David P. Hand, 59, of Avon, IN passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on May 22, 2015. He was born on August 19, 1955 in Benton, IL to the late William and Bertha (Eble) Hand, Sr.
David is a graduate of Avon High School (class of 1973) and he married Nancy Sewell in 1986. He held Indiana professional licenses as both a plumber and HVAC contractor. David worked as a mechanical estimator for Mission Mechanical, Inc. in Indianapolis, IN for more than thirteen years.
David attended Chapel Rock Christian Church in Indianapolis. He was an active member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 145 in Avon and was an avid fan of Detroit Tigers baseball and Indianapolis Colts football.
David was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Sewell) Hand; two brothers, William (Teresa) Hand, Jr. of Brownsburg, IN and Robert (Oksana) Hand of Ft. Myers, FL; one sister, Barbara (Jeff) Lohman of Indianapolis, IN; several loving nieces and nephews; and his “girls”, Rudilee and Bebe.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Mike & Jan Arbuckle, the Avon American Legion Post 145, Chapel Rock Christian Church and I.U. Health Hospice for their outpouring of love and support.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, May 29, 2015 at the Chapel Rock Christian Church, 2020 N. Girls School Road, Indianapolis with Pastor Fred Rodkey officiating. David’s life will also be celebrated from 1:00-5:00pm on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Avon American Legion Post 145, 375 S. State Road 267, Avon.
Private graveside services will be conducted.
The family asks that no floral tributes be sent. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the Avon American Legion Post 145 Building Fund, the American Cancer Society or the Hendricks County Humane Society.
Nancy, you know my thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time. David will be missed by so many people….and I will miss my “brother”. I know God will get you through this along with the help of all your “family” and friends!! Love you!!
My heart goes out to Nancy and both of their families. Always remember that this is not goodbye, it’s only till we meet again.
Nancy there are no words but what I will say is that what you and David had was so special you two loved each other so much and it was a joy to witness. I am so sorry for such a tremendous loss but I pray for you and your family every day that God will bring you peace and comfort Love you!
Nancy, I pray God wraps you in His love and His peace fills your heart. You are loved by many and in our prayers.
Nancy, I wish there were some words to comfort you. Just know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers.
Nancy, so sorry for your loss. I only got to meet David a couple of times but he was always nice. If I can help in any way, just let me know!!
nancy, our hearts and prayers go out in your time of sorrow. Know that David will always be with you watching over you. Hope to be with you on Saturday to celebrate David’s life. We all love you.