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He was born October 12, 1935, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Howard Baker Hand and Anna Lorraine (Fischbach) Hand. Cliff and June met in 1953 and married in 1957. He earned a degree in accounting from Texas Tech University in 1956.
Cliff worked for Citgo Oil for over 29 years. He began his career in the mail room and retired as a senior systems analyst and programmer.
Cliff was a dedicated family man and a faithful man of God. He was active in his children's lives, from spectator to coach.
Cliff is survived by loving wife of more than 60 years: Shirley June (Morrison) Hand of Royse City, Texas; daughters: Diane Wiles and husband Dick of Garland, Texas; Sherry Lowe and husband Rob of Tomball, Texas; Brenda Edwards and husband Jerry of Mesquite, Texas; son: Cliff Hand and wife Jan of Honey Grove, Texas; grandchildren: Rachel Walters and husband Zack of Pflugerville, Texas; David Nicholson of Austin, Texas; Jacob Hand of Dallas, Texas; Jon Hand of Seattle, Washington; great-grandchild: Will Wiles of Garland, Texas; brother: Dale Hand and wife Carolyn of Davilla, Texas; sister: Anna May Ethredge of Denton, Texas; nieces and nephews along with many friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother: Walter Lee Hand; and nephew: Richard Hand.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 20, at Reflections at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Location. Interment followed in Rest Haven Memorial Park. A gathering of family and friends was held Friday evening. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to OCRA (Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance) https://ocrahope.org/.
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