Larry “Duke” Humphrey, 68, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday morning, July 16, 2014, at the family residence.
He was the son of the late Dorothy Sanford Humphrey and Garland Humphrey. He was preceded in death by his sister, Sherry Humphrey Swargart; and his brother, Jay Humphrey.
He enjoyed playing all sports and he was considered one of the best athletes to ever come out of Noblesville, Ind., his home town. He could have gone professional in basketball or baseball, but was drafted for the Vietnam War. He was a U. S. Army veteran and served in Vietnam, where he received three purple hearts.
He owned and operated Duke’s Plumbing for many years in Indiana. He also carried an electrician certification. He was of the Christian faith.
Survivors include his son, Travis Humphrey and his wife, April, of Cleveland; his granddaughter, Keira Humphrey, also of Cleveland; his sisters: Gena Wade of Indianapolis, Ind., Dottie Frost of Noblesville and Vickie Spannon of Anderson, Ind.; his brothers: Bill Humphrey and his wife, Cynthia, of Tampa, Fla., Dr. Lee Humphrey of Oletha, Kan., Gary Humphrey and his wife, Karen, of Fishers, Ind., and Terry Humphrey and his wife, Ann, of Noblesville; and several nieces and nephews.
The Remembrance of Life Service will be conducted at 11 this morning, July 20, 2014, from the Wildwood Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes with the Rev. Frank Nolen officiating.
Interment will follow in the Fort Hill Veteran Section with family serving as pallbearers. Military honors will be given.
You may share your condolences and your memories with Duke’s family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.