Mr. Larry Gene Handley

July 31, 1933October 16, 2020

Larry Gene Handley, 87, of Sipsey, passed away Friday, October 16th, 2020 at his residence.

A Graveside Service was held at Sipsey Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery on Monday, October 19, 2020. Wayne Williams officiated.

In 1953, he served for the United States Air Force in Korea, which was just after the Korean War, but when Korea was still a combat zone. Immediately after being discharged from the Air Force in 1957, he was hired by Alabama Power to work at the construction offices for Smith Lake Dam. Four years later, he moved to Birmingham and worked at Alabama Power’s main office downtown. He retired after more than 30 years of service. During retirement, he enjoyed helping people with their income taxes, genealogy, and collecting coins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donnie and Lorene Handley; brother, Donnie Wilburn “Wilk” Handley Jr; and nephew, Andy Handley.

He is survived by his brother, Ronald “Ronnie” Handley; sister, Carol Mathews; as well as his nieces and nephews: Marty Handley (Donna), Gary Handley (Cyndi), Misti Lee (Todd), Joey Handley (Lynn), Melissa Lagrandeur (Gil), Dana Mullins (Mike), and a host of great-nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend their thanks to the kind and caring people at HarborChase.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Mr. Larry Gene Handley

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Sheree Childers Rhodes

October 19, 2020

So sorry to hear the passing of Larry Jean
I have fond memories of him, he was always so nice & kind. My mother Wylma loved him, he was a fine man, may he Rest In Peace

John Lunsford

October 18, 2020

Dear Ronnie and family members,
I'm sorry for the passing of your love one and my prayers are with you all.
I'm also sorry to be reminded of Wilk passing as well.
Ronnie, I still remember the good times we had together at the Cedrum Mines and forgot about different views on some things.
I will never forget you, Wilk and all the others in the mining industry even if it seems to have been in another life.
May the Lord God continue to bless you all and our love ones that have passed over be at rest in the loving care of our Heavenly Father.
Your friend and brother in Christ,
John Lunsford / UMWA LU-9511


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