OBITUARY

Robert William Humkey

May 24, 1961April 5, 2021

Robert William Humkey, age 59, of Darien, Georgia, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 5, 2021.

Bob was one of seven boys born in Lebanon, Kentucky to parents Joseph and Dorothy Humkey. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. After graduation, Bob joined the Army and served as an Officer for the Military Police. Upon his honorable discharge, Bob became the head driving instructor for Walters State Community College and Police Academy while also serving as a reserve Deputy for the Cocke County Sheriff’s Department in Newport, Tennessee. After working with the NSA, he served at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center for over twenty years before retiring as a Chief of the Driver and Marine Division.

After retirement, Bob served his community by helping with the FOP, American Legion and VFW. He was a man of faith and was an active member of Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church where he served on the board and volunteered for various activities. In his spare time, Bob enjoyed boating. He was a funny, friendly person that enjoyed meeting people, never having met a stranger! He will be missed.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Dan and Larry Humkey.

He is survived by his wife, Janie Humkey of Darien; four sons, Adam Humkey (Cara) of Darien, Matt Humkey (Kathleen) of Brunswick, Phillip Klapp (Meredith) of Hahira, GA, and Tim Klapp (Lauren) of Brunswick; two daughters, Lindsey Santillo (Chad) of Oviedo, FL and Anna Shackleford (Daniel) of Watkinsville, GA; grandchildren, Elise Klapp, Cooper and Oliver Santillo, Arthur and Stew Shackleford and Braylee Chism; four brothers, Joe Humkey (Anna) of FL, Don Humkey (Lynn) of TN, Pat Humkey of KY and Tommy Humkey (Rosemary) of KY; sister in law, Anna Nichols of Atlanta; mother-in-law Mary Karen Weedin of Brunswick, and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday at 10:00 am at Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church in Darien.

Condolences may be expressed at www.edomillerandsons.com

Edo Miller and Sons Funeral home is in charge of all services.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

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Meg Behrend

April 11, 2021

I am so extremely sorry to hear of the unexpected passing of Bob. I knew him from FLETC and always found him to be a great guy. My heartfelt condolences to his family. He will be missed. May you rest in peace Bob.

Hugh Breslin

April 9, 2021

Bob was truly a Prince of a Man. Many of us began at Fletc the same time as Bob. He always brought a smile to those that had the pleasure to work with him. He will be missed.

Scott Duff

April 9, 2021

Although Bob and I had not crossed paths in 45 years, I still have fond memories of growing up in Indiana. Attending elementary school together, playing Little League baseball together in the summer (Milton Blue) and hanging out at your house with your brothers. You touched many lives along your path. Prayers to your family and hope to see you again in the future.

Sandra Mroczek Carnes

April 8, 2021

My deepest sympathy to your family. I remember so many wonderful family get togethers with your family growing up in Indiana. Larry graduated in my class. Our parents played a lot of cards together and we’d frequently picnic at the Muncie reservoir and enjoy the pontoon rides. Keeping you all in our prayers.

Cheryl (Singer) Perry

April 8, 2021

I have wonderful memories of growing up with "Bobby" and just shared a story about him with my husband last week. My condolences to the Humkey family and friends during this difficult time. He will be greatly missed.

Lois Herrmann

April 7, 2021

I am so sorry to learn of Bob's passing. I will always remember with fondness the fun times we had growing up next door.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Pat Guilfoil

April 7, 2021

Bob became a coworker and a good friend back when he returned to FLETC. Later he became my boss. But you didn’t work for Bob; you worked with Bob. That’s the kind of guy he was. He also lit up the VFW. We’ll miss you buddy.

Would like to be there for the service but we’re out of town until Friday

Jack, Jackie and Allie Mugavin

April 7, 2021

Bob
We will miss you dearly, your sense of humor and love of life.
Now that you have left us way to soon it can be told how you volunteered to be tested and was willing to donate one of your kidneys to my wife Toni when she was in kidney failure. That was an offer most people would never make, unfortunately it wasn't a match but the kindness and generosity you offered will never be forgotten by our family. As well as the humility of not wanting other people to be aware of your gesture. Most people never saw that side of you . Bless you.

Frank and Sydne Klonoski

April 7, 2021

Bob was one of the really good people that I worked with during my time at FLETC. Our friendship started on the softball field during one of the intramural softball tournaments that were ongoing during the year. We both played for the FLETC staff team.

Bob was our catcher and in certain ways he reminded me of the kid who played catcher in the movie, “Sandlot,” with his crack comments directed at his teammates and opposing batters alike.

A lot of good times and great experiences with Bob.

God’s Blessings and Grace on you Bob, Janie, and your wonderful family.

Frank and Sydne

Phillip CALLICUTT

April 7, 2021

Bob can be called a true FLETC legend and character. His wit and big smile and tall tales will truly be missed for all of us knew and respected him. He will be remembered for his dedication and support of the FLETC consolidated training concept. No matter what assignment he was given, he did it well. May he rest in peace.

FROM THE FAMILY