|Death: ||Jan. 29, 2011|
William 'Bill' Humphrey, formerly of Bethel Twp.
Bill Humphrey, 85, currently of Windermere, Fla., retired Sun Oil Co. employee and longtime resident of Bethel Township, peacefully died at the home of his daughter on January 29, 2011.
Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late William and Ruth Indian Humphrey.
During his childhood, he lived in Linwood and was a member of the Linwood United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of Eddystone High School where he began his athletic career, playing football, basketball and breaking school records in track and field. He was senior class president until being called to duty in the U.S. Marine Corps and was based in Quantico, Va. At Sun Oil Company he worked as a skilled machinist for 35 years before retiring in 1983. At that time he moved to St. Petersburg, Fla. for 11 years and later resided in Ocala, Fla. until the fall of 2010. Coaching Sun Oil Little League for several years, he instilled confidence and leadership skills in young adults. He was respected and loved by all. Bill enjoyed traveling with his wife, Sonnie, until her death in 2003. He was a sports enthusiast and an avid bowler until his retirement. Bill loved his computer, especially Facebook and Farmville. He was a past member of Bethel Township Hose Company, Sun Oil Sapphire Club and Sun Oil Retirement Club in St. Petersburg, FL.
Mr. Humphrey was preceded in death by his wife, Sonnie, brother, Joseph Humphrey and sister Florence Humphrey Boyer. Survivors include son, Scott Humphrey and his wife Susan of Cochranville; daughter, Sheri Myers and her husband Bob of Windermere, Fla.; three grandchildren, Stephen Edwards, Stephani Glatts and Staci Edwards and four great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
He will be interred at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla., where he will be celebrated with full military honors.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or charity of donor's choice. Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Oviedo, Fla.
Published in The Daily Local on February 3, 2011
Sonia C Sauer Humphrey (1930 - 2003)
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