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FREDDIE “FRED” LYNN HUMPHRIES, SR.

Freddie “Fred” Lynn Humphries, Sr., 79, of Savannah, Georgia and husband of Shirley Fleming Humphries, died Thursday evening, September 10, 2020, at Memorial University Medical Center with his family at his side.

Born in Savannah, Georgia, he was a son of the late Alfred Humphries and the late Thelma Daring Humphries. Fred was of the Baptist faith. He was a United States Navy veteran. Fred owned and operated Humphries and Sons Construction Company. He graduated from Savannah High School Class of 1959. Fred was a member of Richard T. Turner Lodge #116 F&AM, the Alee Shrine Temple, and Tybee Light Shrine. He was also a member of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee and the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Fred will be remembered for being a good husband, dad, grandfather and great-grandfather, and for his strong work ethic.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Paula Gayle Collins; a son, Lewis Wyndal Humphries, Sr.; a sister, Alice Warren, and a brother, Buddy Humphries.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Fleming Humphries; sons, Freddie L. Humphries, Jr. (Colleen) and John A. Humphries (Kimberly); daughters, Melissa Humphries Blaine (Aaron), Julie Jones, Amy Goette (Jay) and Alexis Tucker (Tyler); grandchildren, Ashleigh, Paula, Lewis, Jr. (Izanne), Joseph (Catlin), Holly, Dylan, Mary, Jackson, Samuel, RJ, Andrew, Chandler, Jackson, Georgia, Gibson, Mallorie and Rhettson; great-grandchildren, Layton, Lauren, Jakob, Dawson, Luke and Kaleb; sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Fort; brother, Earl Humphries (Anne), and nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 o’clock Sunday evening, September 13, 2020, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The funeral service will be held at 11 o’clock Monday morning in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service conducted by the Reverend Earnie T. Pirkle. Interment, with Masonic Rites, will be in the Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Joseph Humphries, Lewis Humphries, Jr., Layton Sanderson, Jackson Blaine, Jackson Goette and Samuel Blaine.

Remembrances:  Morris Slotin Fund – c/o Alee Shrine Temple – Post Office Box #14147, Savannah, Georgia 31416 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-9959.

Online Condolences

  1. Julie C Jones says:

    We will miss you papa Fred. We love you even more!

  2. Ralph Calhoun says:

    Prayers to the family. Especially to Freddie and Colleen Humpries. May God grant you peace during the loss of your loved one. May he give you strength to go forward.

  3. Michael Humphries says:

    Good bye Uncle Pat. I will remember the good days of fishing in oyster creek. And the cook out at your house. It has been many years but you are in my prayers. My prayers to the rest of my family.

  4. Gail Gilvin says:

    Shirley, I am so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. Love and blessings to you and your family.

    Gail Gilvin

  5. Gary Ogden says:

    Jackie and I are so very sorry for your loss. Fred was a good man and will be sorely missed.

  6. Dara Ruiz says:

    Mr. Fred,

    I had the pleasure of meeting you several times. You and Ms. Shirley welcomed me and my son into your warm home. Southern hospitality for sure! I enjoyed our early morning coffee talks before everyone else got up. Your boiled nuts, pound cake and low country boil were the best! Rest In Peace my friend until we meet again.

    My love to all the family ❤️

  7. Linda Aliffi says:

    Dear Shirley and family,
    We are so sorry about Fred. Don and I are praying for God’s hand of comfort to be on you at this time. We did not know Fred well but his pictures with you always showed a smile and love. We send our love to you.

  8. Robbie & Cookie Moore says:

    Our Hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.
    Sending our Sincerest condolences RIP Mr.Fred
    Love you Shirley
    Lots
    Of
    Love!
    Robbie & Cookie

  9. Pamela betz Ryals says:

    Dear Shirley and family I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Pam

  10. Eleni coco says:

    RIP Mr Fred May your memory be forever eternal sending thoughts and prayers to the family

  11. Kitty Roney Martin says:

    Sending you the warmest embrace during the difficult days ahead, Shirley.

  12. Mary Alice Garvin says:

    Dear Shirley and Family, I have been thinking of you at this most difficult time of your life. Please know I am praying for you and sending you my love. May Fred ‘rest in peace’ in the arms of our loving Father.

  13. Virginia Love says:

    Dear Humphries family,
    Our family knew the Humphries family through Taliaferro Baptist Church.. We shared many laughs with Freddie who was always one of the most cheerful men we have ever met. He kept us in laughter all the time but our paths went into separate directions after that church closed. Rest reassured that Freddie is now a citizen of heaven and he has everyone laughing at this jokes. The earth has one less happy person here but heaven has gained a new one. Our sincere condolences to the entire family.
    Sincerely,
    Charlene Hendrix Sigwald and Virginia Hendrix Love

  14. Barbara Johnson says:

    Ms Shirley,
    Please accept our condolences. We will miss Mr Fred. (Ernest Hemingway). I pray God will bring you comfort and peace. Remembering and celebrate Mr Fred’s life is the best way to honor him. We Love you, I will keep you and the family in my prayers …
    Barbara Johnson and family

  15. Ohana Ladies Shrine Club says:

    Lady Shirley & Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Ohana Ladies Shrine Club

  16. Mike and Nancy Martin says:

    Dear Freddie,Collen,Holly and Mary,so sorry to learn of the loss of Mr. Humphries.He was such an important part of Alee,and his presence will sorely be missed.Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers as you go thru this difficult time.Sending you our heart felt sympathy along with many hugs.We love you,Mike and Nancy Martin

  17. Harold Robinson says:

    RIP Fred. You always brought a smile and a laugh whenever I was with you and Shirley. My condolences and best wishes to Shirely and the rest of the family.

  18. Mary Anne Butler says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Know that my thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  19. Tina Brogdon says:

    Shirley & Family-My thoughts and prayers always. God bless you all.

  20. Richard Robinson says:

    I’m saddened to learn of this loss. Fred was truly a great man.

    Aunt Shirley, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I know my mom was there to greet Fred.

  21. Don Arpin and family says:

    Shirley,
    We are saddened to learn about your loss. We will be thinking of you and sending love with prayers.

  22. Heidi Krapf says:

    Freddie and Colleen, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Father/Father in law. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  23. Terrell Nease says:

    I’m so sorry for your the loss of Ms. Lyndel and now Mr. Fred, I’m saying a prayer for all I love and miss you all and I’ll see you soon.

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