Danny HumphreysGate City, VA | July 14, 2012
Danny Joe Humphreys – Gate City, VA
Danny Humphreys, 54, of Gate City, VA., went to be with the Lord Friday, July 13, 2012 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, TN. Above all, he loved The Lord, loved his children, family, and friends. He found his greatest joy in serving others. He was loved by all who knew him for his generous and tender heart.
Danny was born to Barbara and Bill G. Humphreys in Russell County, Virginia on April 7, 1958. He was Vice President of Humphreys Enterprises as well as Vice President of Red River Coal Co. He was a member of Gate City First Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his father Bill G. Humphreys, his maternal grandparents; Mae Clark Koch and Charles Buck Brown and paternal grandparents; Lucien P. and Glessye N. Humphreys.
Danny is survived by his mother, Barbara B. Humphreys; sons, Daniel Stuart Humphreys of Limestone, TN and Spencer Brown Humphreys of Santa Fe, NM; sister, Debbie Quillen and husband Mike of Bristol, VA; brothers, Doug Humphreys and wife Bitsy of Gate City, VA and Brad Humphreys of Washington, DC; nieces and nephews, Jennifer and Brian McDavid, Michael and Karrie Thomas, Courtney Carter, Ashley and Kevin Hill, Will Humphreys and Tori Bowen, and Luke and Kimi Humphreys; and special friends, Teresa Cress, Lois Kirkus, Diania Fulton, Debbie Spivey, and Adam Roberts.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2012, in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of Gate City Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held Monday, July 16, 2012 at Gate City Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Steve Brown, Pastor Andy Barnes, and Pastor Jeff DeBoard officiating. Marcus Smith and Chuck Odom will provide the music.
Graveside services will be held Monday, July 16, 2012 at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, VA following the funeral service. Tom Beasley, Mike Breeding, Joe Funk, Luke Humphreys, Will Humphreys, Ron McCall, Michael Thomas, and Mike Thomas will serve as pallbearers. Buzzy Breeding, Lindsey Cress, Pat Cummings, Al Dorsett, Walt Harbor, Dave Haskins, Allen Miner, Curt Newsom, Dan Spivey, Tom Todd, Fred Warren, and Ed Williams will serve as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, Danny's family requests those who wish to make a donation to Billy Wayne Ministries, 441 Horton Highway, Fall Branch, TN 37656.
An online guest registry is available for the Humphreys family at www.gatecityfunerals.com.
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Danny Humphreys.
CondolencesI am so sorry to hear of Danny's Departure. My love and prayers go out to his friends and family. He was such a very kind and generous person with a loving heart. It was an honor to know him. I know he is rejoicing with the angels in Heaven!!!
Posted by: Will Miller, July 25, 2012
To all that have been affected by the loss of Danny, we offer our heartfelt sympathy.. Thoughts & prayers are with each of you now and in the difficult, upcoming days.
Randy and Rachelle Stanley
Posted by: Randy & Rachelle Stanley, July 19, 2012
Please accept my deepest sympathy. Danny was indeed, a fine young man. His smiles and hugs will be missed by his many friends. My heart goes out to each of you.
With love and prayers,
Posted by: Louise Witt-Good, July 17, 2012
Barbara,Doug,Debbie,Brad and family,
We are greatly saddened by Danny's sudden passing, but we can rejoice in the reality that he is with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and keep you throughout this sorrowful time.
Posted by: Dale & Kathy Brooks, July 17, 2012
Barbara and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with all of you in this difficult time.
Brian and Cindy Herron
Posted by: Brian and Cindy Herron, July 17, 2012
Doug & All- I was very shocked to hear about Danny's passing. I am very sorry for your loss. I don't get to Gate City very often, but I remember you all fondly.
Posted by: Carl Perry, July 17, 2012
Barbara,Debbie,Doug and family,
Red and I were so very saddened when we opened the Sunday newspaper. Neither of us could believe what we were seeing and reading. Our hearts go out to you.
We recalled some wonderful memories that our families shared while you lived in Lebanon.
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and that we love you.
Debbie and Red Snead
Posted by: Debbie Snead Boyd, July 16, 2012
Prayers go out to entire family. Only the good Lord can get us thru times like these. Danny was a sweet heart. God bless each of you. So sorry we weren't able to attend. Love to all!
