Arthur W. Handley, III, known as “Bill,” passed away on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Delaware Hospice in Milford, surrounded by his family.

He was born on Nov. 10, 1950 in Milford to the late Arthur Handley, Sr. and Mildred Hastings Handley. He graduated from Oak Ridge Military School in Greensboro, NC in 1970.

He owned and operated Handley Exterminating service from 1971-1990. He also loved to farm. In his free time, Bill enjoyed fishing and hunting in his younger days. Later he loved to watch television and spend time with his family and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Joyce Dill Handley; a son, John J. Handley and his wife Ashley; and two grandsons: Jacob and John Handley, all of Bridgeville; a sister, Phyllis Handley Parker and her husband Carl “Buddy” and nieces, all of Bridgeville.

He is also survived by a son, Alan Handley and his wife Dawn and their three children, all of Jackson, FL, and a daughter Debra Handley and her son of Greensboro, NC.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 13 at the Framptom Funeral Home – Fleischauer Chapel in Greenwood. Burial followed in Bridgeville Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Delaware Hospice at or mail to 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.

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