Virgil G. Humphrey

July 2, 2024

Virgil G. Humphrey, 86, of Frankfort, died July 2, 2024 at Witham Hospital, Lebanon, Ind.  He was born April 18, 1938 in Tippecanoe County, Ind. to Phillip Edward & Etta Mae (Stacey) Humphrey.  He married Janice Forlow on December 24, 1961 at the First Baptist Church in Frankfort and she survives.

Virgil was a 1956 graduate of Colfax High School, and played basketball there.  He attended Purdue University.  He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1960-1963.  Virgil retired from the the Nickle Plate Railroad, where he was a switchman for over 25 years.  While on the railroad, he was also manager of the Nickle Plate Credit Union from 1975-2000, retiring from there as well.  He was a member of the Jefferson United Methodist Church. A 50-year member of the Jefferson Vesta Masonic Lodge, Virgil also became a dual member of other Masonic Lodges, including Clinton #54, was a member of the York Rite, Commandry and Scottish Rite, holding many positions within the Masonic Bodies.  Virgil was an avid I.U. fan, enjoyed camping and fishing in Canada.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2024 with Masonic Memorial Services immediately following at 6 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 8th at the funeral home, with Craig Overman and John Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Jefferson United Methodist Church, 647 South County Rd. 450 West, Frankfort, IN 46041, envelopes will be available at the service.

Survived by:

Wife: Janice Humphrey of Frankfort, daughter: Susie (John) Fitzgerald of Frankfort, son: David (Erica) Humphrey of Cary, NC, 3 grandchildren: John (Natasha) Fitzgerald of Frankfort, Sarah (Travis) Thieke of Kokomo and Lizzie Humphrey of Cary, NC. 5 Great-Grandchildren

Preceded by:

his parents and a brother, Robert Humphrey.


Leave your Condolences

14 Condolences for “Virgil G. Humphrey”

  1. Keith Gephart July 3, 2024 at 5:37 pm

    One of many great men, Virgil was always fair and on top of things. You’ll be missed by many. God bless you and we will look forward to seeing you with wings. Rip Virgil

  2. Martin Devore July 3, 2024 at 5:45 pm

    To the Family of Mr. Virgil Humphrey, I offer my deepest and most sincere condolences. What a great man. I can’t even begin to thank him for everything that he either did for me or taught me. Thanks for the lessons and the memories. I will never forget either.

  3. Marjorie E. Taylor July 3, 2024 at 6:57 pm

    Prayers for family of a great man. Cousin Marjorie Taylor

  4. David and Patty Brumbarger July 3, 2024 at 7:30 pm

    Very sad news. He will be missed by all that ever had any contact with him. Virgel was a kind hearted person and gave his job his all. May he rest in peace. Prayers to the family

  5. Susan Alexander July 3, 2024 at 7:40 pm

    My most heartfelt sympathies to the entire family. Virgil was the best of the best. He will be sadly missed.

  6. Jeffrey Cox July 3, 2024 at 7:59 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  7. Shellie Bates dexter July 4, 2024 at 7:52 am

    Deepest sympathy to the family

  8. Jason Forsythe July 4, 2024 at 10:26 am

    So sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with Janice, Susie and David and their families. Virgil was one of my favorite people in the world and a part of many memories of my childhood. He was a great friend of my father. Our prayers to the family! I will miss our visits at the Street Department, was always so nice to see Virgil!!

  9. Nancy Williams July 4, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    Janice and family so sorry to hear of your loss. I know he will be missed by many. Love and prayers to all.

  10. Don-Debbie July 6, 2024 at 2:55 pm

    To Mr. Humphrey’s Family,
    We are very sorry to hear of his passing.
    He was a very kind and caring man. Condolences to the families..
    Prayers for peace and comfort in the difficult days ahead.
    The Baker Family

  11. Rudy Salinas July 7, 2024 at 10:34 am

    Our Condolences to the family of Virgil, Sad to hear your loss, He was a Great person and will be missed by many , may he Rest In Peace. Amen

  12. David Robbins July 8, 2024 at 9:19 am

    Rest in Peace Brother.

  13. Angie Sanders-Rogers July 8, 2024 at 10:36 am

    Janice, I am unable to attend visitation but want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you heartfelt condolences.

  14. Charlene Seaton July 8, 2024 at 6:43 pm

    To Susie and John and rest of family, I was sadden to see the news of Virgil. I offer my deepest condolences for your loss.
    When I joined the Nickel Plate Credit Union back in 1981 he always had a smiling face for all who came in the door.
    May the memories of the good times fill your hearts and ease your pain.

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