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Dewey Lee Humphrey

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A funeral service for Dewey Lee Humphrey, 87, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Pickton with Bro. Patrick Gernenz officiating.

A military graveside service, under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition, will follow at New Pickton Cemetery with Paul Poarch, Brian Petraitis, Shawn Boyd, Eric Daily and Darrell Marks serving as pallbearers. Phillip Poarch will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

A visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Humphrey died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at his residence.

Dewey Lee Humphrey was born on Dec. 13, 1925, in Pickton to Lucian F. and Exie (Bain) Humphrey.

He married Allene Cook in Dallas on March 11, 1948; she survives.

Mr. Humphrey was a gunner in World War II. He spent 35 years at Continental Electronics, where he was a machine shop foreman. He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, where he was the Sunday school director.

Other survivors include his daughters, Patricia Lynn Poarch and husband, J.D., of Sulphur Springs, Danita Kay Petraitis and husband, Ed, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Donna Lee Kile and husband, Michael, of Dallas; grandchildren Phillip Poarch, Paul Poarch, Grace Kile, Brian Petraitis, Danielle Petraitis and Hannah Kile; and one great-grandchild, Grace Marks.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, J.D. Humphrey and Royal T. Humphrey; a sister, Opal M. Blocker; and an infant daughter, Karen Roxanne Humphrey.

Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

The online register can be signed at: www.murrayorwosky.com

 

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