Rommy Vance “R.V.” Handy, 81, of McGrady passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Wilkes Medical Center. He was born May 1, 1938, in Wilkes County to Berch and Dorothy Ballard Handy.

R.V. was a member of Zion Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and loved the outdoors. His final words were, “I want to go home and meet with Jesus,” and he was able to tell his wife and family he loved them.

Mr. Handy was preceded in death by his parents and three children, Ricky Vance Handy, Lisa Ann Handy and Debra Diane Bentley.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Nichols Handy; a son, Jason L. Handy and spouse, Ashley, of Hays; his daughters, Kathy Huffman and spouse, Mike, of Mount Pleasant, Mary Handy and Tina Smith and spouse, Matt, all of North Wilkesboro, and Amber Handy and spouse, Jonathan Gambill, of Hays; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 2019, at Miller Funeral Chapel, with Brother Albert Handy and Brother Matthew Handy officiating.

Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Fla. 33607.

Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.millerfuneralservice.com.

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