Class  of  1955
Dr. Melvin Austin Humphreys

Obituary


Melvin  Humphreys

 

 

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Henry County native Dr. Melvin Austin Humphreys, 79, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, at his home in Cordova.

He was born June 29, 1936, in Paris and was reared in Cottage Grove. His parents are the late Melvin Brown and Virginia Austin Humphreys.

A memorial service is planned at 4 p.m. today at the Buntyn Presbyterian Church in Memphis, where he was a long-time member and elder. Visitation will begin at 3.

A private burial will follow at the Memphis Funeral Home’s Memorial Gardens.

A professor emeritus of the University of Memphis following a tenure of 43 years, Humphreys also was a long-time outdoorsman and Boy Scout leader.

He earned degrees from the University of Tennessee at Martin, Memphis State University and Indiana University.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years: Kay Humphreys; two sons: Andrew (Terri) Humphreys and Mark (Elizabeth) Humphreys;

And nine grandchildren: Austin, Cooper, Haley, Samuel, Margaret, William, Thomas, Harrison and Rebecca Humphreys.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Buntyn Presbyterian Church or the charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be made by visiting
  www.memphisfuneralhome.net
 

 

Reprinted from  THE  PARIS  POST-INTELLIGENCER
Paris, Tennessee
  November 13, 2015  Edition ~ Used by Permission

 

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