December 1, 1934 ~ December 17, 2021

Born in: Knoxville, TN
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

Bartley D. Humphrey , 87, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away peacefully December 17 surrounded by family. Born in Knoxville, Tennessee and moved to indianapolis where he lived until his passing.

Bartley had a passion for working. From working in the dairy industry starting at Stoffells in Knoxville, then on to Bordens and Banquet in Indianapolis. He then spent many years at Lutheran Child and Family Services as a dietary assistant. Bartley’s passion for working never failed, every August he would work during the summer at the Indiana State Fair collecting shuttle fare.

In Bart’s spare time he would be seen gardening, whittling wood, or fishing. For each holiday he enjoyed making decorations for inside and outside. He loved anytime he spent with his family, whether it was seeing his grandson , Bradley in Florida, or chauffeuring his great-grandchildren to work.

Bartley was preceded in death by his wife Mary Humphrey, brothers , sisters , and family Joshua and Michael Reynolds. Survivors of Indianapolis include his loving family Judy Humphrey, Sue Humphrey, Carolyn Reynolds, Bradley Humphrey, Lindsay Reynolds, Charles Humphrey, many great- grandchildren, his nephews and nieces that were all his  “favorite”, you know who you are, Bill and Betty Lindsey. Survivors of Knoxville include his sister Evelyn Gibson.

Bartley told us often that “he had lived a good life and done everything he ever wanted to”.

The family will hold a celebration of Bart’s life at a later day.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to:

Indian State Fair Foundation 1202 East 38th street Indianapolis, Indiana 46205


Lutheran Child and Family Services 1525 N. Ritter ave. Indianapolis, Indiana 46219


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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. As I was packing the car to head home to Florida in the morning, it hit me like a ton of bricks..
    My dad won’t be back to his room painted John Deer Green just for him. He won’t have his breakfast on the porch. He won’t go get the mail or bicycle to the Goodwill and the Dollar Store or just lounge in the garage. He won’t be there.

    It won’t be the same coming back to Indianapolis. He won’t be there to tend to his garden, or sitting in his chair watching Andy Griffin, Gun Smoke or The Waltons. He just won’t be there.

    It won’t be the same going to the State Fair. He won’t be on Tractor 5 waving at everyone, Giving me $10 dollars to buy him lottery tickets but to keep the money if I won. He won’t be there.

    I can’t tell you what cities I will drive through. Call and tell you I’m in Spartanburg or just past the Georgia/Florida line and you would tell be how many hours I have til I’m home.

    I won’t hear the ringtone of Andy Griffin assigned just to you. I won’t hear your voice anymore telling me good night.

    So good night Bart. Sleep tight. I will miss you. Love you.

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