Ricky Handt


Ricky E. Handt, 53, of Freetown, died at 1:15 p.m. Friday, December 30, 2016, at his home.

Ricky was born August 2, 1963, in Columbus, to Dale E. and Peggy A. Garland Handt.

He was a carpenter and worked for JMT Framing in Seymour.

Ricky was a fan of NASCAR and the Dallas Cowboys and he enjoyed working on cars.

Survivors include his daughters, Stephanie (Gregory) Beem of Seymour and Samantha (Christopher) Bannister of Scottsburg; a sister, Cathy (Ronald) Kirts of Freetown; brothers, Jerry Dale (Erin) Handt of Taylorsville and Gary Handt of Columbus; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Ricky was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street. Family and friends may call from 1 p.m. until service time Thursday. Inurnment will be at Spraytown Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Schneck Medical Center Hospice.

Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the Handt family at barkesweaverglick.com.