George R. Humphrey

George R. Humphrey

April 1, 2021, 88, Goldsboro –

George R. Humphrey, 88, passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at his home surrounded by family. Born in Onslow County, he was the son of the late Leamon and Eva Morton Humphrey. George proudly served his country as a medic paratrooper in the 11th Airborne of the United States Army.

For over 60 years, George owned and operated George’s Body Shop in Goldsboro. He was a hard-working man, which was the theme of his life, he lived to work. George was the kind of man who was loyal to his family, who took great pride in caring and providing for them.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Dennis Pollock officiating. The family will greet friends following the service at the cemetery. Attendees are asked to wear a face covering and practice social distancing. George will lie in state on Monday afternoon from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon at Seymour Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Jo Ann Humphrey; daughters, Sandra Burnette and husband Bill of Hendersonville and Georgia Faircloth of Goldsboro; son, Tommy Humphrey and Melinda Barnes of Goldsboro; grandchildren, Toby Faircloth and wife Beth, Mary Gurganus and husband Blake, Kourtney Humphrey and Noah Humphrey; and great-grandchildren, Trey Faircloth, Gavin Faircloth, Bailee Faircloth and Tate Gurganus. George is also survived by his brother, Leonard Humphrey and wife Pauline of Jacksonville; sister, Mary Mitchell of Jacksonville; and special friends, Joe and Margaret Sadler, Dolly Bass and Blair Wade.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Kristie Lynn Humphrey; son, Jerry Allen Humphrey; son-in-law, Ronnie Faircloth; and brothers, David, B.L., Woodrow and Roy Humphrey.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given in George’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

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