A funeral service for Carl Allen Hand, 80, of Columbus, GA (formerly of Opelika, AL) will be Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home with Dr. Mike King officiating. A private burial will be in Parkhill Cemetery in Columbus, Georgia. Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 from 5 to 7 p.m. CST at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home.

Mr. Hand was born July 24, 1941, in Houston County, Alabama and went to be with his Lord on Nov. 14, 2021 at Columbus Hospice. He was known for his kind heart and his dedication to his community. He was known to many as “Mr. Shoeman” because he fit them in shoes from infant to adulthood. He was a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Opelika where he shared his faith and kindness with those he met.

He is preceded in death by his wife Martha C. Hand; parents W. Hubert and Ruby E. Hand; brother James Hand; sister Margarite Catton. He is survived by his children, Mark A. Hand and Lynn H. (Jim) Story; grandchildren, Jessica (Chris) Anest, Michael (Danielle) Story, and Hayley (Chase) Childs; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Anest and Oliver Story; a host of nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to First Baptist Church in Opelika, or to the Spencer Cancer Center in Opelika, Alabama.


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