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James E. Humphrey

January 31, 1946 — August 16, 2019

  James E. Humphrey, 73 of Pottsville, long time Pottsville funeral director, died Friday at home.

  He was born January 31, 1946 in Baton Rouge, LA a son of the late Clement E. and Nellie Haines Humphrey.

  He was a 1963 graduate of Pottsville High School, a graduate of Kilgore College and was a graduate 1974 of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science with a degree in Funeral Directing and Embalming.

  He was an Army veteran having served during the Vietnam War.

  Jim began his career as a funeral director after his year of internship on December 17, 1975. He and his wife Linda later founded the James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, on February 1, 1987. Jim handed operations of the funeral home over to his son James B. Humphrey in 2017. On April 22, 2019 Jim fully retired due to health reasons and the funeral home was sold to his son James,

  Jim was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Pulaski Lodge 216 F&AM, and a life member Good Intent Fire Company, all of Pottsville; VFW Post # 129, Robert E. Baker American Legion Post #38 Schuylkill Haven, Lebanon/Schuylkill County Funeral Directors Association, Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association where he served as District 6 Governor, acting executive director and was the only funeral director in Pottsville and Schuylkill County to serve as President from 1983-1984; and was an associate member of the Fraternal Order of Police Philip Melley Lodge # 65. He was also a former executive board member of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science where he served as Secretary and a former board member of the Schuylkill County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

  Surviving are his wife Linda Dimmerling Humphrey; 2 sons, James B. Humphrey and his wife Heather M., Pottsville; Todd J. Humphrey, Pottsville: 2 grandchildren, Lillian A. and Hayden P. Humphrey; nieces and nephews.

  Services will be held Thursday at 10AM from James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville. Family and friends are invited to a viewing from 6-8PM Wednesday and from 9AM until the time of services Thursday at the funeral home. Our family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 300 W. Arch St. Pottsville PA, 17901. Interment with military honors will follow at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

  Please share your memories and condolences with our family by signing the guest book at www.jehumphreyfuneralhome.com

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