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James H. 'Jim' Humphries

James H. "Jim" Humphries

Sep 28, 1937 - Oct 27, 2010
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Funeral services for James H. "Jim" Humphries of Riverton are at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 1, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton with Pastor Rex Whitman officiating. Interment follows at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton with Military Honors.

Viewing is from 5 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.

Mr. Humphries died at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton Wednesday night, Oct. 27, 2010. He was 73.

James Harold Humphries was born in Pampa, Texas, on Sept. 28, 1937, the son of Cecil E. and Floydada (Reed) Humphries. He grew up in Guymon, Okla., and attended school in Goodwell, Okla., Hobbe, N.M., and Glendive, Mont., moving to Riverton in 1954 his senior year at Riverton High School.

He served with the U.S. Air Force, enlisting in 1955 and was honorably discharged in 1959.

Here he met and married Cora Jean Partridge on May 28, 1960.

Mr. Humphries was a co-owner of Superior Bit and Welding in Riverton until 1996 after which he worked in construction in Nevada, Montana, and Wyoming until his retirement in 2002.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Riverton.

His family said family was important to Mr. Humphries and he loved having his grandchildren and great grandchildren around him. They said he loved to hunt, fish, and made plastic roses out of plastic spoons.

Survivors include his wife, Cora Jean Humphries of Riverton; sons, Kelly and Kelvin, both of Riverton; five grandchildren, Becky, Jessicca, James, Justin, and Zane; seven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Kenneth; a sister-in-law, Jennette, and grandson, Jesse.

Memorials may be made to the Help for Health Hospice Home, in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main, Riverton, WY 82501.

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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.