Posted by: LISA AND ROGER MITCHELL, July 16, 2012
Doug, Debbie and family,
I am very sorry for your loss. The Humphreys' family has always held a special place in my heart, going all the way back to racing Bill in Mrs. Humphrey's field in Jonesville. My prayers are with you.
Posted by: Carolyn Newman Gilley , July 16, 2012
Doug and Barbara
So sorry to hear of Danny's passing. My the Lord be with you in your time of sorrow. His beautiful smile will be missed. Will be praying for you.
Posted by: Ann Bright, July 16, 2012
To the Humphreys Family,
You all are in my thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of your loved one. May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.
With sincere sympathy,
Posted by: Debbie Foster, July 16, 2012
I was sorry to hear about Danny's passing. He was a great friend growing up in Gate City and we enjoyed many great times. He will ge greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by: Ryland Craft, July 16, 2012
Doug our love and prayers go out to your family, we are so sorry. Please know that we will be there in spirit, just heard about your brothers passing this morning.
Jim and Reta Smith (Mike Jenkins Parents)
Posted by: Doug and family, July 16, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about your brother. It is tough to lose a brother but we both know our brothers are in a better place.
God Bless You & Your Family
Randy & Grayson
Posted by: Randy Jenkins, July 16, 2012
My heart goes out to your family. Danny was a special man, he will be missed by many. May God give you peace like only He can.
Posted by: Margaret Neal, July 16, 2012
To: The Humphreys Family
I am so sorry about your loss. Danny was one of my best friends in High School and I thought of him often. He will be missed.
I will be praying for your family.
Posted by: Mike Bishop, July 16, 2012
Doug, Bitsy, and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. May God bless and keep you in His capable hands during this time.
Love in Christ,
Cheryl, David, Whitley, and Abigail
Posted by: Cheryl Taylor McClung, July 16, 2012
I am so so sorry for the loss of Danny. He was always so kind to me and my kids. My thoughts and prayers are with you Dana
Posted by: Dana Steel, July 16, 2012
My heart is saddened by the news of Danny's passing. The loss of a brother or family member is a difficult loss to accept. And though you will miss him dearly, his memory will last forever in your heart and mind. Jesus said "whoever lives and believes in me will never die" Our true citizenship is in Heaven and flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God. We should honor Danny's life and rejoice. For if he was given the opportunity to return to earth from Heaven, he would not trade his place beside God ! ...... Morgan
Posted by: Morgan Clifton, July 16, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Danny was a great guy and he wil be missed.
Posted by: Carol Giles, July 16, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss, my thought and prayers are with all of you, Danny was a great guyand he will be miiseed by all who knew him
Posted by: carol giles, July 16, 2012
Please know that the entire family is in our prayers. Your family was so caring to us after we lost Dane in May. I couldn't imagine that in less than two months, you would be going though this process as well.
Danny was a wonderful person and without a doubt, his spirit will forever be with you.
A special prayer goes up for your mother.
Chuck, Arletha, Don, Theresa and Zeke
Posted by: Theresa Newton, July 16, 2012
Doug, Barbara and family,
Shirley and I are sorry for your loss of Danny. We are out of town and cannot be there. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. God bless and keep you will be our prayer during this sad time.
Eddie and Shirley Henry
Posted by: Eddie Henry, July 15, 2012
To Doug and family,
I am sadden to hear about the loss of your brother and close friend. I am thinking about you all during this tough time and I will continue to pray for you all.
Aaron and Adriane Flanary
Posted by: Aaron Flanary, July 15, 2012
To the Family,
We were so sorry to hear of Danny's untimely passing. We will always remember his big smile and friendly demeanor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Posted by: Mike and LuAnn Lynch(Jordan&Luke), July 15, 2012
To Doug and Family,
Kenneth and I are very sorry for your loss and want you to know we will be praying for you and your family.
Back in Dec. 2010, a book of Daily Devotionals from Danny was given to my husband when he picked up the ham. I immediately began reading the book and just loved it! I have read it over and over for the last two years. It keeps me inspired and gives me that little dose of GOD'S word every morning. That was so kind of Danny and I will remember him always for that.
