In Memory

Russell Handy


Date Of Birth: 6-2-1949
Date Deceased: 1-26-2015
Age at Death: 65
Cause of Death: Cancer
Classmate City: Kansas City
Classmate State: MO
Classmate Country: USA
Was a Veteran: No
Survived By: Son Christopher R. Handy, Gainesville FL Daughter Danielle Grandchildren James,Katie,Veronica and Cameron

When he was 19 he put together, from a Heathkit my parents' first color television. Before that, he rehabbed my mom's 1957 Corvette, putting in a Hurst shift, 302(?) OHC engine, black rolled and pleated leather, and painted it midnight blue with metal flexk paint. Mental illness claimed much of his life, he could have done some really marvelous things, especially in the field of electronics. (Submitted by Rusty's sister Renee, SW class of 1969).

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03/01/15 06:40 AM #1    

Ronald Silverman


03/01/15 11:11 AM #2    

Kent Johnson

Goodbye, Rusty.

03/01/15 02:11 PM #3    

William Tipton

Very sad. Rusty was a super handsome cool guy. RIP my old friend.

03/03/15 11:46 AM #4    

Trudy Royster

RIP will be remembered in the hearts of many!

07/25/15 04:18 PM #5    

Candice Wilson (Faulkner)

So sad to hear of Rusty's passing.  He was a nice guy!

07/26/15 07:52 AM #6    

Gary Grist

I sat next to Russ in Ms. Moore's typing class.  We had a hell of a lot of fun razing the teacher and competing in words-per-minute races.  I thought he was the coolest guy in school; into auto repair and hot rods.  He was the Fonz before there was a Fonz. I always wished I could hang out more with him, but life often has other plans. God bless you, Russ, and good bye. -Gary

07/26/15 11:56 AM #7    

Gene Greenberg

Very sorry to hear of Russell's passing. Gary said it all...he was the Fonz before there was a Fonz. Rest in peace.

07/26/15 08:22 PM #8    

Donald Winett

I didn't know Rusty well but his picture is so familiar that it brings back memories. So sorry to hear of his passing. I do remember thinking he was so smart. Gone much to soon.

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