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Carl E. Hand

August 9, 1933November 18, 2020

Carl Edward Hand passed away on 11/18/20 at the age of 87 after a brief illness. Carl was born 8/9/1933 to Clarence and Mary Katherine Hand in Terrell Tx and he graduated from Pleasant Grove High School. Carl then went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Texas.Carl also proudly served in the United States Air Force.Carl was a very gifted singer and sang with the Dallas Civic Opera retiring after 20 years then going on to sing with the Houston Grand Opera retiring after 24 years.Carl and his wife Pat sang and worshiped for many years at First Presbyterian Church in Houston.Carl is survived by his wife of 39 years Pat Hand, daughters Celia Roman and husband Robert, Teri Chidester, Jan Stephens and husband Paul, sisters Mary Parker and husband Bobby and Becky Dennis and husband Gene.Also grandchildren Josh Mims, Justin Berry, Cody Berry, Bradley Chidester, Evan Chidester, Tanner Chidester, Emily Carroll, Michael Stephens and Phillip Stephens.Carl is also survived by 6 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.Carl is preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Mary Katherine Hand and his daughter Lisa Liedtke and his son Mark Hand. Carl was a wonderful father, husband, granddaddy, brother and friend to many.Carl will be missed but never forgotten. Visitation will be held for Carl on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 10:00 am at Advantage Funeral Home, 7010 Chetwood Dr Houston, Texas 77081. A funeral Service will follow at 11:00 am at the Advantage Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be at 2:15 pm at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston, Texas 77038.

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Jan Eimstad

November 22, 2020

Dear Pat,

I was so sorry to hear about Carl. He was a lovely, man with a lovely voice. Hearing him sing was a real treat, whether it be songs from shows in FPC Chancel Choir "Starlit Evening" fundraising events, or his stunning solos in the annual Messiah Singalong. Christmas wasn't Christmas without hearing him "shake the heavens and the earth."

I first met you and Carl when I joined the Chancel Choir in 1994 - almost 25 years ago - and always enjoyed seeing you both on my annual trips back to Houston.

Please accept my deepest sympathy. He will be sorely missed, and you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Bless you.

Love Jan

LOIS A. WACHTER

November 21, 2020

Dear Pat,
You and Carl have been a part of my life for many years! You both studied with me and how many wonderful concerts we did!!!!

Carl was majestic in very sound he made. And you were always by his side.He will be sorely missed, but I am sure he is leading the angelic chorus there in Heaven.

Bless you dear Pat, and I know God will support you with HIS ever-present strength. Thanks to Jan for her call.I'll speak to you soon! so much love from Art and Shelley an Me xoxoxo

Joy Jonstone

November 20, 2020

Dearest Pat,
No one needs to tell you how much love there was in your relationship with Carl. During many recent Messiah Sing-alongs, I sat next to you and watched with wonder and amazement at Carl's ability to perform in his 80's, and I know you were always so proud. I was also privileged to stand on the HGO stage with him for years and years. I remember very well when the two of you came to visit me in Washington and I dragged you up into the mountains! As things got harder these past years, I watched his unconditional, limitless dedication to you even when he found it challenging. I know there have been few like him on this earth, and I know he is with you now. All my love, Joy Jonstone

Brent Dorsey

November 20, 2020

There are so many memories of Carl from the choir family. However, the last solo performance that I saw was during the fund raising gala for the choir mission trip to the Holy Land in 2019. Carl did his signature piece, "If I were a Rich Man" from Fiddler. He nailed it and had everyone on their feet. The sigh during his performance was perfect, and had smiles all around. He and Pat are pillars of the choir. God bless Pat and may Carl be in peace and joy with God.

barbara buckner

November 20, 2020

Pat...I can't begin to tell you how sad I am for you. Your love for Carl was always beautiful and inspiring. And there was no doubt but that he felt the same warm love for YOU. His bass voice and your rich contralto were beautiful!
And in the years you couldn't sing, your beautiful face (and mouthing of the words, made us all conscious of your spirit and strength. It inspired all of us. My heart hurts for you and your loss. I'm grateful for knowing you and Carl. Barbara Buckner

Louise Horst

November 19, 2020

I met Carl and Pat at a chancel choir party years ago when my husband first joined. I joined the choir years later after my kids were grown. Carl was always supportive though a number of my own challenges including the death of my husband. I always loved hearing him sing- that deep voice! I will keep your family in my prayers.
Louise Horst

Eric Smith

November 19, 2020

"The Lord Is The Strength Of My Life".

I never heard it sung better. Godspeed Carl, I hardly knew ye. Thoughts and prayers for peace are lifted up in abundance for Pat and the rest of Carl's family.

Dale Brown

November 19, 2020

Pat,
So
Sorry for your loss. I was fortunate to sing by Carl for many years in our choir. He was a wonderful Christian and a wonderful person. My life has been blessed knowing him and sharing our feelings . I miss him a lot and have missed singing with him the past years. My prayers are with you and your family. I know he is singing in the heavenly choir now.
Dale Brown

Sean Elgin

November 19, 2020

Carl was very welcoming to me when I rejoined HGO Chorus in 2002. A fantastic bass voice, I admit to being just a bit jealous! Never an unkind word, reserved but warm, a good man. He will be missed.

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