GOD Bless You All-
Kenneth and Christy Blevins
Posted by: Kenneth and Christy Blevins, July 15, 2012
Thinking of you in the loss of Danny. We will be praying for your family. God Bless You.
Posted by: Allen & Jennifer Starnes, July 15, 2012
Doug and Family,
Linda and I are sorry to hear about Danny. He was in our Sunday school class years ago. We both enjoyed being with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God richly bless each of you
Posted by: Sam Starnes, July 15, 2012
In this time of sorrow it's difficult to find the words that ease our pain and suffering. We must draw nigh unto our lord and savior our comforter. He cradles us in his bosom and carries us through our most trying times with his love , grace and mercy. Danny was a wonderful man of god who served as a faithful and obedient servant. Although we mourn his passing on earth we can take solace in the fact he is rejoicing in the presence of our Lord in heaven with eternal life.I know in my heart the lord will be with you in your time of need. god bless
you all. with our deepest sympathy.
Steve Stallard and Family
Posted by: Steve Stallard & family, July 15, 2012
I wanted to express my sympathy for Dan's family in their great loss, but I wanted to also celebrate his life in saying that his was a man who had a very tender heart and a deep care and compassion for nearly everyone that he met. The way he shared God's love with people, including strangers, and the way he prayed for others in public was a wonderful example to me. I look forward to seeing him in Heaven one day. "You have fought the good fight, and you have kept the faith..." "...enter into the joy of the Lord." I Tim 6/Matt 25.
Thank you, Danny, for giving me the opportunity to meet you and many of your friends and to see the love of Christ lived out in your daily life!
Posted by: David Gemar, July 15, 2012
Dear Barbara, Debbie, Doug and Danny's family,
We were so so sorry to read about Danny's death in today's paper. We have been out of town or we would have tried to come to his visitation this evening. Of course, we remember Danny as a young man when we all were a lot younger ourselves and Ikey Joe & I through the years have talked about Doug, Debbie & Danny and what nice young people they were. They were always so well-mannered and caring for others which tells a lot about their character. Barbara, please know that you will be in our prayers as I know how hard it is to lose a child. I hope you all will find peace in the memories you have of Danny and trust in God and he will get you through this. I will try to stop and visit when I can. God Bless and take care.....loving thoughts and memories of your family!!!
Ikey Joe, Eleanor, Joey & Kelly
Posted by: Ikey Joe, Eleanor, Joey & Kelly, July 15, 2012
So sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers go out to you and family. God be with you.
Posted by: Kim Summey, July 15, 2012
Stuart, Spencer, and the Humphreys' Family,
We are so sorry to hear about Danny. Our mother is so sad. We are forever grateful for the kindness and generosity that Danny shared with our mother. She loved him like a son.
Stuart and Spencer she loves you very much. The times she spent with the two of you are some of her most precious times. She talks about the two of you all the time. Please know that we all love you and pray God will comfort and see you through this time.
Blessings on each of you as you have truly been a blessing to all of us.
Hazel Holloway Family
Posted by: Hazel Holloway Family, July 15, 2012
Im so sorry for u loose may wounderfull lord give the comfort and strength u heart need in this unmeasurable loose I'm so sorry u are in mi prayers. What can I do for u
Posted by: Ana Zaldana, July 15, 2012
To Barbara, Doug, Debbie, Brad and all the family,
We extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of Danny which is such a tragedy. All of you are in our prayers and may God and loving memories of Danny be your strength during this difficult time.
With Love and Prayers,
Gregg and Marty Cloninger
Posted by: Gregg and Marty Cloninger, July 15, 2012
To Doug and all of the Family,
Gina and I are sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. I'm sorry I won't be able to make it to the funeral due to living in Kentucky, plus my health still isn't the best in the world either. If there's anything you need, please email me back or i'll give you a call in the next week or so. I don't want to call and bother you or the family now. Take care, and thanks for always being a good friend not only to me, but to my family. Take care of yourself, and we'll be praying for y'all.
