December 19, 1924 ~ July 24, 2012
Born in: Waco, TX,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
John Duncan Humble, 87 of the Deerwood Community, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. A native of Waco Texas he was the son of the late Paul M. and Pauline Duncan Humble. He graduated in 1946 from Texas A&M University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He took an engineering position with Mobil Oil Company in Beaumont, Texas thus beginning a career with Mobil working on projects all over the world and spanning more than 4 decades. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II and Korea. Mr. Humble is survived by two sons, Dr. Tim Humble and his wife, Terri, of Beaumont, Texas and Dr. Ted Humble and his wife, Dr. Nancy Humble, of Asheville. He had seven grandchildren, Daniel, Sarah, Ryan, Morgan, Kristen, Paul and Mark and was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Nicholas and Mary Ann. Mr. Humble '46 was thankful for the opportunities provided by attending Texas A & M and wanted that to be available for his sons. Tim, '74 and Ted, '78 both graduated there – launching careers in medicine, both as General Surgeons. Ever thankful still he later established several endowed scholarships at A&M so that other young people could have access to a college education, "especially Engineering". No local services are planned at this time. Memorials may be made to The Association of Former Students Texas A&M University, 505 George Bush Dr., College Station, Texas 77840. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.