The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


February 20, 2014

Brian Douglas Humphries

JOPLIN, Mo. — Brian Douglas Humphries, 58, of Joplin, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., after a brief illness.

Brian was born on Oct. 26, 1955, in Rapid City, S.D. He graduated from Nathan Hale High School, Tulsa, Okla. In 1973, and received a Bachelors degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1977. He lived and worked most of his life in Tulsa, until five years ago when he relocated to Joplin, and was employed in the home health care field until his illness.

Brian was preceded in death by his father, Edward Nicholas Humphries Jr. of Tulsa.

He is survived by his mother, Betty Baldwin Humphries Palmer and his stepfather, Wayne Palmer; his brother, David Edward Humphries, of Allen, Texas; and his sister, Mary Humphries Morse, of Arlington, Texas.

A memorial service celebrating Brian's life will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m. at St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Joplin.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the American Heart Association.

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