Roger W. Humphrey, 95, of Canton, went to be with his dear wife Doris of Sunday, December 2, 2018. He was born in Morristown, Ohio on June 18, 1923 to the late Ray & Verdell Humphrey.
He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps and was a WWII Army Air Corps veteran. After the war he spent the majority of his working years at Canton Drop Forge where he helped many of his fellow employees by being union vice-president, president, and chairman of the grievance committee. He was also 1st vice-president of the Canton Labor Council. Roger served on many committees including the Bi-Centennial Committee at the city, state, and federal levels; the Education Committee for Canton City Schools; the Committee for Boy Scouts of America; and was instrumental in bringing the Professional Footbal Hall of Fame to Canton. He is also enshrined into the Greater Canton Old Timers Fast Pitch Softball Hall of Fame.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters Kathleen Roudebush and Martha Gilli; brother Elton Humphrey; and grandson Tom Jason Humphrey and great-grandson, Khi David Maxheimer.
Roger is survived by his loving family, sons Terry (Shirley) Humphrey, Ted (Sheryl) Humphrey and Tom (Jo Ann) Humphrey; daughters Patricia Powell and Pamela Gray; 12 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Friday from 10:00AM to 11:00AM at the Reed Funeral Home (CANTON CHAPEL) where services will be held at 11:00AM with Pastor Gary Smith officiating.
Interment will take place at Sunset Hill Burial Park.
The family would like to thank Roger's dear friend and caregiver Ashley Raymer whose loving kindness and care is deeply appreciated.