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Zionsville Robert Humphrey Sr. Robert Humphrey Sr. went to our Lord on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, after a long and full life. He was born to Homer and Mattie Humphrey on May 2, 1925, in Smithville, Ind. The youngest of 10, Bob followed his five older brothers into the service in World War II as a radioman in the U.S. Navy, stationed in the South Pacific. After the war he returned to the Bloomington area and continued his education at Indiana University. After graduating from IU, he moved to Indianapolis where he spent his entire career with the Indiana State Board of Health. On Aug. 16, 1952, Bob married Margaret Kay Bridge, who preceded him in death on March 15, 2000. A devoted family man, he and Kay had four children: Ryan, Kim, B.J. and Mark; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Both Bob and Margaret were actively involved in the Zionsville community and supported the kids in any and all endeavors and activities. Bob’s involvement in the Zionsville Methodist Church started in 1954 when he and Kay moved to Zionsville. He also took an active leadership role in the Jaycees, the Zionsville police board, Boy Scouts, and Habitat for Humanity. He and Kay would spend Thanksgiving mornings at Mozel Sanders’ Foundation delivering meals in the inner city. Bob and Kay were involved in ZUMC mission work that included Roberts Park, Fletcher Place and the Julian Center. They made multiple work trips to McAllen, Texas; Red Bird Mission, Ky.; and the McCurdy Mission School in New Mexico. Bob was a Master Mason in the Charles Frank Lodge in Zionsville. A memorial service was Aug. 18, at the Zionsville United Methodist Church, preceded by visitation. Contributions may be made to the Bob and Kay Humphrey Youth Mission Scholarship Fund at the Zionsville United Methodist Church, 9644 Whitestown Road, Zionsville, IN 46077.
Published on  August 21, 2013
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