TENNERTON — Gerald Ray Humphrey, 64, of Selbyville, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born in Upshur County on July 11, 1948, a son of the late Mary Jane Humphrey Cogar.
He is survived by his wife Ritta Henry Humphrey; three daughters: Angela Russell and husband Mark of Rock Cave, Gina Humphrey of Morgantown and Nicole Humphrey of Rock Cave; two sons: Marty Humphrey and wife Shellie of French Creek and Billy Humphrey of Rock Cave; five grandchildren: Dominic Humphrey, Kirk Russell, Megan Russell, Chelsea Humphrey and Heather Humphrey; five brothers: Ernie Cogar and wife Kim of French Creek, Donald Cogar and wife Leslie of Buckhannon, Charles Cogar and wife Donna of Selbyville, Dennis Cogar and wife Ginger of Rock Cave and Harold Cogar of Charleston; and five sisters: Ruby Reed and husband Gary of Buckhannon, Opal Woodson and husband Albert of Selbyville, Lila Cogar and companion Rob Hull of Selbyville, Lois Mackey and husband Ed of Buckhannon, and Connie Cogar of Selbyville.
On July 25, 1970, he was united in marriage to his first wife Winifred “Wendy” Reed Humphrey, who preceded him in death on June 18, 1998.
Also preceding him in death were three brothers: Stanley Cogar, James Humphrey and Herbert K. Cogar; and one sister Anita Mae Sayre Cutright. Mr. Humphrey was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
The family received friends on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, from 2-5 p.m., at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel. The funeral will be held today, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at 1 p.m., at the funeral chapel, with Pastor Terry Gower officiating.
Interment will follow in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery, where the Buckhannon VFW Post 3663, the Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion and the DAV Chapters 5 and 36 will conduct military honors. Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.heavnerandcutright.com. The Humphrey family has entrusted the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel with the arrangements.