James Humphreys

August 1, 1949November 20, 2018

James Lee Humphreys, 69, of Fulton, Missouri passed away on November 20, 2018 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Debo Funeral Home in Fulton. Burial will follow at Callaway Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 26 at the funeral home. Jim was born on August 1, 1949 in Callaway County, Missouri to the late Curtis and Betty Jo Hendrix Humphreys. He was married on May 27, 1978 in Fulton to Diana Lee Howe and she survives. Jim was a lifelong farmer who was a Founding Member of the Ozark Mountain Pork Co-op. He was also a member of the Cedar Creek Grazing Association and a Founding Member and Past President of the Callaway County Fair Board. He graduated from Fulton High School in 1967 and then earned his Bachelor of Science in Animal Husbandry from the University of Missouri in 1971. Jim was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Fulton and had been faithfully attending Southside Baptist Church also in Fulton. In addition to his wife of forty years, Diana, he is also survived by two sons Carson (Katie) Humphreys and Josh (Angela) Humphreys both of Fulton; one brother, John (Tena) Humphreys of Lebanon, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Curtis, Colin, Keegan, Crosby, Macey, Jill, Henry, Gideon and Rowan along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving family members and friends. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Carson and Cenie Humphreys and one sister, JoAnn Humphreys. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southside Baptist Church Building Fund or Callaway Youth Expo or Re-Made For A Purpose all in care of Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court Street, Fulton, Missouri 65251.


  • Diana Lee Humphreys, Wife
  • Curtis M Humphreys, Father
  • Betty Jo Humphreys, Mother
  • Carson Humphreys, Grandfather
  • Cenie Humphreys, Grandmother
  • Carson Humphreys, Son
  • Josh Humphreys, Son
  • John Humphreys, Brother
  • JoAnn Humphreys, Sister
  • Jim is survived by nine grandchildren, Curtis, Colin, Keegan, Crosby, Macey, Jill, Henry, Gideon and Rowan along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving family members and friends.

  • Jerry Long, Pallbearer
  • Dale Elley, Pallbearer
  • Terry Elley, Pallbearer
  • David Guerrant, Pallbearer
  • Phillip Brooks, Pallbearer
  • Wallace Metz, Pallbearer
  • John Humprheys, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Wayne Brooks, Honorary Pallbearer

  • Southside Baptist Church Building Fund
  • Callaway Youth Expo
  • Re-Made For A Purpose


  • Visitation Monday, November 26, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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Brenda Hoover Saxe

December 2, 2018

Diane and family, John and family,
Wanted to let you know how sorry I was to see the passing of Jim. Now he has gone on to reunite with his mother, one of my most favorite teachers Mrs. Hunphrey. May the Lord bless each of you with comfort of the memories you shared with him in his lifetime.

Ronelle Neperud

November 27, 2018

Dear Diane and Family.

My thoughts and prayers are with you today as you celebrate Jim's life and the tremendous impact he had on so many people. May the service and support of family and friends bring comfort and joy to your life during this time of adjustment.

Blessings to all, Ronelle

Phyllis Swiney

November 26, 2018

Keeping you in my prayers, Diana! Remembering you, Carson, Josh, and their families. Caring about your hurt and loss.

John Ferrugia

November 24, 2018

I am ver sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was always kind to me and when I was in high school, and after, allowed us to hunt on his farm. Jim always had a smile, a kind word and funny story. I always remember him as very good man and I express heartfelt condolence to his family.

John Ferrugia
Denver, Co.

Randy and Vicky Giboney

November 22, 2018

Diana and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Know that we are praying for strength and comfort for you all in the days and weeks ahead. May God surround you with his love. Don't hesitate to call out to friends. We love you.

Ilona Smith

November 21, 2018

Fond memories of the family and especially Johnny....those school bus rides! JoAnn was a good friend and she so adored both her brothers. I know Johnny will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this trying time. God bless. - Ilona Hauser Smith