“It is always difficult saying goodbye to someone we love and cherish. Johnny Rex Hand of Vienna, GA passed away on October 22, 2022, in Statesboro surrounded by his family. Rex will forever be remembered as a shining light who welcomed friends and strangers with open arms. Rex enjoyed watching wrestling and shared his love for horses with everyone around him. No life is so free as the life we see. As the lonesome sun is setting on his last ride, he will smile knowing it’s not the end of his trail. “Let’s ride my friend.”
He is preceded in death by the love of his life, Glenda Sellers, sisters, Arlie Mae Hand, Shirley Faye Hand, Rose Marie Hand, and JoAnn Jeffcoat, brothers, Austin Hand and Jimmy Roger Hand.
Survivors include two sons, Johnny Rex Hand Jr. (Stefanie) of Fleming and Stephen Doc Hand (Alexis) of Statesboro; daughters, Shana Belle Sellers (Virgil) of Statesboro, Nicole Shaw (David) of Jacksonville FL, and Velina Gail Bragg of Hazlehurst; brothers, Doffis Hand (Shirley) of Hazlehurst and Jack Hand (Venita) of Douglas; sister, Loretta Harder (Frank) of Bonaire; fifteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Visitation will be held at Wainright Parlor Funeral Home in Hazlehurst, GA on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at 1:00 PM followed by a memorial service at 2:00 PM officiated by Rev. Bobby Lairsey. Friends and Family will gather after the service at the home of Lana Mims at 14 River Run Rd, Hazlehurst, GA 31539.
Wainright-Parlor is in charge of all arrangements.