Sponge Homer

Homer H. Hillis, Jr. sponges all kinds of information, business, political and trends. I've been seen on the Sally Jesse Rafeal show with noted trend spotter Faith Popcorn. My Blog will give you an over view of what I'm seeing and reflections on the same.

Monday, April 03, 2006

One of my new best friends died last weekend, Jay was a bigger than life guy, a massive wealth of information about Baylor and sports all over, you felt good when you talked to Jay. We met at the Dallas Market a few years ago, his Dad had a picture framing business that used to sell to the Home Interior company for over 25yrs, Jay will be missed.

Jay Hudson Humphrey ( we shared the same middle name)

HUMPHREY, JAY HUDSON, Went to be with his Savior on April 1, 2006. Jay was born November 12, 1954, in Tyler, Texas. The Humphrey family moved to Dallas in 1960. Jay graduated from Garland High School in 1973. The Humphrey family attended First Baptist Church in downtown Dallas, and Jay actively participated in the youth activities. Jay proudly attended Baylor University. A member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, Jay received a BBA degree in 1977. While attending Baylor, Jay met the love of his life, Elizabeth Dawson. Liz and Jay married in 1978 and began their life in Dallas. For 28 years Jay worked along side his father in the family business, Charles Humphrey and Associates. In 2004 Jay left the family business to pursue a unique career opportunity. Jay began working with Bill Shaddock in a variety of business interests. He greatly enjoyed his time working with Bill and had looked forward to a long friendship and association with him. Jay was a devoted husband, father, son, brother and uncle. He is survived by his wife, Liz, their three children, Bryce, Eryn and Jordan, his parents, LaNell and Charles Humphrey of Dallas, his twin brother, Jed and his wife, Marsha, of Amarillo, his in-laws, Media and Bob Dawson of Borger, Barbara and Alan Shelton of Austin and four nieces. Jay, Liz and their children are members of Park Cities Presbyterian Church, and have been blessed by the friends and fellowship there. Jay loved being a dad to Bryce, Eryn and Jordan. He actively supported their interests and delighted in watching each of them as they participated in a variety of activities. Each of his children knows intimately the love of their devoted father. They will miss their father dearly, but they know exactly where he is now which gives them great peace and comfort. Jay will be sorely missed by many, many friends and family members. He continued to value his friendships from high school, from his church youth group and his college friends and fraternity brothers. His quick wit, his attention to detail, his sports trivia and his enthusiasm for life endeared him to his friends. A family burial will be followed by a celebration of Jay's life on Monday, April 3, at 4:00pm at Park Cities Presbyterian Church, 4124 Oak Lawn. The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall following the service. To the glory of God and His gift of eternal life and in celebration of the life of Jay Humphrey, memorials may be made to Kids Across America, 1429 Lakeshore Drive, Branson, MO, 65616. Restland 972-238-7111 restlandfuneralhome.com


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