Alex Humphrey 1923-2011

Former YC Bible Faculty and Dean of Men Passes Away

Dr. Alex HumphreyAlex Humphrey Jr., age 87, a Bible faculty member at York College from 1968 - 1978, who also served for a time as dean of men, passed away on June 6, 2011 after a brief illness. He lived in Florida.

During his time at YC, Alex served as a mainstay of the Bible Department. A popular teacher and speaker on campus, he was known for his love for his students and his high standards in the classroom. He and his wife Ruth provided considerable service to the college and the Churches of Christ in the northern United States.

As news spread of Humphrey's deteriorating health, several alumni responded with tributes to him and his family. Vicki (Osborne) Hawley, YC class of 1973, said, "Alex Humphrey was a favorite Bible teacher and a spiritual influence during my college years and well beyond. I fell in love with the Minor Prophets and Hebrews thanks to his teaching and wisdom." Commenting on his influence, Dr. Dottie Schulz, former YC professor, said, "Both Alex and Ruth have been models of Christian life and marriage to all those who know them."

Brent Magner, Vice President for Advancement and YC class of 1979, said, "Mr. Humphrey influenced a generation of YC students with his obvious love for God and his passion for scripture. The entire college community celebrates his faithful life and service even as we mourn this loss and extend our sympathy to his family."

Humphrey is survived by his wife of 70 years, Ruth, his sons, Alex III and Phillip, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, June 9, at the Bay Area Church of Christ, Mango, FL 33550. Viewing: 6:00-7:00 p.m., Service: 7:00 p.m.

Read his obituary in the St. Petersburg Times.

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