OBITUARY

Ernest "Skip" Handy

December 20, 1940February 24, 2020
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Ernest "Skip" Harry Handy, 79, of Lake Mary, Florida passed away on February 24, 2020. He was born on the 20th of December 1940, in Escanaba, Michigan to the late Robert Oscar and Arlene (Congelton) Handy.

A giant of a man, a proud UP Michigander who grew up in foster care when that was code for free farm labor. Navy corpsman (1958-1963) who took care of Chesty Puller for awhile, then pursued working with the USMC as a Force Recon "Doc" always taking care of his Marines after liberty and in the field. Then switched to AF for better life for his family. Was "Doc" in the AF assigned to SOS and so much more (REDCOM, STRIKCOM, SOCOM, SAC and TAC), I grew up not realizing that everyone's Dad didn't go to work and then disappear from there for several weeks of "training." He retired 1988, in between he was a Coach, buddy, craftsman, car enthusiast, outdoorsman, country doc and always 100% American, but what would you expect from a guy that married his Jr High Sweet Heart, born on the 4th of July....He worked long and hard, started courting the love of his life and future wife (Linda C Bonds) around 15, walking to A&W and back to her house to bring her a burger n fries. Dad, Grand Dad, Bunka and finally G-Pop and Pappa Handy.... for dozens of kids, grand kids and great grand kids, that he dearly loved and missed terribly when he wasn't able to see them. A quiet strong man that could talk to anyone, would help anyone, stand up for those that needed a friend, always watched out for his people and never forgot his Marines,...an amazing heart and hero to me. He's back with his love whom he's missed so much these couple lonely years....love ya Dad,...see ya soon.... He was reunited with his love Linda Carol, leaving behind three sons (Dean, Mike, Ernest "Shay") and his princess Amy Noel. He also had 13 grandkids and 8 great grandkids.

The Handy Family invites you to First Baptist Church of Geneva (325 1st St, Geneva, FL 32732) on Sunday, March 1st, 2020 for Visitation from 2-4pm and Service at 4pm; then, interment with Military Honors at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery on Monday, March 2nd, 2020 at 1:30pm.

Condolences may be offered here at www.baldwinfairchildoaklawn.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 1, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Sunday, March 1, 2020

  • Reception

    Sunday, March 1, 2020

  • Committal Service with Military Honors

    Monday, March 2, 2020

Memories

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Amy Handy

March 1, 2020

A very proud Papa meeting his first born grandson 1996

Amy Handy

March 1, 2020

My parents meeting their grandson, Kenneth, for the first time. 1996

Amy Handy

March 1, 2020

My Dad and I comparing belly's 1996

Mike Handy

February 29, 2020

Dad the Sailor

Mike Handy

February 29, 2020

Grandpa and Aidyn

Mike Handy

February 29, 2020

Ryan and Grandpa.

Mike Handy

February 29, 2020

Mike visiting Dad.

Mike Handy

February 29, 2020

Mom helping Dad.

Mike Handy

February 29, 2020

Dad relaxing.

Mike Handy

February 29, 2020

Seeing if there is a banana in his ear.

FROM THE FAMILY

Ft Campbell, the Viet Nam Welcome Home

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Baa baa blacksheep, MASH, Gomer Pyle or Not Ready for Primetime players

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Everyone is responsible for upholding traditions

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Passing on the tradition of being a man

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His beloved 57 Chevy

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Before he was called Doc

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Young sailor

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They loved Cruising

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A country boy in his element

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More than half a century

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