Raymon Louis Humphrey was born March 18, 1950 to the proud parents, the late Della Briggs and Walter B Humphrey in Geridge, Arkansas. He grew up spending his youth and teen years in Stuttgart, Arkansas. He attended Holman High School, Class of 1969. Raymon loved playing football and track & field for his high school in his youth. He loved it so much his teammates nicknamed him “Crazy Raymon”, because of his defensive football moves. After graduation, he enlisted and served in the U. S. Army and received an honorable discharge for his service to our country.
On April 2, 1971, Raymon fell in love and married Vickie Butler. To this marriage two beautiful children were conceived in love Rayconda Louis and Comuneci Rechel. He raised Darrell LaMont Johnson, Timothy Robert Johnson, Sr., and Charlitha Dewan McDonald as his very own children. Raymon worked for Comet Rice Mill and Riceland Foods in Stuttgart, retiring after 20 years. Later he worked at the Stuttgart Revenue Office and also retired.
In his personal time, Raymon loved fishing. “I’m gone fishing”, he would say. He loved reading books on African/Black history, departing knowledge, and playing dominoes with his friends. He liked taking road trips with his brother. Raymon was a lover of music and enjoyed sitting on his back porch deck, which he built, playing music and being the neighborhood DJ spinning old records. This was his passion and his “me” time. Every morning he enjoyed having coffee with his friends ‘Rock’ and Booker Johnson, joking and harassing each other, debating politics, and discussing the news of the day. Raymon, however, had a serious and yet a crusty side. Raymon was just Raymon, and you had to love him for the way he was. He loved you unconditionally.
He was a devoted family man. Raymon never grew tired of talking about his babies, his grands, great- grands, and his family back in the day. He was a kind and loving person who loved his family and friends; he had a heart of gold. Those who knew Raymon well, knew they could always depend on him. If the going got rough, his witty charm, jokester personality, and sense of humor would always keep you smiling.
Raymon was called from this earth to be present with the Lord on Saturday, April 17, 2021. He will always remain a true inspiration to us all, for his courage, strength, humor and always having a positive attitude. His loving ways and exhilarating conversations will be missed by many. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving children: three sons Rayconda Louis Humphrey of Fort Walton Beach, FL, Darrell LaMont Johnson and Timothy Robert (Shundresa) Johnson, Sr., both of Stuttgart, AR; three beautiful daughters Comuneci Rechel Humphrey of Little Rock, AR, Charlitha Dewan McDonald of Stuttgart, AR and Shannon (Stenson) Smith of Alabaster, AL; fourteen grandchildren Jason Johnson, Kelly Johnson, Cheetara Johnson, Timothy Johnson, Jr., Timquorian Johnson, Troiauna Sanders, Stenson Smith, Jr., Sean Smith, Charneci Griffin (Kendrai), Charkielya Sims, Constacion Humphrey, Benjamin O’Neal III, Vicaya Davies, and Destiny Abrams; fourteen great grandchildren; one brother Walter B Humphrey, Jr. of Memphis, TN; four sisters Shirley Ann Humphrey of Milwaukee, WI, Delois (Ed) LaVance of Stuttgart, AR, Kim Humphrey of Conway, AR, and Renee Humphrey of Stuttgart, AR; and a host of other relatives, many nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends, who were ALL very dear to him.
“I’m Gone Fishing!”
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