Saturday, August 20, 2016

Updated Obituary - Edward W. Humble Jr.

Ed Humble, Jr.

Edward Wilson Humble Jr, 68, of Drexel Missouri passed away on August 17, 2016 at Golden Years Nursing Home in Harrisonville, Missouri.  A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (660-679-0009).  Funeral Services will be held 10:00 am Monday August 22, 2016 in the Mission Hall of the Drexel First Baptist Church, Drexel, Missouri.  Burial will follow in Sharon Cemetery.  Memorial contributions are suggested to The Drexel First Baptist Church or to R.I.O.  Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Ed was born on October 15, 1947 in Butler, Missouri to Edward Wilson Humble, Sr and Maxine Reed Humble.  He grew up in the Rich Hill, Missouri area, graduating from Rich Hill High School in 1966.  On October 15, 1965 he was united in marriage to Rebecca Sue Wilson in Rich Hill.  To this union three children were born, Lisa, Jennifer, and Jason.   Ed worked for Hallmark for 35 years, retiring in 2002.  He was a proud member of the Drexel First Baptist Church, serving as a deacon, and of R.I.O for over 30 years, serving in various positions.  Ed loved spending time with his family, camping and fishing.  He had a talent for wood working, and often created gifts for family or works of art to be donated.  Many of Ed’s pieces can be seen at the church or the Missouri Children’s Home.  Ed also had a love of mission trips, meeting new people, and spreading the word of God all over the world.  He enjoyed his trips with the Missourians on Mission and the Church youth group, traveling to Rawlins, Wyoming, Rochester, Minnesota, and New Orleans, Louisiana.  In 1992 he made an Evangelistic Mission Trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, making memories his family will always cherish.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, Ora and Effie Reed, William & Elizabeth Humble. He is survived by his wife, Becky, of the home in Drexel, his children, Lisa Gammon (Randy) of Drexel,  Jennifer Hummel (Dennis) of Gladstone MO and Jason Humble (Norma) of Harrisonville, MO.  Ed is also survived by his siblings Bill Humble (Darlene), Chuck Hunble (Becky) of Rich Hill, MO, Brother-in- law, Tom Wilson (Freda) of Moore, Oklahoma, Sisters-in- law, Madeline Woodfin (Bill) of Butler Mo and Kathi Plain (Lynn) of Fort Scott KS, Grandchildren,  Roe Gammon (Bethany), Lauren Gammon, Kaitlyn McGuffin, Stephanie Aguilar, Helen Aguilar, Jasmine Humble, Kaleb Hummel, Kole Hummel, Keaton Hummel and Great-Grandchildren Rylen Macken, Windsor Gammon, and many nieces and nephews, extended family members and dear friends.