Former Cup Series Owner Hiram Handy Dies at 87

Charlotte, North Carolina – Hiram Lee “Jeff” Handy, 87, of Charlotte, North Carolina, passed away on December 23, 2021.

Jeff served his country in the US Army during the Korean War Time. He enjoyed dirt track racing, motorcycle drag racing, and motorcycle hill climbing in the mountains of Virginia after serving in the US Army. Jeff very much lived and enjoyed his life to the fullest as a Nascar Car Owner and Nascar Driver of the car number 25 and car number 33.

Jeff also enjoyed working on automobiles as a master mechanic and business owner of Jeff Handy’s Automatic Transmission Service located in Charlotte, North Carolina. He employed and trained many employees on how to overhaul transmissions and work on automobiles.

Jeff loved spending his leisure time enjoying the beach, deep sea fishing, and hunting. He enjoyed family reunions and being around family, as well as attending his family gatherings and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.

Jeff was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church located in Charlotte, NC. He was also a Master Mason belonging to West Gate Masonic Lodge No. 738, a Master of the Royal Secret of the 32nd Degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in Charlotte, and a Shriner belonging to the Oasis Temple Shrine Club located in Charlotte.

Jeff was preceded in death by his parents James Lundy Handy and Daris Carter Handy; brothers, James Carson Handy, Arvel L. Handy, Bobby C. Handy, and sister, JoAnn Handy Linkous.

Jeff is survived by his previous wife of 23 years, Jeanette S. Handy, Stanley NC; and sons, Gerald “Jerry” Lee Handy and wife Sudonna of Denver, NC, and Ken Handy of Denver, NC and gf Kimberly Bost of Kannapolis, NC; daughters Marla Handy Miller and husband Chris of Denver, NC and Sheila Handy Conner and husband Joel of Denver, NC; and 11 Grandchildren and 14 Great Grandchildren,

He is also survived by his brother, Roger Handy and wife Anna, sisters, Wanda Handy, Dodie Herndon and husband Gary, Katie Handy, Dinah Handy Hall and husband Larry.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 1915 Oakdale Rd. in Charlotte. The funeral service is to be conducted at 1:00 pm with Rev. Byron Alexander officiating. The committal service will follow at Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, 988 NC-16 in Stanley.

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