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Kent Humphries, age 78

Kent Humphries, age 78, passed away on August 28, 2021. He was born in Gooding, Idaho. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lee Humphries and Olga Bostrom Humphries, and his wife, Barbara Humphries.

 Kent is survived by his daughter, Kelly Humphries of North Little Rock, sister, Kathy Crossman (Geary) of Idaho, sister-in-law, Brenda (Jeff) Jeter of Fayetteville, brother-in-law, Tommy Henderson of NLR and a host of loving nieces and nephews.

Kent grew up in Gooding, Idaho and graduated from Gooding High School in 1961. He played a mean game of basketball and was also good at football. During his high school years, he worked in the family-owned Electric Bakery and helped tend bees for Schrieber Apiaries. It did not take long for him to decide how allergic to bees he really was. At eighteen, he flew off to serve our country in The United States Air Force, where he met the love of his life, Barbara Henderson Humphries. After working for International Graphics as a printer for 38 years, Kent retired. After retirement, he and Barbara enjoyed traveling to the casinos and playing bingo. He also loved going to the hunting club, fishing and watching sports on TV.  He was truly a great Christian man and loved his family so much. He will be missed by us all.  

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400.


  • Johnny and Anita Markley Posted August 30, 2021 10:11 AM

    Our condolences, love and prayers for the family.

    • Kelly Humphries Posted September 23, 2021 1:33 PM

      Thank you so much. Love Kelly

  • Sandra Dunn Williams Posted September 5, 2021 6:28 PM

    So sorry to hear this about Kent. Didn’t know Barbara had passed away also. I worked with Barbara at State Revenue… we were friends & visited each other. Prayers for you Kelly. Sandra Dunn Williams & Larry🙏🙏

    • Kelly Humphries Posted September 23, 2021 1:34 PM

      Thank you so much for reaching out to me. Love Kelly

  • Connie Crace Posted September 11, 2021 11:42 AM

    Kelly, we just recently found out about your Dad and were so sad to hear that he had left us. He and Nelvin enjoyed a special friendship over the years. He will be greatly missed by us both. Love and Prayers for the family and especially for you. Connie

    • Kelly Humphries Posted September 23, 2021 1:36 PM

      Thank you so much for reaching out to me. Dad loved you both so much and thought the world of your husband. It will be hard times for me he was my best friend, but I know he is not suffering and in heaven with mom and the rest of our family.

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