Handy Evans Stinson

Handy Evans Stinson

Little Rock, Ark.

Handy Evans Stinson, age 85 of Little Rock, Ark., passed away on Monday, Aug. 23, 2010. He was born in Columbiana to the late Belle McGibbony Stinson and Thomas Stinson, where he lived prior to attending Columbia Military Academy in Columbia, Tenn.  Upon his graduation, in 1943, Handy enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II. He spent two years stationed on a PT boat in the Philippines, prior to returning to the United States. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alabama, where he was a Pi Kappa Alpha. He later became a regional manager for Reynolds Metal Company and was relocated to Arkansas before retiring after 35 years.

Handy is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Gene Twitty Stinson. Additionally, he is survived by his three daughters, Melissa Stinson Molloy Jacobs of Houston, Lizanne Stinson and Jessica Stinson Lester, both of Little Rock, Ark. He will be dearly missed by his four grandchildren, Jason Evans Molloy and Catherine Molloy Gordon, both of Houston; Max Lester and Nicholas Evans Lester, both of Little Rock, Ark. as well as his great-grandson, Dylan Evans Molloy, of Houston. Handy was preceded in death by two of his grandchildren, Elizabeth Ashton Lester and Jack Lester.

Handy was devoted to his family, his church and his country and was an avid fan of Alabama “Crimson Tide” football. He will be missed by many.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 25 at St. Andrews Anglican Church, in Little Rock, Ark. A private burial will follow at Forest Hills cemetery. Additional information may be obtained by contacting Ruebel Funeral Home at 501-666-0123 or visit Rueblefuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Handy’s honor to St. Andrews Anglican Church.