KENSINGTON – Don W. Humphrey, age 94, of Sebring, formerly of McCann Road, Kensington, died peacefully at 11 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the Crandall Medical Center. He was born July 9, 1919 in Adair, Ohio, son of the late William Kepner and Rose Emma (Loudon) Humphrey.
His early education was at Hornet’s Nest School in Adair before graduating in 1937 from Augusta High School. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII from 1941 to 1945 with the 254th Signal Construction Company in the Asiatic Pacific Theater, Hawaii, Saipan and Guam. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1984 following nearly 30 years as a rural mail carrier in the Kensington area. Don loved farming and farmed for many years. After retirement, he and Elinor resided in Cape Coral, Florida during the winters for 25 years.
Don was a member of the Winona United Methodist Church, Rural Carriers Association and former member of Winona Ruritan Club.
In addition to his parents, a sister, Betty LaRue Heim; a brother, Karl Humphrey; a son, Raymond Edward Humphrey and a great-granddaughter, Hannah Belle Fuhr preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Elinor (Gray) Humphrey, whom he married April 27, 1951; three sons, Don W. Humphrey, Jr. of Adair, David (Joyce) Humphrey of Salem and James Hillis Humphrey of Coshocton; 11 grandchildren, Raymond Bruce (Missy) Humphrey, Robin (Andrew) Park, Noemi (David) Arthur, Kristopher (Kayla) Humphrey, Raquel (Shawn) Fuhr, Don W. (Khris) Humphrey III, Crystal Humphrey, Julie Humphrey, Leslie (Michael) Pugh, Devin (Candis) Leggett and Garrett Humphrey; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at the Winona United Methodist Church with Rev. Mary Owen officiating. Calling hours will be held on Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home and on Sunday at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Woodsdale Cemetery with military honors provided by the Salem Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions made to the Winona United Methodist Church, PO Box 25, Winona, OH 44493.
Don’s obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.