Ricky E. Handt


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

Born Aug. 2, 1963, in Columbus, he was the son of Dale E. and Peggy A. Garland Handt, both of whom preceded him in death.

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.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home, 1029 Washington St., Columbus.

Family and friends may call from 1 p.m. until time of service.

Inurnment will be at Spraytown Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Schneck Medical Center Hospice.

Condolences and special memories may be shared with the family at barkesweaverglick.com.