Wednesday, January 13, Captain David Humphreys passed away suddenly from a stroke at the age of 82, surrounded by his loving family.
Born June 6, 1933 in Adelaide, Australia, he was the only child of Sidney and Irene Humphreys.
Captain Humphreys’ passion was the sea. He went to sea in the British India Steam Navigation Company as a cadet at the age of 16. He sailed with Canadian Pacific Passenger Lines in the North Atlantic for several years. Captain Humphreys was responsible for discovering over 4,000 square miles of Northern Greenland during a winter polar expedition documented by NBC. He also transited the Northwest Passage in Canada with his family and sailed to the North Pole with his son on a nuclear powered ice breaker.
Captain Humphreys is the founder and owner of Linea Peninsular, Incorporated. Linea Peninsular was founded more than 32 years ago and has 4 container ships servicing the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico from Panama City, FL and Houston, TX. In that time, his vessels have made more than 8,000 crossings of the Gulf of Mexico. Captain Humphreys loved his company; he treated his staff like family and working up until his last day.
Captain Humphreys was a man of great faith and he generously donated to many organizations and individuals around the world.
Captain Humphreys is survived by his wife, Ioana Lelaulu Humphreys, son, David Lelei Humphreys, daughter, Pia Laloifi Humphreys, daughter in law, Mia Catharine Humphreys, grandchildren: Faye Celia Jones, Lyla Caroline Jones, Jordan Elyse Humphreys, Carson David Humphreys, baby girl Humphreys due in July and his beloved dog, Clyde.
He will be deeply missed.
We wish him smooth sailing.
Friends will be received Tuesday, January 19, 2016 from 6-8 pm at the Kent Forest Lawn Funeral Home. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 am Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 1214 Moylan Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407. A reception in his honor will follow at Uncle Ernie’s Bay Front Grill, 1151 Bayview Ave, Panama City, FL 32401.