The family of Bryan Boy
Posted by: Bryan Boy, July 15, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. The memories of all the years we knew Danny will be cherished by us. We never met Danny's sons but Danny always sent a picture of himself and the boys at Christmas time. We cherish those also. To his mother, brothers and sister,we will be with you in spirit.
Posted by: Loyd & Carrell Crowder, July 15, 2012
May the Lord reach down and comfort all the family and friends at this time of hardship. I met Danny only once in person, but he helped me in a way that I will never forget. He had a heart as big as he was. I know that he will never be forgotten, especially by me and my family. Peace be with you on your journey Danny. You were a fine man and you'll be an even bigger angel.
Frank & Melissa Rogers
Posted by: Frank Rogers, July 15, 2012
Mary and I are heartbroken for Dan's family and pray for God's comfort and love for all of us as we grieve the loss of our dear brother. I am thrilled for Dan that he is now free and with the Lord in His perfect rest and healing...but like all of us...I miss my friend.
Posted by: Pat Cummings, July 15, 2012
We were so sorry to hear of Danny's passing. Danny was always a friend and he remained in touch with us over the years. His caring manner and heart was a blessing to us all. Danny will be missed amd I am sorry that we are not able to be there. Ms. Humphries you have been such a special freind to Mom for so long, and I hope you can find comfort in knowing that Danny has gone on to a wonderful place. We love you all.
Posted by: Barry and Patti Crowder, July 15, 2012
Very sorry to hear of your loss. Danny was a dear friend and we will miss him a lot. All of his trials and hurt are over and he is rejoicing with the Lord and waiting for us to join him. Rely on the Lord and His strength to see you through this time. You are all in our prayers.
Posted by: Joe Brickey, July 14, 2012
Doug and family, I'm very sorry to hear about Danny's passing. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. Joe and I are in Anniston for World Changers and will be unable to make it for the funeral service, but I wanted you to know I was thinking of your family at this time. I will always have great memories of Danny and that wonderful heart of his. We love you and are praying for you. In Christ, Joel
Posted by: Joel Jenkins, July 14, 2012
So sorry to hear about the passing of Danny.We got to know him when he would come and go to church with Lindsey Cress and Lois Kirkus.He was a wonderful person and we also have wonderful memories of him coming to Relay for Life/Scott County and setting around with us talking and laughing till way up in the morning.I know that your hearts are broke but he is home now and at peace.You all will be in our Thoughts and Prayers
Posted by: brenda estep, July 14, 2012
There is little we can do or say at this time to ease the pain of your loss, please know that the entire Humphreys Family is in our thoughts and prayers. Danny had become a very special friend to me over the past few years and I will miss our early morning prayers and his calls. We can all take comfort in knowing that he is Resting In Peace with our Lord, Jesus Christ. May Gods Comfort and Blessings be upon each and everyone.
Posted by: Clifford McAmis, July 14, 2012
We share your great sadness at the loss of our dear brother in Christ. But we also rejoice that Danny has now been fully set free in Jesus Christ to know the fulness of God's love and mercy.
We celebrate the life of a loving friend and encourager, who knows Jesus fully. Paula and I look forward to joining you in a moment to remember and give thanks for Danny's life.
Posted by: Lee Corder, July 14, 2012
I am very sorry for your loss. Danny was a very special man with a huge, warm heart for others. He will be greatly missed. The small amount of time we spent together will always be a happy memory. God bless you in your time of grief. Tyler
Posted by: Dr. Tyler Cooper, July 14, 2012
Doug, I am so sorry to hear about the deah of Danny. I had just talked with Danny Last Wednesday and he came by my moms house July 1st. to see me and we talked. Danny was a good man and will be greatly missed. You and your family are in my prayers. Death is something we all have to face my Brother. We juist have to accept it and prepare to meet the Lord. That is what Danny did. He knew that he was dying and was preparing to meet the Lord. God Bless the Humphreys family at this time.
In Christian Love,
Dennis O. Wolfe John 14.1-2
Posted by: Dennis O. Wolfe, July 14, 2012
Barbara, Doug, Debbie, Brad and family,
We extend our deepest sympathy for your loss. We send our love and will be praying for your family.
Clay and Betty
Posted by: Clay & Betty Carter, July 14, 2012
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