Name: James Guthrie Humphrey Jr.
From: The Evansville Courier,
Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2003
James Guthrie Humphrey Jr., 94, of Evansville, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2003 at the Evansville Protestant Home.
James was born on November 14, 1908 in Evansville, Indiana to the late James Guthrie Sr. and Yetta (Senff) Humphrey. Jim graduated from Central High School in 1927. During his high school years, he apprenticed with Durham Sign Company and stayed with them until the early 1930's. Later, he opened the first of his three grocery stores, Humphrey Economy Market, where he delivered groceries by boat during the 1937 flood. During World War II, he worked at Serval Inc., building P-47 airplane wings and was called back to service during the Korean War as a supervisor in the aeronautics department. After the war, he returned to the grocery business where he joined his brothers at Saveway Market until he retired at age 65. He had a lifelong love for cars and for the river. He was named after the riverboat, the James Guthrie.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Jeanette (Baumgart); daughters, Marjorie Angermeier and her husband Will of Evansville and Jean Wallace Leach and her husband George of Annandale, Virginia; grandchildren, David Angermeier of Wheaton, Illinois, Martha Howard of Hatfield, Indiana, Tom Angermeier of Evansville, Mark Wallace of Dundrum, Northern Ireland, Bradley Wallace of Quillota, Chili and Ann Wallace Woody of Ashburn, Virginia; step-grandchildren, Susan Ward of Atlanta, Georgia, and Brian Leach of Shadyside, Maryland; 11 great-grandchildren; 7 step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson and a brother Bob Humphrey of Evansville.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Bess Ulsas and three brothers, Ed, Milt and Paul.
Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 15 at Zimmer Funeral Home East Chapel, 800 South Hebron Avenue and continued at 10 a.m. at St. Benedict Cathedral. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, with a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Benedict Cathedral or Little Sisters of the Poor.