Everett Humphrey, age 97, of Quincy IL Veterans Home, went to be with the Lord Sunday August 23, 2020.
Mr. Everett Humphrey was born July 16, 1923 in LaBelle MO, son of Leslie and Ida Mae Eston Humphrey. The love of his life for over 55 years was Annabell Humphrey. They married July 18, 1956 in Quincy IL
Everett Humphrey went to school in Monticello MO and went to serve his country in the U.S. Army and Marines during WWII and Korea. He retired from Gardner-Denver in Quincy.
Everett was a man of God and a faithful member of Green Chapel Baptist church in La Grange for many years of his life. He loved to sing. He was a member of a men community choir, his singing was best known for the Humphrey Brothers (Elgie, Leslie and Claude-aka Chink). He loved to garden, read, walk, fish and play horseshoes. Everett was a wonderful, loving, giving husband and father and loved family time. He was a man with a personality that made him a joy to be around, he is and always will be missed.
His survivors include six sons and two daughters, Leland (Dea) Humphrey of Quincy, Everett Humphrey Jr. of Quincy, Wayne (Wanda) Humphrey of La Grange, Julia (Bill) Davis of La Grange, Pernell Humphrey of Quincy, Richie (Amy) Humphrey of Quincy, Tranell (Natasha) Humphrey of Quincy and Raquel Humphrey (Kevin Tasco) of Jacksonville; 25 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law Shirley Cartwright. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Annabell, five brothers, Archie, Elgie, Leslie, Claude Sr. and Vernon, two sons Pernell Richard and Lamont, a daughter Paula Humphrey and two grandchildren, Kandace Tasco and Leshawnda Allison-Rees.
Graveside services and military honors will be held Friday, August 28, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in Memorial Cemetery in La Grange, MO with Rev. John H. Mims and Pastor Dane Humphrey officiating. Viewing for family and friends will be held on Thursday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Home in La Grange. Please wear a mask and social distance while present in the funeral home.
The family suggest memorials be made to Green Chapel Baptist Church in LaGrange or to his granddaughter Kevlasha Humphrey in support of her international missionary work at https://meigiving.org/donate/ywam-kevlasha. Kevlasha is a loyal servant sharing her love for God that was passed down from her Papa.
Pallbearers will be: Daniel Wilson, Scott Humphrey, Demeique Humphrey, Rodney Davis, Joshua Davis, J'Len Humphrey, Draelon Humphrey, DJ Humphrey, Trevin Humphrey and Xavier Milsap.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: Stevie Ball, Demond Dade, Michael Dade
Music will be by: Claude Humphrey, vocalist
Online condolences may be left at www.davis-fh.com
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