May 1952 – Dec. 2009
John Ralph Humphrey passed away peacefully in his home Wednesday evening, December 16th. Born May 20, 1952, John will be remembered by family and friends for his enormous heart and amazing sense of humor. A lover of all sports and particularly his Steelers and Cardinals, John was known to enjoy brief but always “eventful” rounds of golf with his friends.
John was employed for 25 + years with VersaCold Logistics (formerly Merchants Refrigeration) in Modesto, where he started as a forklift-driver and worked his way up to foreman. He was always the first one to work and the last one to leave, and those tasty lunches his wife made for him everyday were definitely missed when he retired in 2008.
John is survived by his wife of 22 years, Roberta Humphrey; father Harry Humphrey; sons John Humphrey, Derek Yokley and Tony (Antonio) Hernandez; daughters Debra Stone, Sara Ivey and Lisa Flores; brothers Ted and Dennis Dobson; sisters Sharon Peterson and Kimberley Stowell; aunt Donna Metzger; He also has 9 wonderful grandchildren that meant the world to him. He will be missed, but never forgotten.
Memorial Service will be held at Allen Mortuary in Turlock on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 3:00pm. The family expresses its’ thanks for the nice thoughts and prayers.