Boyd Mitchell Umphrey

June 23, 1929February 18, 2019

CLERMONT, FL – Boyd Mitchell Umphrey, 89, of Clermont, passed away on Monday, February 18, 2019. He was born on June 23, 1929 in Bainbridge Township, MI, the son of the late Lewis and Mildred (Krieger) Umphrey. Boyd worked for the Berrien County Sherriff’s Department from 1952 to 1991, serving as a Deputy Sherriff, a Detective and retiring as a Polygraph Examiner after thirty-nine years of service. Boyd was a 32nd Degree Mason and was a member of the Coloma Lodge #162 F&AM of Coloma, MI, a member of the Scottish Rite and a member of the Saladin Shriners’ Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. in Grand Rapids, MI. He enjoyed golfing, camping and was also a member of the Elks. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Lilas R. Umphrey in 2016. He is survived by his two sons; Keith M. Umphrey of Lexington, SC and Kevin Umphrey of St. Leonard, MD., one daughter, Karen Kolb of Nixa, MO, five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, two brothers; Kenneth Umphrey of Sylvania, OH and Virgil Umphrey of Grand Haven, MI. A private service will be held at a later date. Grissom Funeral Home of Kissimmee, FL is in charge of arrangements.


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Stephen Marschke

March 23, 2019

So sorry to learn about Bud passing away. I worked with Bud for many years at the Berrien County Sheriff's Department and knew him very well. Bud was one of the greatest guys I have ever known. Lilas was great as well and they made a great couple. I worked closely with Bud in the detective bureau. He was a hoot! Such a great guy. To Bud's family; so sorry for your loss. The last time I saw Bud was in Florida at the nursing home. My father-in-law, Jack Drach, kept me up to date on Bud and Lilas. Bud was a class act; I already miss him.

C. Outland

February 23, 2019

I would like to express my sympathy and condolences at this time. Also at Isaiah 25:8, it tells us that God will wipe away the tears from all faces and he will swallow up death forever and Rev 21:3,4 tells us that sickness and death will be no more. I hope these words will help you during your loss.