Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home

602 East Washington Street, Greencastle, IN


James A. Humston

November 17, 1935September 30, 2019

James A. Humston, 83, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019.

He was born November 17, 1935 in Indianapolis the son of William Arnold and Jeannette L. (Taber) Humston and was a graduate of Ben Davis High School.

Jim owned and operated a security door company for several years. He had previously served as an Indiana State Trooper, receiving his training from the State Police Academy at Indiana University, Bloomington.

The family spent many years on Cataract Lake boating and participated in various water sports throughout the years. Jim enjoyed being on the water and after retiring, he & wife, Mary lived on a 38’ Trawler, traveling the river system East of the Mississippi. He was a member of the Marine Trader Boating Assn.

He is survived by his wife, Mary M. (Simmons) Humston; children, Judy (Larry) Potter, James W. “Jimmy” (Kris) Humston, Joseph A. “Joe” Humston, Tabatha (Jamey) Perkins, and Shawna Butler; 13 grandchildren, Dustin, Jennifer, Danny, John, Michael, Kelly, Ashley, Katelyn, Patrick, Jimmy, Stephanie, Logan, and Lucy; and several great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Steve Spencer; and a sister, Patricia Brown.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 5:00 PM on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM until time of service and no graveside will follow.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family c/o www.BittlesandHurt.com


  • Visitation Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • A Celebration of Life Saturday, October 5, 2019


James A. Humston

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Richard Humston

October 2, 2019

James Arnold Humston and I never met, but we shared the same great, great, great grandfather, William Grinstead Humston who was born December 26, 1813. RIP cousin.

Jim Richardson

October 2, 2019

Mary - You have my sincerest sympathies on Jim's death.
Two thoughts of comfort for you and your family:

Blessesd are those who mourn for they shall be comforted
- Matthew 5:4

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die
- Thomas Campbell

- Jim Richardson, MHS Class of 1963