Paul James Humphrey

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    Paul James Humphrey of Cuba, Missouri was born Tuesday, June 30, 1970 at Washington, Missouri to Rev. Billy R. and Velma (nee Ryerson) Humphrey and passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at the age of 49 years.


    Paul married Cynthia M. “Cindy” Collins.
    In his younger years, he attended Vo-tech an earned a certificate in HVAC. He was two classes short of having an associate degree in auto mechanics. He was employed at Aerofil Technology and he worked in the blending department.
    Paul had been a member of the “Cross of Calvary” singers when he was young and he currently was a member of the “Scarred Nation” band as guitarist and singer.
    He was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball, Kansas City Chief’s football and the St. Louis Blue hockey.
    He was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Billy Humphrey; grandparents, Ruby Humphrey, Rev. Russell Ryerson and Annie Ryerson; great grandparents, John and Margaret Ringeisen; uncles, Bill and Vernon Ryerson; and cousin, Rhonda Newman.
    He is survived by his wife, Cindy Humphrey of the home; three daughters, Ashley N. Humphrey, Lauren Kirsten-Rochelle Humphrey and Savannah Kayleen “Nena” Humphrey, all of Cuba, Missouri; grandson, William Aidan Humphrey of Cuba, Missouri; mother, Velma Humphrey of Rolla, Missouri; two brothers, Stephen and wife Nicole Humphrey of Cuba,  Missouri and Joshua and wife Jasmine Humphrey of Rolla, Missouri; two sisters, Lisa Humphrey Brenton of Belle, Missouri and Kathy Humphrey Murphy of Vichy, Missouri; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Sheila and Kenneth Collins of Steelville, Missouri; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Kenneth Collins and companion Sheila Shockley of Cuba, Missouri and  James L. and wife Lisa Collins of Leasburg, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
    Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019 at the Mizell Funeral Home. Special recorded music was “If Tomorrow Never Comes,” “The Dance” and “If You Leave Me Now.”
    Interment and prayers followed at the Licklider Cemetery in Cuba, Missouri.
    Casket bearers were Bradley Humphrey, Justin Lowe, Mike Murphy, Matthew Murphy, Kenny Collins and Jimmy Collins.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.