M. Handy and his wife Elizabeth, of Mount Pleasant, S.C., and
their children, Matthew, Aimee, and Andy; and Dwayne K. Handy, and his wife
Angela, of Laurel, Md. Three great-grandchildren, Landon and Lilly Pertuset and
Ellie Beaty, also survive him.
Raised in Pageton, W.Va., he was a resident of McDowell County most of his life.
Grady had been a resident of Welch since 1956 and was an active member of the
First Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and sang in the choir. He
served in the military for three years and worked at McDowell County National
Bank for more than 43 years. He was a loving husband, a great father, and an
excellent bass singer.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at 11 a.m. from the
Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Welch with the Reverend Clay Phillips
officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Bluewell.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m.
Grady’s nephews will serve as pallbearers; also serving will be Matthew and Andy
Pertuset, David and Elizabeth’s sons.
Memorials, if so desired, may be made to the First Baptist Church in Welch, or
to Hospice of Wake County in Raleigh, N.C.
Fanning Funeral Home of Welch is serving the Handy family.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fanningfuneralhomes.com
Place of Service
Fanning Funeral Home Chapel
Time of Service
Friday, September 28, 2012
Place of Visitation
Fanning Funeral Home
Time of Visitation
Thursday, September 27, 2012
6 to 8 P.M.
Woodlawn Memorial Park