Franklin Dwain Handley
September 4, 1935  -  December 29, 2017

Franklin Dwain Handley

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Sunset Memorial Funeral Home
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
5:00-6:00 pm
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Sunset Funeral Home Chapel
6801 East Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
10:00 am
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Sunset Memorial Gardens
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
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Second Baptist Church
711 E. 17th St.
Odessa, TX  79762

Franklin Dwain Handley, age 82, of Odessa, TX, passed away on December 29, 2017 in Odessa.

Visitation will be from 5:00-6:00 pm, Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be at 10:00 am, Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Jackie Brem officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Dwain was born September 4, 1935 to Jim and Sybil Handley in Bivins, TX. He married Margie Sutton on November 5, 1955 in Wichita Falls, TX. He worked for Sewell Ford Motor Co. for 50 years as a service manager. He loved his job and the Sewell’s were like a second family to him. He was happy there all his working years. He was involved in his church and was on the building committee. He loved to help at the church with many jobs and activities.

Dwain was a jack of all trades and could build or fix most anything. He loved working with wood and being outdoors.

Dwain is preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Sybil Handley; brothers, J.W. Handley, Charles Handley.

he is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Margie; son, Bill Handley and wife, Helen; daughter, Melissa Webb and husband, Roger; granddaughter, Krystal Duke; grandson, Gregory Webb and Rosie Webb; great grandsons, Corbin Duke and Tristan Lowery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church Building Fund.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. To send family condolences please sign his guestbook at


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  1. Jeanette White
    Odessa, TX

    Margie and family, may God give you strength and comfort at the loss of Dwain. Prayers for you and the family.

  2. Terri Sutton
    Dayton, TX

    Asking God's Peace, Strength and Love to the Family of Dwain Handley... He was a loving, kind and gentle man... I know he will be missed terribly... t

  3. Shonna Lowery Debes
    Odessa, TX

    I am so sorry for all of your loss. Prayers to all of you.

  4. Becky Kennedy
    Odessa, TX

    Billy and I are sad to learn that Mr. Handley has passed away. He will be sorely missed. May the Lord be ever present in your live's.

  5. Juanita Kinnett
    , TX

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