He was of the Baptist faith. He was a veteran of the U.S Navy and a retired iron worker. He was a local farmer and ran his own sawmill.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years, Ella V. Humphrey, who passed away Oct. 17, 2010; parents, Forrest Carl Humphrey Sr. and Mary Still Humphrey; sisters: Katherine Hurd and Martha Jane Chisenall; brother, Forrest Carl Humphrey Jr.; and nephew, Jeff Sellers.
Survivors include sisters and spouses: Dorothy Epperson (Mart) of Cleveland and Nancy Humphrey Creasman (Ron) of Raleigh, N.C.; and nieces and nephews and spouses: Lisa Armstrong (Eric) and Greg Epperson (Jonna), all of Cleveland, Barry Creasman of Atlanta, Ga., and Allison Creasman Marsh (Bob) of Raleigh, N.C., Tony Sellers (Dawn) of Jacksonville, Fla., Kathy Hawkins of Charleston, S.C. and David Sellers of Fayetteville, N.C.
Funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. today, June 2, 2013, in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with Brother Doyle McCracken officiating.
Interment will follow in the Union Grove Church of Christ Cemetery with military honors. David Sellers, Greg Epperson, Tony Sellers, Barry Creasman, Christopher Epperson and Don Still will serve as pallbearers.
His family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family express appreciation to all of his caregivers.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Humphrey family guestbook at wwwfikefh.com