John "Johnny" David Humphreys

June 4, 1937February 14, 2021

John “Johnny” David Humphreys, 83, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 14, 2021. He was the son of the late Vinson David Humphreys and Lil Mae Mercer Humphreys, and was preceded in death by his first wife, Charlotte Thomas Humphreys, two sons, Jamie Lynn Humphreys, Daniel Bryan Humphreys and three siblings. Johnny graduated from Samford University and was a pharmacist for nearly 60 years. His passion was playing golf and hanging out with his buddies at Brown Acres. He was a big Tennessee Vols fan. He was a member of Calvary Bible Church where he served as a deacon. Survivors include his wife, Debbie Humphreys, of Ooltewah, TN, two children, David Humphreys, of Chattanooga, TN, Joni Humphreys Evatt (John), of Harrison, TN, two step children, Jamie Brindley (David), of Gallatin, TN, Rob Heard (Jenny), of Harrison, TN, four grandchildren, Corey and Ian Evatt, Rachel Akins, Carmen Hall, eight step grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, February 22, 2021, at Lakewood Memory Gardens – East with Rev. Bill Henry officiating. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Due to the current pandemic we respectfully request that those in attendance wear masks, practice social distancing and abide by all CDC guidelines. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hearth Hospice, 513 Georgia Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37403. Please share your thoughts and memories online at Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421.


  • Graveside Service

    Monday, February 22, 2021


John "Johnny" David Humphreys

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Kelly Tate

February 22, 2021

Johnny was a great guy and a good sport. I will forever miss screwing with him on a daily basis at the golf course. Rest in peace buddy.

Liz Ezzell

February 20, 2021

I worked with Johnny at the old Revco at Eastgate for several years and we had a lot of fun, he taught me so much about people and how to work with and for them. I was also very excited to be able to work with his grandson, Corey at my CVS in East Brainerd. Johnny was a good and respected pharmacist, a good dad and granddad, and a great man and friend to me. I am so happy that he got to spend a good bit of his retirement at Brown Acres because I very clearly remember how much he loved the game.
He also loved his family, kids and grandkids. And boy how he loved the Lord, he held a deep and abiding faith through good times and bad. I wish all of you, his loved ones comfort and consolation at his passing. Thank you, Liz Ezzell

Susan Stone

February 19, 2021

Prayers of comfort for David, Joni and Debbie. Johnny was a special man who’s life is woven through my family’s history, many special memories. I know Johnny is now resting in his Eternal Home.

Love you guys,
Susan & Robb

Mark Henry

February 18, 2021

Johnny always had a kind word for everyone. He was so positive and so much fun to be around; whether golfing or eating or talking, he always made you feel special. He loved his wife Debbie, loved people and most of all, loved Jesus.

kimberly bowman

February 18, 2021

Sending condolences to the most precious family I have ever known. Blessed to have been a part of their world for many years. David & Joni may you both find comfort in knowing there is a spectacular reunion in heaven going on. Love Always, Kimberly Bowman 

Randy Dunn

February 17, 2021

John will be missed by all that knew him. John and I solved a lot of the worlds problems on Thursday mornings over coffee and a biscuit. I guess we talked about a little of everything. I will miss him rest in peace my friend.

Marlene Rodric McKinney

February 17, 2021

God bless all your family at this time. Johnny and I grew up together in Avondale. He was my first boyfriend. I have lost touch over the years, but will always remember his ready smile and sweet spirit. He was a wonderful person. Love to all of you. May the Lord grant you His peace which passes understanding.

Wayne Orr

February 17, 2021

To say we will miss Johnny will be an understatement. I have opened up Brown Acres for over 20 years and he was always the first person I would see. Always smiling and ready to play golf. He would make the biscuits, fill the ice machine and pull out carts. A nap would be included somewhere in between.
We will miss his smile and laughter here at Brown Acres. I know my friend is in heaven with his saviour looking for the biscuits, ice machine and pulling out carts getting ready to play some golf . We all loved Johnny and will miss him. Love you John.

Randy Cornell

February 17, 2021

Johnny will be remembered for his friendly smile and encouraging words. The
Christian golf community will miss him.
Randy Cornell

Dale Humphreys

February 16, 2021

My love, prayers, and sympathy are extended to David Humphreys, Joni Evatt, and Debbie Humphreys.
Johnny was a big part of my life growing up going hunting, spending Sundays together at my Grandparents playing with his and Charlotte’s kids, going on vacations together and working for him at his drugstore when I was a teenager.
Great Memories ! Fantastic Uncle !
Dale & Miriam Humphreys