HANDLEY, James Robert

Date of birth: 18 April 1900 Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana
Date of death: 6 September 1986 Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana

Franklin Daily Journal,September 8, 1986

Retired from Mobil Oil
J. Robert Handley


J. Robert Handley, 86, a lifelong resident of Johnson County, died Saturday evening at Johnson County Memorial Hospital, Franklin, where he had been a patient one week. He had been in failing health two months.

Born April 18, 1900, in Franklin Township, he was the son of James Edward and Anna (Graham) Handley.

He married Ruth (Denton) Handley Aug. 22, 1923. She survives.

A 1918 graduate of Franklin High School, he also attended Franklin College, where he was a member of Kappa Delta Rho fraternity.

He previously had worked at Vandivier Funeral Home in Franklin and later was employed with Mobil Oil Co., retiring in 1961 after 40 years.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War I, a charter member and past commander of American Legion Post 205 in Franklin, a charter member of the Franklin Lions Club and Elks Club 1818, and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Franklin.

A service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Vandivier-Tudor Funeral Home in Franklin, where friends may call today from 3 to 8 p.m. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery with the Rev. James Shaffer officiating.

Surviving with his wife is a daughter, Sue Carolyn Handley of Pittsburgh, Calif., and a grandson.

Also surviving are two brothers, Mark Handley and Joe Handley, both of Franklin.

He was preceded in death by an infant son and a brother, William Handley.

Submitted by Mark Wirey