Archie Humphrey, Jr.

September 16, 1936 - August 22, 2020

Archie Humphrey, Jr.

Archie Everette Humphrey, Jr. was born on September 16, 1936, in Pine Island, Texas, to Archie Everette Humphrey, Sr. and Thelma Mae Gill Humphrey. He was the oldest of 12 children. Archie united with Saint Paul United Methodist Church at an early age serving our Lord Jesus Christ. He held many positions with the church and always willing to help with any church function.

Archie graduated from Double Bayou High School, class of 1956 and following his graduation he began working at the Barrow ranch and later for Dawson ranch, both in Double Bayou, Texas. After working on the cattle ranches as a young man, Archie loved nothing better than to ride horses and work cattle, he was a cowboy in every sense of the word. In cowboy boots and cowboy hats, he was in his element.

Archie started working for the Texas Highway Department in Chambers County in 1966, and he worked diligently for 26 ½ years until he retired in 1992.

On June 25, 1958, he married the love of his life, Dollie, in Anahuac, Texas, and they resided in Double Bayou where they raised two sons: Tim R. Humphrey and Quintin C. Humphrey.

Archie and his wife, Dollie, were proprietors of “The Country Store” were they met many people from all over the world and all walks of life. They sold southern food, snacks, and gas. Archie received a 13 year plaque from the Exxon company that he was proud of.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Archie Everette Humphrey, Sr. and Thelma Mae Humphrey. Four brothers, Roger Humphrey, Charles Humphrey, Curtis Humphrey, and Wilmer Humphrey.

Archie leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 62 years, Reverend Dollie Humphrey of Double Bayou, Texas. His two sons, Tim R. Humphrey and his wife, Rosa, of Plano, Texas and Quintin Humphrey of Dallas, Texas; two grandsons, Jeremy Humphrey from LaCross, Wisconsin and Jerrod Humphrey of Arlington, Texas. Three brothers, Calvin C. Humphrey of Wallisville, Texas; Bobby Humphrey of Houston, Texas; and Dennis Humphrey of Angleton, Texas; Four sisters, Cora Lee Rivon of Double Bayou, Texas; Regina Lewis and her husband, Jerry, of Double Bayou, Texas; Willa Mae Humphrey of Anahuac, Texas; and Roberta Whittington and her husband, David, of Double Bayou, Texas. Sister-in-law, Maxine Bottley and her husband, Johnny Bottley of Stockland, California. Two Godchildren, Lydia L. Carrington of Double Bayou, Texas and Tim Mayes and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. His grandchildren’s mother, Karen Freeman Humphrey.

A gathering of Mr. Humphrey's family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with his funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 338 Church Road, Double Bayou. His interment will follow at Martha Godfrey Cemetery, Double Bayou, under the direction of Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
St. Paul United Methodist Church
338 Church Rd. Double Bayou, TX 77514
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Funeral Service
St. Paul United Methodist Church
338 Church Rd Double Bayou, TX 77514
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
11:00 a.m.
Martha Godfrey Cemetery
Church Road Double Bayou Texas

Comments (2)

  • Bertha “Bibi” Barrow McDonald

    04 September 2020 at 10:45 | #

    I am so saddened to hear of Archie’s passing. My family adored him. I am sure my father, Wes Barrow, and mother, Sunny Barrow,, are catching up with him in heaven. My prayers are with the family during this difficult time. Much love!!!


  • Lydia Carrington

    02 September 2020 at 20:14 | #

    Rest easy Godfather. Thank you for being the kind soul that you were. I will miss seeing you out feeding your cattle, mowing your lawn or just tinkering around your house. My heart is heavy because a link in my Humphrey chain is broken. I will do my best to take care of godmother, I promise. Love, goddaughter Lydia.


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