Gary Humphrey

February 27, 1954 - May 17, 2015
Gary Humphrey


Gary P. Humphrey of Wilmington, NC passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015.

He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, N. Melissa Humphrey; daughters, Brook Boltz and Keri Humphrey Felix and husband Joe; son Roylander White and wife April; grandchildren, Indiana Boltz, Jaedon, Micah and Mia White, sister, Venita Fore and husband Robert ; and numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Grayson Humphrey and parents Carton and Iva Lee Humphrey. Gary was a talented musician and has played bass guitar from the age of 15. His love for music echoed throughout his life and will forever be a part of ours.

The visitation will be held at from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM Friday, May 22, 2015 Masonboro Baptist Church, 1501 Beasley Road, Wilmington, NC 28409.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday at the church.

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  • May 18, 2015
    Kelly Harrelson says:
    You were one of the strongest, most determined human being I was blessed to know. Your friendship was a treasure. You left behind many who truly cared for you and now we rest in the fact that your struggle and fight has come to an end. Love you my friend.

  • May 18, 2015
    Wayne Boyd says:
    Melissa, please know that you are in our prayers and thoughts.There are no words that can subside the pain, but Marianne and I will say many prayers for you and your family. We love you Melissa!

  • May 18, 2015
    Pamela Boyd Christian says:
    Melissa and family, I cannot tell you how Mom and I feel. Part of our heart has gone with Gary. He was a great person, and I will be forever be grateful for the kindess he showed to Mom. He never expected anything in return and that was one of many qualities he had. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with y'all and we are available when you need us. Love and hugs to each of you! Phyllis and Pam

  • May 18, 2015
    Tony Baker says:
    Many miles and a lot of music//May you RIP my friend

  • May 19, 2015
    Kelly Humphrey Stanford says:
    Uncle Gary, I have known you, of course, my entire life. I have several memories which spring to the front of my mind when your name is mentioned. I think one of the sweetest memories is the story shared with me by my mom, your sister -in-law. You were only 16 when my dad, your brother, met and then married. You invited my mom, sandy, to accompany you to your senior dance at school. What a precious memory. You two later established the "box of Whitman candy gift" every year NO MATTER WHAT! It wasn't christmas until that box of chocolates arrived! I remember you loving Alison Krause and Emmy Lou Harris and singing songs with your eyes closed because you were so into it. I remember the way you would laugh and your whole body shook and i remember how much you and my dad loved one another. You picked a great lady to marry and those kids are absolutely the best thing you ever did. I need to ask you for a couple of favors...please give daddy a big hug and kiss from me and tell him a good joke. Tell my sister, Bridget, that I miss her dearly and find my 1st grandson,Grayson,and on bended knee tell him we were proud to know him and that we love him. I know you were overwhelmed at the sight of God and I know it felt good to see your mom and dad. Love always, Kelly PS. What you want me to say**in my best mexicoan voice available (A personal joke only known to a certain immediate family members)