James A. Humston

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

James A. Humston, 83, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019.

He was born Nov. 17, 1935 in Indianapolis, the son of William Arnold and Jeannette L. (Taber) Humston.

He was a graduate of Ben Davis High School.

Jim owned and operated a security door company for several years. He had previously served as an Indiana State Trooper, receiving his training from the State Police Academy at Indiana University, Bloomington.

The family spent many years on Cataract Lake, boating and participating in various water sports throughout the years. Jim enjoyed being on the water and after retiring, he and wife Mary lived on a 38-foot trawler, traveling the river system east of the Mississippi. He was a member of the Marine Trader Boating Association.

He is survived by his wife, Mary M. (Simmons) Humston; children Judy (Larry) Potter, James W. “Jimmy” (Kris) Humston, Joseph A. “Joe” Humston, Tabatha (Jamey) Perkins and Shawna Butler; 13 grandchildren, Dustin, Jennifer, Danny, John, Michael, Kelly, Ashley, Katelyn, Patrick, Jimmy, Stephanie, Logan and Lucy; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Steve Spencer and sister Patricia Brown.

A celebration of life service will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until time of service and no graveside will follow.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family c/o www.BittlesandHurt.com.