Percy “Tony” Humphries Jr. was born in Canton Ohio to Percy and Marie Humphries on November 16, 1954. He left peacefully on Thursday, November 25, 2021.
He enlisted in the Marine Corps right out of high school and was stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He was employed at The Timken Company for 20 years, a salesman at Ewing Chevrolet, and J & L Specialty Steel. His gift of gab assured him top salesman for several months. Percy was an excellent home chef, and enjoyed cooking for his family and friends. He enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.He had a love of black exploitation movies especially The Mack Superfly as well as Lifetime movies. Never one for a loss of words, he always had a great story to share with the younger generation.
Percy was proceeded in death by his parents, nephew Jor’el Brantley I, and niece Sgt. Shauntiva Humphries.
Percy leaves behind to cherish his five sons: Corey Bowen, Percy (Artara) Lipkins, Carlos Humphries, Terez (Luchanta), Eugene (Qayla) Humphries. Thirteen grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Sisters Lillie (Tyrone) Atkins, Winifred Coleman, Tracie (Frederick) Campbell, Michelle (Daniel) Terrell; Brothers Michael (Lori) Humphries and Craig Humphries. Special friends JC Scott, and Joseph Brantley.
He leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, and cousins that he loved and cherished. Known to his family as Tony, he had a heart of gold, and was always the life of the party. There was never a dull moment with him. His smile would light up a room and melt hearts. When he loved, he loved hard and his presence has left a huge void. Although we selfishly miss him, we understand him leaving.