September 28, 2023

Owen D. Humphress

Owen Dempsey Humphress age 88 of Lincoln passed away on September 27, 2023.  He was born May 26, 1935 in Yuma, Kentucky to Edward and Ellen Reynolds Humphress.

Owen retired from General Electric in Louisville, Kentucky in 1991 after 36 years and was a Chief Steward for IUE/CWA Local 83761.  He spent his retirement years working for the GE retirees, traveling, volunteering for AARP and working for numerous political campaigns.  He was a Mason, 32nd degree Scottish Rite and Kentucky Colonel.

Owen was preceded in death by his parents; brother Bobby Humphress; sisters, Nannie Gabehart, Betty Jones and Christine Elkins.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Linda Lane Humphress, son and daughter-in-law; Glenn and Tonda Humphress, granddaughters; Rebecca and Cassie Humphress, grandson; Alex Humphress, brother and sister-in-law; Charles and Rebecca Humphress.

Services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Monday, October 2, 2023 at Wyuka Funeral Home.  Visitation will begin at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, October 2nd.  The funeral service will be LiveStreamed.  You can watch by clicking HERE.

Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials in lieu of flowers to South Gate United Methodist Church


  1. Prayers for Linda and the family. RIP my friend.

  2. So sorry for your loss
    Prayers for you and the family

  3. Linda , I am so sorry to receive this email. You both meant so much to me. Owen was such a good friend to Gary and me. My heart is breaking for you and your family. You two were among our first true friends in Shelbyville. You both meant the world to me. Sending you love, hugs, prayers and strength. ❤️💕🙏🙏🙏💕❤️

  4. Linda – thank you for sending me notice of Owen’s passing … my thoushts and prayers are with you and your family … I miss both of you and think of you often as I pass the road to your house … Love Peggy Wilson

  5. Owen was a grood friend, a kind and caring man who worked tirelessly to protect our Democracy.
    He will be greatly missed.

  6. Linda,

    Sorry to get in touch with you this way, but my email is having problems.

    WEe have been think about you and Owen. Whish he could know that Andy Beshear winning the election!

    ied to delete part of your last message in order to send you this and the whole message got deleted.


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