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133 E. Orchard Street
P.0. Box 217
Delton, MI 49046
Phone: (269) 623-5461
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James Humphrey

James W. Humphrey

Saturday, December 18th, 1920 - Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
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Humphrey, James W.

James William Humphrey, age 99, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2020 at Woodlawn Meadows. Jim was born on December 18, 1920 in Hastings, the son of George and Marcella (Daley) Humphrey. Jim farmed with his father before being drafted into the United States Army in June of 1942. He graduated officer school as a 2nd Lieutenant, was an artillery training officer and became a company commander. He activated and commanded a heavy maintenance company in Camp McCoy where he met his wife, Anne (Nicksic) Humphrey, who survives. He served in the European Theatre during World War II, before being honorably discharged with a Captain’s rating. Jim was very proud of his military service. He was employed in the engineering department at Clark Equipment Company for 22 years before retiring. Jim served as a member of the Barry County Planning and Zoning Commission serving as chairman for three years, board member of Charlton Park. He was chairman of the church council at St. Ambrose Catholic Church and was very active in the parish with the food bank and blood drives. Jim was a member of DAV, and first lifetime member of Delton VFW Post 422. Jim loved farming and building houses for his family. Jim is survived by his wife of 75 years: Anne Humphrey; children: Karri (Thomas) Wood, Stephen Humphrey, Jeanne (Skip) Burger, and Bill (Mary) Humphrey; ten grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren, siblings: Henry (Aline) Humphrey, Agnes (Ron Henkel) Rein, Edna Corrigan, Grace (Jack) Newbecker; special cousin: Hosea Humphrey; and several nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; daughter in law: Ruthann Humphrey; siblings: Fran (Art) Richards, Robert (Velma) Humphrey, Phillip Humphrey, George (Anne) Humphrey, Mary Williams; brothers in law: Dick Corrigan and Bob Rein. Jim’s family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Williams-Gores Funeral Home where the Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 PM. In accordance with the executive order, please practice social distancing and no more than 10 people will be allowed in the building at one time. Private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Military honors will be conducted by American Legion Post 45. Burial will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Memorial contributions to St. Ambrose Catholic Church or a veteran’s organization of one’s choice will be appreciated. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at Woodlawn Meadows for their loving care of Jim. Please visit to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Jim’s family.

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    Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Williams-Gores Funeral Home
    133 E ORCHARD ST
    DELTON, MI 49046
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    In accordance with the executive order, please practice social distancing and no more than 10 people will be allowed in the building at one time.
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    Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 | 7:30pm
    Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 7:30pm
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  • Interment

    Fort Custer National Cemetery
    15501 Dickman Rd
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Charlotte Rentz

Posted at 08:37am
Aunt Ann, Kari, Steven, Bill, Jennie and your families, There are no words to say that will ease the pain of loosing your husband and father. We are so sorry. I was glad that Mom , Ron and I was able to visit with both of you a couple months ago. I still remember as a child staying with you all once in a while at the farm on Barber Rd. I will always remember his big smile and the sound of his laugh. Uncle Jim was my favorite uncle growing up because even though I was just a kid, he always would say "Hello" to each of the kids that came and went when we were at Grandma and Grandpa's. Just wanted to let you all know your in our prays
today and tomorrow especially. A big hug for the family...
Love you all, My Mom Agnes and Ron, Charlotte, Mary Margaret, and our families.


Carolyn Moffit, Michelle Maddox & Janine VanStee

Posted at 07:28pm
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Joe, Dan, Sam, Jim, Steve, Bob, and families.

Posted at 04:30pm
Peace, Prayers and Blessings, In heartfelt memory of Uncle Jim. Our deepest sympathies.
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Jim Ludens

Posted at 12:27pm
To Steve and Bill: I was saddened to read of the passing of your father. But how wonderful to have him with you for so many years. Jim Ludens

Dale Humphrey

Posted at 06:20pm
Sorry to hear about Uncle Jim's passing, prayers go out to the family. He was a good man, served his country & well respected. I recall on a visit back when the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was going on, he was problem solver so concerned, he was discussing the plans he drawn up to stop the oil and said he sent to the President. He will be missed, but remembered.

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