Robert Dale Handly, Sr., 82, of Monticello passed away on September 28, 2018 at his home.
Mr. Handly was born July 10, 1936, in Monticello and was the son of Leonard Brooks Handly, Sr. and Josephine Starling Handly. He married the love of his life, Jo Ann Hales on December 27, 1957, in Monticello. They celebrated 60 years of marriage this year.
Mr. Handly was a 1956 graduate of Drew Central High School and an active member in the Second Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for many years.
He retired from Price Lumber Company in 2001 as a co-owner. He was a farmer, a logger, a real estate entrepreneur and served on the Board of Directors for Drew Memorial Hospital, York Town Water Association and Union Bank in Monticello.
He described his greatest accomplishments in life as being a Christian, husband, father, grandfather and good friend to many. He encouraged all he met to have a relationship with the Lord. The two things Dale never lacked were affection and humor, as he loved to tease others. He will be remembered for his wit and generosity, as well as his love for the outdoors and his family.
Mr. Handley was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Leonard Brooks Handly, Jr., and his sister, Mignon Handly Pevey.
Survivors are a brother, Pat Handly of Quilcene, Washington; two sons, Robert Handly of Monticello and his wife, Colleen, and Jeff Handly of Bryant and his wife Adena; three grandchildren, Craig Handly and his wife Laura, Jason Handly and Hunter Handly; and a great granddaughter Megan Handly.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 30, at 2 p.m. at Stephenson Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. Rev. Ray Hearron will officiate. Burial will be at Campground Cemetery in Drew County.