William Humphrey
William Humphrey
William Humphrey

Obituary of William Richard Humphrey

William Richard “Rick” Humphrey of Denver,  Colorado passed away on July 31, 2023, at the age of 68. His passing was due to ongoing health complications. Rick passed away at St. Anthony’s Hospital with his loving family by his side.


Rick was born in Denver Colorado on January 12th, 1955. He attended Abraham Lincoln High school and studied at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He was married to Joyce Karen Miller September 28, 1979.


Rick was a loving husband, caring Father, and supportive Grandpa. He was a hard worker his entire life. Attending the U.S Marine Corp. as Truck and Equipment operator, Rick was promoted to section leader in charge of up to 200 pieces of equipment and 50 marines during the Vietnam war, traveling to Guam, Alaska, and Hawaii. Rick then became a driving instructor for tractor trailer school and received honorable discharge.  Most of his jobs were in the delivery service industry, Rick became supervisor, manager, dispatcher and was promoted on multiple occasions during his life eventually leading up to becoming the area Diversity leader/trainer for FedEx Freight for Colorado and surrounding states. Rick loved his family and spent lots of time with them. He enjoyed camping, music, road trips, and helping his family with things like fixing cars, building things. Rick and his family would pick peaches off the peach tree in the backyard so him and his wife could make peach cobbler for their children and grandchildren. He had a lot of personal treasures all the way from guitars and speakers to China plates and tools. Rick was a very adventurous, sharp, stubborn, and loving soul. His hugs were unique and will be missed by his family till the end of time. Rick always had a joke to tell and loved to make people laugh, weather it was a dad joke, sarcastic joke or a smart Alec joke, he was making them. Rick had the most love for his wife Joyce and always looked up to her from the deepest part of his heart. They were only together about a month before he asked Joyce to marry him, he surprised her with kittens and took care of her whenever she needed it. Rick and Joyce worked together to be able to build amazing family while teaching them how to do it on their own when the time comes. He was always happy and proud for his family and friends, and they deeply cherished him. Ricks family loves him very much and will always look up to him.

 Rick is survived by his children Karen, Kelly and Kyle. He was lucky to know his grandchildren, Kayla, Austin by marriage,  Kollin, Cheyenne, Galaxie, Michael, Amen, Christopher, Daphnie and his Sister Mary Beth.

Rick’s lineage is further carried on by his great grandchildren Felix, Finn, and Isaiah. Rick is preceded in death by his wife Joyce, Father William Lee, Mother Minnie Lee, Sisters Annette and Elaine.

Services will be Held 

Wednesday August 16th

@10am at Fort Logan Cemetery

4400 W. Kenyon Ave. Denver, CO 80236 

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