Clifford Nelson Humphrey III


Clifford Nelson Humphrey III, 77, of Amarillo, TX died February 26, 2020.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, February 29, 2020, at First Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Howard K. Batson officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.

Cliff was born in Amarillo, TX on October 21, 1942 to Ophelia and C.J. Humphrey. He graduated from Amarillo High School in 1961. Cliff received his doctorate from Baylor University. He was an attorney and political consultant in Washington, D.C. for 34 years.

Cliff married Patsy at Washington Street Methodist Church in Alexandria, VA on October 27, 1979.

Cliff lived in Alexandria, VA for 34 years and returned to Amarillo to retire in 2013.

He is survived by his wife, Patsy Humphrey, of the home; children, Clifford Hatton Humphrey and wife Sarah, of Wilson, NY, Savannah Humphrey Long and husband Michael, of Denver, CO, Kelli Tucker Orford and husband Edward, of Charleston, SC, Holli Tucker, of Leesburg, VA, Tim Tucker and wife Carol, of Colorado Springs, CO; sister, Janice Humphrey and husband Gary Rowe, of Vancouver, WA; brother, Bryan Humphrey and wife Jane Ridley, of Haddon Township, NJ; and four grandchildren, Elizabeth, C.J., Grant, and Regan.

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14 Replies to “Clifford Nelson Humphrey III”

  1. I learned from working with you in the old days, especially that good humor may not solve the problem but it makes it easier to try.

  2. Rest in peace, Cliff. And thank you for your friendship when we were old debate team members at WTSU. Your pal, Randy

  3. So sorry for your Loss. I wish I had known but have been out of
    town and not seen your facebook post. Clifford was a big part of my early life as we spent many summers in Amarillo with the family.
    as Ophelia was my Aunt and the sister of my mother

  4. Our prayers go out to your family, it was nice meeting y’all, again sorry for your loss, I can tell Cliff was loved dearly.

  5. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. The loss is great but the memories are greater! Sending lots of love your way.
    Beth Capen

  6. Mark and I send our deepest condolences. Cliff was such a kind and loving soul. We cherish all of our fond memories of our time together. Will always remember his quick witted jovial personality. Praying for comfort, peace, and healing for your family.

    All our love,
    Mark and Cheryl

  7. We have loved Patsy and Cliff for several years. Our friendship was renewed once they moved back to Amarillo. Cliff was a kind & compassionate man a dry sense of humor. We love you, Cliff. We’ll see you, again, one day.

  8. Cliff was one of my best friends. We went to Amarillo High together together. What a fine gentleman he was. He will be missed so much. My heart and prayers go out to Patsy and the family.

  9. God bless the Humphrey family. Cliff was a great gentleman, story-teller, and colleague. I was privileged to work with him for many years at NRECA. He loved his country, family, mission and friends.

  10. Donna and I send our deepest condolences to all of the Humphrey family. Cliff was a great friend, patriot, and had one of the sharpest minds when it involved politics and conservative values. He will be truly missed. We have so many good memories of his family and the many political campaigns he so valiantly fought. May you Rest In Peace old friend.

    Best Wishes and Kindest Regards,
    Donna and Mike Bruegel
    P.O. Box 571826
    Houston, Texas 77257

  11. I am so sorry for your families loss. Have always love the post of you and Cliff. He was such a ham. You were an awesome couple and family. My prayers for you all. Hugs.

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