30 March 2015
Curtis C. Humphris, III, of Scottsville, VA, age 60, died Thursday March 5, 2015. Curt peacefully passed away surrounded by family after a long, valiant struggle with cancer. He is survived by his loving parents, Curtis Humphris, Jr. and Carolyn Duke Humphris of Daleville, VA., formally of Lexington, sister Margaret Ann Humphris and brother-in-law James Shavor of Baton Rouge, LA, brother David Duke Humphris and sister-in-law Allison Drew Humphris of Atlanta, GA, uncle Robert R. Humphris of Charlottesville, aunt Elizabeth Spencer and uncle Edgar Spencer of Lexington, VA, cousins Robert R. Humphris, Jr., Patricia and Joel Ledford, Shawn and Steven Levine, and Shannon, Rich, Tucker, and Jonah Spencer-Wallace.
Curt was born in Jackson, MS, and grew up in New Orleans, LA, where he graduated from O. Perry Walker High School. He enjoyed friends and sports, participated in PAC Athletics and the OPW Key Club. In 1977, Curt graduated with a Bachelor in Finance from Louisiana State University, where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, and later earned his MBA from the University of New Orleans (1983). After working in several fields (oil rigging, as Account Executive for Energy Pipe and Supply Co. and later for Blanchard and Company, as Financial Consultant for Edward Jones & Co.) in the New Orleans area, Curt recognized his true calling and need for independence. Upon moving to Virginia (always a second home) to be near family, he worked with Justin Wade in Palmyra and several financial companies before going into business for himself as an independent Financial Advisor for Humphris Financial Services. He was Certified in both Financial Planning and Long Term Care, and advised clients widely in the area, including Staunton, Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, Lexington, Roanoke, Covington, and Palmyra. People were not just “clients” to Curt. They were true friends, about whom he cared greatly. He generously made time to know each person and know their families. He was respectful of others, hard-working, and fastidious with his professional financial work as well as his healthy lifestyle. Curt stayed involved socially and with his community, including with the Lexington Civil War Round Table, the Fluvanna County Chamber of Commerce, and as a long time member and past president of the Covington Rotary Club.