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Darrel Gene Humphries
Sep 23, 1955 - Dec 21, 2015
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

Tue, Dec 22, 2015

Funeral services for Darrel Gene Humphries, 60, Duke, Okla. will be at 10 a.m., Wed., Dec. 23, 2015, at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Rick Crouch officiating. Interment will be at 3 p.m., Wed., at Kingfisher City Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home of Altus.

Humphries died at his home Mon., Dec. 21, 2015, surrounded by family.

He was born Sept. 23, 1955, to Carol Woodrow and Helen Juanita (Homier) Humphries in Kingfisher while the family lived in Dover. A 1973 Dover High School graduate Darrel attended El Reno Junior College and later received his bachelor’s degree at Oklahoma State University.

Darrel married the love of his life, Sherrie Lynn Pratt, June 6, 1975, and they spent the next 40 wonderful years together. While teaching and coaching, Darrel received his master’s degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. His first teaching and coaching position was at Greenfield and he continued teaching and coaching at Pond Creek, Hunter, Yarbrough, Lone Wolf and Hennessey.

In 1993 the family moved to Duke where he served as the principal and athletic director until 1998, then later as principal and athletic director at Burlington and Erick. In 2007, he returned to Duke as the principal and athletic director until his health began to fail in 2014. In his spare time he enjoyed working with his cattle and watching sports, but most of all he loved being with his grandchildren and participating and watching them in their activities.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Christy Lynn Humphries; his father-in-law, Delbert Pratt, his brother-in-law, Ronnie Pratt.

Surviving are his loving wife, Sherrie Humphries, of the home; two children, Michelle Milner and husband Jason of Duke and Brian Humphries and wife Alexa of Woodward; four grandchildren, Gage Milner, Grant Milner, Vivienne Humphries and Violet Humphries; one brother, Jerry Humphries and wife Carolyn of Dover; his mother-in-law, Carol Pratt of Kingfisher along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, a host of friends and former students whom he dearly loved.

For family and friends unable to attend the service, a live webcast of the service beginning at 9:58 a.m., Wednesday. Go to www.LowellTims.com and click on obituaries. Then, click on Darrel Humphries. There will be a large area inviting you to join the webcast.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Duke School Foundation in memory of Darrel Humphries.

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