Raymond Frazier “Ray” Handley, 86, of Columbus, died unexpectedly at 11:30 a. m., Monday, March 21, 2016, in the Emergency Room of Columbus Regional Hospital.
Born in Columbus on October 25, 1929, Ray was the son of Street Wayne and Avonal Ellen Frazier Handley. He graduated from Columbus High School in 1947. He had worked for Cummins Engine Company as a draftsman and retired from the U. S. Postal Service as a supervisor. Ray enjoyed going to antique shows, flea markets with vintage merchandise and collectables, auto auctions, going to the Casino, following Columbus North basketball, go karts, a good buffet and having coffee with his buddies. Ray was a member of the American Postal Workers Union, served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean conflict on the submarine USS Carbonero. Ray was a loving and supportive father, grandfather, brother and uncle.
The funeral service for Ray will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday in Hathaway-Myers Chapel on Pearl St. with Pastor Larry F. Rowe officiating. Burial will follow in Garland Brook Cemetery. Calling will be from 5 – 8 p.m. on Friday and one hour prior to the service Saturday. Online condolences may be sent to Ray’s family at www.hathaway-myers.com.
Ray is survived by his son, Gregg (Peggy) Staten of Boonville; siblings, Anna King and Curt (Shirley) Handley all of Columbus; grandchildren, Monique Staten of Las Vegas and Gregory (Maira) Staten II of Boonville; great-grandchildren, Khayla and Gregory Staten III of Boonville, Jordan and Ethan Dial and Julian Staten all of Las Vegas; nieces and nephews, Thomas Handley along with Ron (Brenda) King of Columbus and Valerie King of Atlanta; a great nephew, Alex King of Columbus.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents.