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James Carl Handy

December 1, 1953 — November 23, 2023

Stuart, Virginia

James Carl Handy

Mr. James “Carl” Handy, age 69, of Stuart, Virginia went home to be with his Lord and Savior and his beloved wife, Trish, on Thursday, November 23, 2023, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born in Patrick County on December 1, 1953, to James “Jim” Hobart Handy and Emma Mae Foley Handy. Carl was preceded in death by his father, Jim Hobart Handy; and the love of his life, Patricia “Trish” Leigh Hubbard Handy. Carl was a loving husband, father, son, Papa, and friend. In his professional life he spent several years working at Tultex and Pannill Knitting before finding his niche as a butcher, a role he filled in the community for over 30 years. A lover of the great outdoors, he found joy in the simple pleasures of life. Whether it was hunting deer, squirrel, rabbit or birds, camping, casting a line for trout, or perfecting his swing on the golf course, he embraced every moment with enthusiasm and always had a story to tell. You could often find him watching the Redskins or Yankees with his little dog, Jeter. He enjoyed collecting rocks and cherished every piece brought back from the travels of his friends and family. He lived a very full life, loving his family and friends deeply, but was ready to go home and be reunited with his wife. While he will be missed by so many people, there is comfort in knowing he is now at peace. Carl will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him.

 

Left to cherish the special memories of Carl Handy are his daughter and son-in-law, Leigh Anne Handy Grigas (Andrew Grigas) of Rocky Mount, Virginia; two beloved grandchildren, Ethan James Grigas, Madeline Johanna Grigas, both of Rocky Mount, Virginia; his precious mother, Emma Mae Foley Handy of Stuart, Virginia; and many dear and special friends.

 

A Celebration of Life memorial service for Carl Handy will be held on Sunday, December 3, 2023, at 4:00 P.M. at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Stuart with Reverend Jim Churchwell and Pastor Samuel Leonard officiating. A memorial visitation will be held on Sunday afternoon from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Stuart. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Carl, may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA  23058-5216. Moody Funeral Home in Stuart is serving the Handy family, and online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.

 

 

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Memorial Visitation

Sunday, December 3, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Moody Funeral Services (Stuart)

202 West Blue Ridge Street, Stuart, VA 24171

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Celebration of Life Memorial Service

Sunday, December 3, 2023

Starts at 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Moody Funeral Services (Stuart)

202 West Blue Ridge Street, Stuart, VA 24171

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