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Robert Franklin “Frank” Humphrey II, 80, of Burgaw, passed from his earthly life on Friday, July 1, 2016.

He was born Oct. 16, 1935, in Pender County, the son of the late John Shackelford Humphrey, Sr., and Agnes Thompson Humphrey. Frank was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Mary Anna Humphrey; a sister, Jean Humphrey Henline; and a brother, John S. Humphrey, Jr.

Robert Franklin Humphey II
             Robert Franklin Humphrey II

Frank was a 1958 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His career of 40 years was with First Citizens Bank in Burgaw.

Frank dedicated his life to his community and to activities throughout the state of North Carolina. He was a designated member of the Morehead Selection Committee by the Order of the Trustees of the John Motley Morehead Foundation, treasurer of March of Dimes for 16 years, an American Red Cross volunteer, served in the U.S. Army reserves for six years, and served as chairman on the Pender County ABC Board. Most importantly, Frank served as deacon, elder and treasurer of Burgaw Presbyterian Church for many years.

Frank enjoyed serving the people of Pender County and was very proud of his children and grandchildren. He was a child of God who demonstrated by word and deed that he was an intentional follower of Jesus Christ.

Frank is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Anna Lynn Chapman Humphrey of Burgaw; son, Franklin Chapman Humphrey and wife, Shannon Briley Humphrey and their children, Franklin Shackelford Humphrey and Briley Ann Humphrey all of Burgaw; daughter, Anna Plair Humphrey and her children, George Elias Katsoulis and Julia Lee Katsoulis all of Greenville; brother-in-law, Robert Lewis Henline of Raleigh; and many extended family and friends.

A graveside service was conducted at 10 a.m., Monday, July 4, 2016, in Burgaw Cemetery, with Rev. Steve Mattis and Rev. Will Davis officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to The V Foundation for Cancer Research online at or by mail at 14600 Weston Parkway, Carey, NC 27513.

Keep this thought as you remember Frank: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9