Name:    Robert Kenneth Humphrey

From:  The Evansville Courier, Evansville, Indiana
Date:  Tuesday, June 5,2012   

Robert K. Humphrey, 93, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2012, at VNA Charlier Hospice in Evansville, Ind.  He was born July 27 1918 in Evansville.

He attended Baker Elementary School and graduated from Central High School in 1936.  He played clarinet in the school band.  Robert enjoyed Dade Park and Churchill Downs and attended many Kentucky Derby's.  At 10 years of age, he was a passenger in a small blimp and a World War I British fighter plane.  He served in World War II in the Army Medical Corp for 44 months and was overseas one year in Munich, Germany.  Robert retired from the family owned Safeway Market and later worked for 3 1/2 years at Hyden-Steiber Hardware. At the age of 69, he went to work for Schnucks on 1st Avenue.  He finally retired at the age of 82.  Robert was a member an deacon at Washington Avenue Presbyterian Church; member of Lessing Masonic Lodge #464 for over 65 years; and VFW Post 1114 for over 60 years.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Geraldine Humphrey; four brothers, Edward, Milton, James and Paul; and sister Bess Ulsas.

Robert is survived by his wife of 31 years, Jessie (Hall) Humphrey; sons, Donald Humphrey (Janice), Steven Humphrey, of Coram, N.Y.; daughter, Barbara Jordan (Rick); grandchildren, Robert P. Humphrey (Mindy), Christopher M. Humphrey (Leslie), Sherry Benedetto (Victor), Robert Humphrey, Catherine, Humphrey, Beth Humphrey, Jennifer Elfreich (Zach), Jacob Jordan (Josie), Jessica Jordan; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Alexander West Chapel with burial and military rites at Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit Tuesday, June 15, 2012, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Wednesday from noon until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to VNA Hospice, 610 E. Walnut Street, Evansville, IN 47713.