Bonnie Lee Handy

Bonnie Lee Handy

November 24, 1944 - April 8, 2018

Bonnie Lee Handy

November 24, 1944 - April 8, 2018


Bonnie Lee “Oare” Handy, age 73, of Lyles, Tennessee passed away on April 8, 2018 at Horizon Medical Center in Dickson, TN.

Bonnie was born on November 24, 1944 to the late Robert and Carrie Oare in Gloversville, New York. Bonnie was a loving woman and a great caretaker. She loved children and found it a joy to take care of them. She was known as “Aunt Bee” to many kids in their neighborhood. A friend’s sentiment that is a reflection of how people felt about Bonnie: “Grandma Bonnie you were truly an angel during my childhood and created an environment that was full of endless love and fun. I could never wait to get to your house (probably because you spoiled me rotten). Thank you for everything you and Papa did for me and for being the loving person you were. I’ll never forget you sneaking me extra popsicles on hot summer days or when I couldn’t sleep you’d rub my back and I would be out in seconds. Heaven will be lucky to have you, and we will miss you here until we meet again.”

Bonnie is survived by her husband: Ernest E. Handy Sr.; children: Ernest E. Handy Jr, Victoria (William) Handy Getman, Vernon James Handy Sr. and James (Jeannie) Handy; several grandchildren and siblings: Darrell Oare and Hettie Kipp. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers: Robert J. Oare Jr. and Stephen Oare, Sr.

Services will be announced at a later date; to be held in New York.

Cremation Society of Tennessee is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at

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2 responses to Bonnie Lee Handy

  1. Steve Oare says:

    Aunt Bonnie was part of my family as long as I can remember… She was always the nucleus of everything… She watched me and my sister when we were kids, so I can’t help but give her partial credit for how we turned out… God bless her and all who are mourning her passing… We feel your pain…

  2. I’m so sorry for Bonnie’s family, this woman was truelly an Angel on Earth and wil be truelly missed! Bonnie, a very special woman(ladybug) who laughed and cried with me,and loved every child as her own, and would help someone anyway she could. Even though her passing is heart breaking, Heaven now has one more Angel to watch over the people she loved. I will miss u very much! Till we meet again my friend.

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