Lloyd Humphreys

Lloyd E. "Buck" Humphreys

1938 - 2010

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Obituary of Lloyd E. Humphreys

Lloyd “Buck” Edwin Humphreys, 72, of Dallas, Texas died March 18, 2010, after a strong fight with a sudden illness. Born in Chicago 3/8/38, he graduated from Calumet High School in 1956, and was the President of his senior class. After a national recruiting effort he selected the University of Iowa where he attended on a full football athletic scholarship. He graduated with a B.S. in political science in 1959 and a J.D. Cum Laude with distinction in 1962. He practiced law in Cedar Rapids for 25 years, Dallas, Texas and Eugene, Oregon for another decade. In 1995 he earned a Masters Degree in Theology from Southern Methodist University. He was an ordained Priest and served as senior pastor of St. Charles Anglican Church in Grand Prairie, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Cindy Kindl, two daughters, Elizabeth Humphreys, of Dallas, Texas, and Melissa (Tony) Dougherty of Mooloolah, Australia and two sons L. Charles (Laura) Humphreys of Dallas, Texas and James (Bridgit) Humphreys, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and their mother, Nancy Gearhart Brown, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; two sisters Audrey L.Fain, of Port Townsend, Washington, and Gail Sampson, of Leesburg, Virginia, grandsons Charlie, Zach, Alex, Padraig, Tyler, and granddaughters Danielle (Brad TeBockhorst), Josephine and Magdalene; great granddaughter Grace and great grandson Austin. He is preceded in death by his mother Mildred Schwarz Humphreys, father Lloyd Owen Humphreys, and his infant son, William David. He was admitted to the Iowa Bar Association in 1962, the Oregon Bar Association in 1980 and the Texas Bar Association in 1987. He was a Ford Foundation Fellowship recipient in 1963 and served as a staff attorney for Governor Mark Hatfield of Oregon. While stationed as an Army Judge Advocate in Bremerhaven, Germany, he volunteered for duty in Viet Nam and was one of the first attorneys serving in country. He was invited to be a member of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers. He was board certified in Texas in personal injury trial law. During the “Glory Years” of Iowa football from 1956-1960 they won 3 Big Ten Championships, 2 Rose Bowls and the Grantland Rice Award in 1958 given to the National Champion of College Football by the sports writers of America. He was a four year letterman in football playing center and linebacker. He was a Kick Off Magazine All Midwest First Team Selection and played in the North South Shrine Bowl Game. He was the first recipient of the Coach Forest Evashevski Football Scholastic Achievement Award Nov. 22, 1960. Also while at the University of Iowa, he was vice-president of the Liberal Arts Class, president of Sigma Chi fraternity, president of the Letterman’s Club and president of Omicron Delta Kappa. He was also a Distinguished Military Graduate in ROTC. His passion for helping people shaped his life, especially the disadvantaged who might not otherwise have had representation. He always encouraged his children and grandchildren to achieve the 10 percent winning edge. He loved and took great joy in his children and his grandchildren and especially his wife Cindy. Memorial Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at the Grace Episcopal Church, 525 A Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Internment will be Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City, Iowa. A Welsh reception will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at University of Iowa Hall of Fame, Varsity Club Room, on the corner of Melrose and Mormon Trek, Iowa City. Arrangements are being handled by Gay & Ciha Funeral Home, Iowa City. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web @ www.gayandciha.com. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in his memory.