The Port Arthur News
PORT ARTHUR —
Thomas “Tom” Edward Umphrey, 66, of Port Arthur passed away at Harbor Hospice House on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. He was born on October 13, 1946 to Gertrude Broussard Umphrey and Fate Umphrey in Port Arthur, Texas. Tom was a lifelong resident of the area.
He graduated from Notre Dame with a Bachelors Degree in English, he earned his teaching credentials from Lamar University. Tom taught Math and English at Bishop Byrne High School from 1969 to 1982. He also coached basketball and football at Bishop Byrne. He joined the staff at Nederland High School as an English teacher and also a coach for basketball and football for over 28 years.
Tom was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Port Arthur.
Visitation will be on Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a rosary to be prayed at 7:00 PM at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Port Arthur on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Stephen McCrate serving as celebrant. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Clayton Thompson
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Tom is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Gothia Umphrey of Port Arthur, his daughter, Krista Umphrey Crorey and husband Hunter of Hemphill, Texas, his son,
Bo Joseph Umphrey of Port Arthur, Texas along with his sister, Jan Umphrey and husband, Mark Wenglar of Pearland, Texas, his two nephews, Timothy and Stephen Wenglar.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions to be made to St. Catherine Catholic School or St. Joseph Catholic Church.