Colonel (Ret.) Jack N. Humphries was born on May 25, 1935 in Oak Grove, LA. Mr. Humphries died December 6, 2017 at Northern Louisiana Medical Center in Ruston after a brief illness. His visitation will be at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston on Friday, December 8, 2017 from 5-7 PM. The funeral services will be on…read more
Colonel (Ret.) Jack N. Humphries was born on May 25, 1935 in Oak Grove, LA. Mr. Humphries died December 6, 2017 at Northern Louisiana Medical Center in Ruston after a brief illness. His visitation will be at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston on Friday, December 8, 2017 from 5-7 PM. The funeral services will be on December 9 at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Ruston. A coffee hour will begin at 9:00 AM with the funeral service to follow at 10:00 AM. Burial will be immediately after this service at Mulhearn Memorial Cemetery in Monroe, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.
Jack was an active member of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer where he served as a lay reader and on the vestry.
Colonel Humphries graduated from Northeast Louisiana University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management. He later had the honor of serving on the Board of Directors of the Northeast Louisiana University Alumni Association.
Colonel Humphries was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Norma Humphries, and brother, Jerry Humphries. He is survived by his spouse, Sarah Eliza Humphries; sons: Mark Humphries (Judy) of Shreveport, LA and Timothy Humphries (Sharon) of Lexington, KY; step-daughters: Beth Sale of Athens, GA and Sarah Sale Driscoll (Sean) of Rockwall, TX; grandchildren: Allison, Slone, and Mary Grace Humphries; step-grandchildren: Daisy and Victor Jaquet and Ian and Colin Driscoll; two sisters: Mary Robison (BJ) of Naples, FL and Charlette Davis (John) of Orlando, FL; sister-in-laws: Ercil Lord of Baskin, LA and Jane Humphries of Monroe, LA; brother-in-laws: Zack Spivey (Linda) of Ruston, LA and John Spivey (Lynn) of College Station, TX; and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Levy Lord, Sean Driscoll, David Hoogland, Rickey Fife, Major Joshua Culp, Colonel (Ret.) Keith Kingston, Lane Robertson, and Heath Hightower. Honorary pallbearers are retired Judge Larry Lolley, Colonel (Ret.) John Pugh, and the Turtle Creek Coffee Group.
Colonel Humphries retired from the US Army Reserve in 1992 after 33 years of service. He served as the Commander, 3rd Battalion, 95th Division, USAR, as well as multiple other commands. After his retirement, he became active in Employer Support for Guard and Reserve. ESGR is a volunteer organization which falls under the umbrella of the Department of Defense. He was appointed Louisiana State Chair for ESGR Louisiana and served 6 years. During his tenure as ESGR state chair, Colonel Humphries served on the Governor’s Military Advisory Board.
Jack retired in 2000 from Entergy Corporation after 40 years of service. He was active in many civic organizations serving as President of the Jackson Parish Economic Development Corporation, President of Jonesboro-Hodge Lions Club, President of Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce, President of the Haynesville Lions Club, and President of the Ruston Sunrise Kiwanis Club. Jack was Lt. Governor Kiwanis International, President of Claiborne Parish Industrial Development Association served on the Advisory Board of Director of Peoples Homestead Bank, and served on the Tallulah Industrial Development Committee.
Colonel Humphries most recently was honored as Veteran of the week on November 25 at the Louisiana Tech University football game. He was humbled and delighted to receive this honor.
Jack Humphries recognized all of the many blessings he had received throughout his life and felt it was his duty and obligation to serve and give back to his country, his community, and God. He strived to fulfill his duties to serve in all aspects of his life in a most honorable way.
Memorials may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Ruston, LA or the charity of choice.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com .hide
Date: Friday, December 8, 2017
Time: 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Episcopal Church of the Redeemer
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