David Wesley Handy, 80, of Salem, passed quietly in the care of the Salem VA Hospital on April 5. An Air Force Veteran, he leaves behind his wife, Marie Hedge-Handy; son, Douglas Handy; granddaughters, Brooke and Megan Handy; brother, Wayne; and sisters, Faye and Francis. He was preceded in death by his daughter Julie.
He leaves behind many friends, extended family, a small mountain of golf balls and a collection of hideous ties. Due to current CDC guidelines, chapel services will be privately held. An online service was made available by visiting www.johnmoakey.com at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, for those unable to attend.
Military Funeral Honors and a celebration of David’s life will be announced and conducted at a later date, once public health and safety are more assured.