Published On: Fri, Dec 13th, 2013

Family of John Humphreys thanks community

John Humphrey

John Humphrey

The family of John Humphreys would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Lewisburg community and surrounding areas for their support and kindness during John’s recent illness and subsequent passing. John had enjoyed a loyal following at The Court Barber Shop for 20 years and it was with great sadness that the shop was closed after a lengthy presence in the downtown area.

For a number of years, John had stated the desire to make a positive difference in life by donating his body upon death to WVSOM for medical research. Due to the time element involved this was not possible but the LifeNet Health Foundation was able to instead “Give the Gift of Life” to others via the donation of his various tissues. Via this organization, those in critical need have been given hope and improved health, fulfilling John’s long time wish.

Sunday, Dec. 15, the Old Dominion Eye Foundation (ODEF) and LifeNet Health Foundation are together holding a special memorial in the form of a Tree of Life at the Hotel Roanoke. This tree is in celebrative commemoration of supporters such as John for their gifts. It has been asked that special ornaments be given for placement up on the tree, each ornament representing a wonderful donor who has given the gift of life. In response the Humphreys family has commissioned the creation of an ornament inscribed with John’s name and depicting a photo of The Court Barber Shop. This ornament will be sent to Roanoke for placement upon the tree this weekend.

John’s loved ones are appreciative for this opportunity to thank all of those who have expressed interest, kindness and support during their time of sorrow, as well as to share their opportunity to celebrate his life and gifts in this way.

If you or a loved one wish to donate to this organization, please contact them at the following address:

LifeNet Health

1864 Concert Drive

Virginia Beach, VA 23453

1-866-543-3638

With gratitude,

The John Humphreys Family Pat, Melanie and Jonathan