DONALD PHILLIP HUMPHREY, age 83 of Niota, Tenn. passed away Thursday, January 21, 2021, at his residence surrounded by family. He was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, Tenn., a son of the late Carl and Mary Edna McCarter Gourley preceded in death by Brother: Aubrey Humphrey. Survivors: Six Sons and daughters-in-law: Donnie and Eulene Humphrey of Niota, Tenn., Hershel and Dana Humphrey of Athens, Tenn. , Bill and Teresa Crawford of Athens, Tenn., Mitch and Maria Humphrey of Niota, Tenn.,, Robin Humphrey of Niota, Tenn., Danny Humphrey of Niota, Tenn., Daughter: Donna Johnston of Athens, Tenn., Two Sisters and brother-in-law: Phyllis Humphrey of California, and Betty and James Collins of Chattanooga, Tenn., 13 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Don retired after serving over 20 years employment at both Niota Elementary School and Niota Post Office. In his spare time, he loved being outdoors and spending time with his family. He was a kind and loving man, as an amazing father. Don's favorite saying was "be kind", and this was exactly how he choose to live life. One of Don's biggest accomplishments was being a loving father. His children called their dad a superhero, and even as adults, still see him that way. He was always there for them through their ups and downs and taught them to enjoy every moment life has to offer.
Funeral services will be 7:00 P.M. Monday, January 25, 2021 in the Chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with Pastor Herschell Baker officiating. Interment will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 26, 2021 in McMinn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Donnie Humphrey, Hershel Humphrey, Bill Crawford, Mitch Humphrey, Josh Humphrey, Justin Crawford, and James Rose. The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM Monday in the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to www.laycock-hobbs.com/notices/Donald-Humphrey. Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements.
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