Taylor Seth Hand, 19, of Altus, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Player officiating. Interment will follow in the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of the Kincannon Funeral Home.
Taylor Seth Hand was born Nov. 11, 1993 in Lawton to Stephen Allen and Gerri Lynn (Spelde) Hand. He graduated from Altus High School in 2012 and was a sophomore at Western Oklahoma State College. He enjoyed playing video games and spending time with his brother, family and friends.
Taylor is survived by his parents, Steve and Gerri Hand of the home; his brothers, Nathan, Blair and Cale Hand; his sister, Emily Hand; his girlfiriend, Chrystle Raegan and her daughter, Paige Yaites of Altus; his grandparents, Bill Hand of Blair, Carol & Perry Souder of Altus, and Gerald and Lucy Spelde of Hudson, Fla. Taylor is also survived by aunts and uncles, David and John Hand, Thom & Grace Spelde, Holland Michigan, Linda and Mark Los, Holland Michigan and Nancy and Steve Spiereinburg, Zeeland, Michigan and Kevin and Lori Souder, Midwest City; His cousins; Corey, Whitney, Holli, Wesley, Willie, Sam, Alixx, Joe, Stacy, Meryl, Caleb, Josh, Reagan, Jason , and Kyle.
Taylor was a kid that was liked by everyone No one ever heard of someone not liking him. He had such a likeable personality, that no one could resist. His dry humor put a smile on everyones face. He had a smile that would light up a room! He was extremely intelligent, as he wanted to be pharmacist. He always helped people with their work, and was always bored with his class work. He would do anything for anyone without them even having to ask. He had such a sweet, God-loving heart. We dont know how to react without seeing a couple of his friends walk in and staying for several days at a time, or hearing them yelling at the video games in the middle of the night waking everyone up in the house. What we would give just to have that back. No one knows why we had to lose a family member/friend so soon, and we probably wont ever know. We are all just waiting to see his loving face some day in heaven. We all love him so much! He will be greatly missed.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday at the Kincannon Gathering Room. Thanksgiving Day funeral home hours will be 2 to 8 p.m.
A memorial fund has been established in Taylors name at Western Oklahoma State College .
Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com