Fred D. Humphrey, son of the late Joseph and Jessie Dixon Humphrey, was born August 10, 1921 in Hazel Green, Alabama and departed this life May 30, 2012 at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Arkansas at the age of 90 years.
He was united in marriage to Ruby Cathey and they had one son, Jerry Humphrey.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby Humphrey of the home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; son, Jerry Humphrey and wife, Judith, also of Mammoth Spring. He was blessed with two grandchildren who were the light of his life, Joy Poulette and husband, Donald of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas and James Humphrey and wife, Novella of Melbourne, Arkansas; five great-grandchildren, Casey, Tyler and Sammy Poulette of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas and Jared and Natalie Humphrey of Melbourne, Arkansas; one brother, Charlie Humphrey and wife, Marie and two sisters, Jean Northcutt and Louise Persall, all of McMinnville, Tennessee. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Jessie Humphrey and six brothers, Bill, Davis, Shelby, Elbie, Joseph Jr. and Floyd Humphrey.
Fred was a Veteran, proudly serving his country in the United States Army during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, DAV, Masonic Lodge #418, Mammoth Spring Lions Club and the Mammoth Spring United Methodist Church.
He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather; a loyal friend and good neighbor to all. He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.