TIFTON — Sam Humphrey, 75, of Tifton died
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at Tift Regional Medical Center.
A memorial service and celebration of life was held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Calvary United Methodist Church. The Rev. Ronnie Howell officiated.
Mr. Humphrey was born May 10, 1939 in Gibson County, Ind. to the late Samuel Robert Humphrey and Hazel Pearl Grubb.
He was a retired Air Force master sergeant who served in the Vietnam War. Upon retiring from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, he was the manager for the Non-Commissioned Officers Association in Tucson, Ariz.
After returning to his hometown of Princeton, Ind. in the late 1980s, he owned and managed the Humphrey Hearing Center until retiring to Tifton in 2000.
Mr. Humphrey was preceded in death by his wife, Pearline "June" Bass of Tift County.
He is survived by a sister, Rose Anna Summers of Princeton, Ind.; a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Clarke Pyles of Tucson, Ariz.; a son, Joseph A. Gilbert of Tifton; five grandchildren, Jessica Anderson of Phoenix, Ariz., Jeanna Allums of Valdosta, Amanda Gilbert and Nathan Gilbert of Jeffersonville, Ind. and Adam Joseph Dooley Gilbert of Tucson, Ariz.; and a niece, Gayle Ann Whitler of Princeton, Ind.
Mr. Humphrey was very active in his church, an avid sports fan, loved his dogs and a friend to all. He was always ready to share his Christian beliefs with all who would listen and counted his relationship with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as the greatest of his life's accomplishments.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Mount Calvary building fund in the honor of Sam.
Reflection Cremation and Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.