George Rogers “Roger” Humphreys, Jr. of Suffolk, Va., passed away at the age of 77 on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, with family by his side. He was born on Feb. 16, 1942, in Portsmouth, Va., and has lived in Suffolk, North Myrtle Beach, North Charleston and Kitty Hawk, N.C. Roger was predeceased by his loving wife, Carolyn Mazyck.
He is survived by his daughters, Kathy Humphreys and husband David Southard, Caroline Ward and husband Michael and Anna Slaght and husband Stefan; six grandchildren, Sage, Amber, Marin, Aiden, Seth and Charlie; and two great-grandchildren, Alexander and Lucy.
Roger was a 22 year veteran of the U.S. Army, where he worked as a cryptographer. His career took him from Virginia to Vietnam, Okinawa, Thailand and Germany, among other places. He retired from the Army in Fort Bragg, N.C. as a CW3 in 1984 and was finally able to return to the Tidewater area of Virginia.
Roger was an avid fisherman, reader and shag dancer and always felt the need to be busy with his hands. He always had a funny story or joke to share with his family and his many friends.
A brief service with full military honors will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, in Albert G. Horton Jr. Veterans Cemetery, in Suffolk followed by a celebration of his life at 12 noon at the CE&H Ruritan Club. Sturtevant Funeral Home in Portsmouth, is handling these arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to your local Disabled American Veterans (DAV) chapter.
Condolences may be made to the family online at www.SturtevantFuneralHome.com.