Thad Humphries, 90, formerly of West Helena passed away on April 16, 2018, in Little Rock. Thad was born on June 15, 1927, to Victor and Leslie Humphries of Louisville, Mississippi, and was the last remaining of his eight brothers and sisters. Thad graduated from Mississippi State University in 1950, and was a life-long Bulldog. His annual maroon and white mums, red and yellow tulips, and tomatoes he shared were his pride and joy. Thad started his career at Mississippi Chemical Corp. in Yazoo City, Mississippi, before moving to West Helena, where he worked for Arkla Chemical and the Phillips County Child Support Enforcement office until his retirement in 1992. He was a member of the West Helena United Methodist Church and the West Helena Lions Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Thad was proceeded in death by his wife of 60 years, Martha Turner Humphries, and is survived by their three children, Leslie Humphries and Bob Hargraves of Roland, Martha Ellen Humphries of Little Rock, and Thad and Terri Humphries of Walnut Grove, Mississippi; their five grandchildren, Mary Blohm Hargraves, Will Delacey, Fran Delacey, Blake Humphries, and Logan Humphries.
Visitation was at noon on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Roller-Citizen Funeral Home in West Helena, with burial at 2:00 p.m. at Cypert Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the West Helena United Methodist Church.
Services will be directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870) 572-2571. Relatives and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/westhelena.