humphrey-test_thumb.jpgSammye Eugene Humphrey

January 1, 1941-August 11, 2014

Sam Humphrey, 73, passed away Monday, August 11, 2014, in Oklahoma City.  Son of George Jackson Humphrey and Callie Marie Hale, Sam was born January 1, 1941, in Ryan OK.

He graduated from Grant High School in Oklahoma City, OK, in 1959.  Sam joined the U.S. Army in 1960, reaching the rank of SP5 E-5 and was stationed in Korea with the 2nd Battalion, 36th Field Artillery unit as an Army Surveyor.  He also received commendations for Marksman (Rifle, Carbine), Bayonet Badge (Expert) and Drivers Badge.  Sam received an honorable discharge in 1963.

Sam received his CLU with the American College in September of 1980 and continued a life-long career in insurance.

Sam was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include son, John Humphrey, his wife, Jennifer, grandsons, Jaxon and Jett, of Edmond, OK; son, Jason Humphrey and his wife Michelle, of Nashville, TN; brother, George Humphrey of Oklahoma City, OK.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 15, 2014 at the First Christian Church, Chapel, in Edmond, OK.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lung Cancer Alliance or Physicians Choice Hospice.


  1. You are all in my prayers! Grateful that Sam is no longer in pain and I know that there is now another soul up there to watch over you all!

    Love, Jeananna and family

  2. John and Jason, sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you and your families. I enjoyed the time I knew Sam. He was very proud of his boys. Ed and Carolyn

  3. Jason & John and family: Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Papa Sam was so very proud of his family and we send you thoughts of comfort, healing and peace. I’m sure he’s smiling down on you guys, happy to know that people are taking time to remember him, his life and legacy. Many hugs and much love, The Good Family

  4. Thinking of all of you, Sam’s Family, this morning, and especially memories of my very first nephew, whom I love. I am only 10 years older than Sam and he was given to my
    care sometimes. Because I spoiled him, I was scolded many times by his mother and father. They thought he would not learn to walk because I carried him until he was too big.

    He has a large family to greet him with a big welcome and love. I already miss him. He was more like a brother than a nephew. I will see him soon.

  5. Jason and family, sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you and your family. Bobby

  6. I am thinking of all of you, the family of Sam, this morning. I miss him also. He was more like a brother than a nephew since there is only a 10 year difference in our age.

    Sam was in my care a lot when he was a baby and a todler. His mother and father scolded me a lot because I spoiled him. They thought he would not learn to walk because I carried him all the time, until he was too big.

    Many of my days were brightened in the past 3 years by our frequent phone conversations. Much of which was about our families. He is so happy with the lives his sons have created for themselves. His grandsons was the center of his love and conversation. He sent me a picture of Jaxon because Jaxon looked so much like Justin
    Beiber. Jett is only a mini-Sam when Sam was his age.

    John and Jason, and especially Jennifer, I am so pleased you made every effort to care for Sam in his failing years. He told me of so much of your caring. Jennifer especially.
    She was ever present when Jason and John could not be there.

    I send you my love and my prayers are extended in your behalf. Aunt Tela Joyce

  7. I will always remember his laughter. I am sure he touched many people that way. My thoughts are with his entire family.

    Much love,

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