Bruce Humphreys

June 12, 1934 ~ October 6, 2018

Born in: Watauga, TN
Resided in: Elizabethton, TN

Bruce Humphreys, 84, of Elizabethton, passed away on Saturday, October 6, at Signature Healthcare of Elizabethton. Bruce was a native of Carter County, a son of the late John Wallace and Cora Lee Keller Humphreys. He had moved to Johnson City after getting married, working construction for the city before retiring after 35 years of service. He enjoyed gardening, his flowers, and growing everything imaginable. He loved all of his grandkids, caring for them like a father. He was a member of Watauga Flats Church for many years. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by: one sister, Nancy White; and five brothers, Jimmy Humphreys, Lonnie Humphreys, Clyde Humphreys, Jay Humphreys, and H. L. Humphreys. Survivors include: three daughters, Lisa Broyles and her husband Aaron, Karen Bishop and her husband Jeff, and Marie Scalf and her husband Chris; one son, Russell Humphreys; a sister, Phyllis Haden and her husband George; sixteen grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren and one more due in March of 2019; mother-in-law, Lois Scalf, who cared for him over many years; as well as several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the kind and caring staff of Signature Healthcare, who looked after Bruce like their own family during his time with them. The family of Bruce Humphreys will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Morris-Baker Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 PM.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I love you papaw, I miss you more and more everyday. I hope you have fun dancing in the sky. You are my angel, my everything. You was greatest father to my mom, to my uncle and aunts. You fought a long hard battle, I’m glad your home and not in pain anymore. Your was best papaw anyone could ask for. You was hard working men, and loving grandfather, and a wonderful papaw. I love you papaw and miss you everyday, I’m staying strong for you.

  2. Anonymous says:

    R.I.P Bruce. You was always so sweet and kind until someone made you mad then you was biting your tongue and pointing your finger. You was always a happy man.

  3. Anonymous says:

    you was a great man rest in piece papaw bruce i love u

  4. Anonymous says:

    Dear Bruce you was married to my sister Jean many years & we all come to love you. & your my nieces & nefew s daddy was a good man a good father to your children & a great grand dad. Hope you rest in peace with Jesus & your love ones in memory of u Bruce you’re so loved & missed…

  5. Anonymous says:

    My heart brakes for Austin Nickles and family as they go through this hard time. Austin loved his Papaw and talked about him all the time. He will sure be a very missed man. Praying for you all. RIP. BRUCE. FLY HIGH

  6. Anonymous says:

    Rest in Peace with Jesus……

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