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Ret. Lt. John E. Humkey, Adair County, KY (1929-2012)

This strong, quiet, deeply spiritual man was an eminently admired Adair Countian. He was an outstanding Kentucky State Police officer whose career brought honor to Columbia and Kentucky State Police Post 15. He was a hero of the Korean War, and received many medals including the Silver Star. He was a devout Christian, and a member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Columbia, KY.

Ret. Lt. John E. Humkey from the Kentucky State Police, age 82 of Columbia, KYpassed away Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 9:20amCT, at Summit Manor Health and Rehab Center in Columbia, KY

Funeral Mass Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 10amCT at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 1217 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Father Paul Eve the officiating clergy. Prayer service Tuesday at 4pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home. Interment will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 2pmCT, Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

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He was born on November 2, 1929 in Lebanon, Marion County, KY.He was the son of the late William A. and Harriett Nuel Doody Humkey, Sr. He died Sunday, May 27, 2012, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 82 years, six months, and 25 days.

He was preceded in death by his wife Joyce C. Graham Humkey on Oct. 7, 2008.

He is survived by the following:
  • One son: John K. Humkey of Bowling Green, KY

  • Two brothers: Lawrence J. Humkey of Louisville, KY and Henry F. Humkey of West Peoria, IL

  • Several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends survive
John was a member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict, he was awarded several medals, including the Silver Star.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements

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Ret. Lt. John E. Humkey, Adair County, KY (1929-2012)

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