OBITUARY: Arthur Charnel Hand Jr.


Arthur Charnel Hand, Jr., age 87, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2023, 2023 at NHC Springfield.

Mr. Hand was born December 25, 1935 in Dickson, TN, to the late Arthur Charnel and Geneva Pentecost Hand, Sr.

AC, also known as “Uncle Junior” retired from Odom’s Tennessee Pride, enjoyed hanging out at Hunter’s cabinet shop and was a Christian.

AC’s hobbies included Goodwill thrifting, fishing, tinkering, and he loved feeding the birds and squirrels.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Hand was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 66 years, Tiney Mae (Bilyeu) Hand; sons, Kenneth Hand, Sr. and Jeffrey Hand; daughter, Anita Davidson.

He is survived by his son, Ricky (Lisa) Hand; 6 grandchildren, Sean Crutcher, Kenneth (Shannon) Hand Jr., Meagan (Michael) Rogers, Michaela (Jordan) Chandler, Laura (Chris) Sabourin, and Michelle (Tim) Timmons; and sister, Annie Bilyeu.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 am Friday, December 1st in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Rev. David Crawford officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with friends and family serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 10 am until time of the service at 1 pm at the funeral home.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.


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