Philip Humbert, 77, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at his Destin, FL home on November 14th, 2021.
On November 22nd, 1943, Phil was born to James Oliver and Imogene in Council Bluffs, IA. After graduating from Oakland High School in 1962, where he was raised, he was drafted into The United States Army. During his 26 years of service, he had two tours in Vietnam, served in Thailand and Germany, received his Finance and Economics Degree from The University of Nebraska, and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.
After retiring from the Army, Phil went on to work in the automotive business for 38 years. Phil was very passionate about cars and loved what he did for a living.
In 1997, he met and married his wife, Jennifer, and became an amazing and loving father to her three children, Heather, Meagan, and Brandon. Later he became a cherished grandfather to Bella, Gabe, Addy, Ella, Izzy, and Isaiah.
Phil's interests were cars, sports (especially football), golfing, and boating. While retired, he and his wife had time to enjoy their love for fine dining, traveling, interior design, and renovating homes.
Phil is survived by his wife, Jennifer Humbert of Destin, FL; his daughters, Heather Rex (David Cotterell) of Downers Grove, IL and Meagan Blais (Ashley Blais) of Colorado Springs, CO; his son, Brandon Blais (Maegan Blais) of Mary Esther, FL; his six grandkids, Isabella, Gaberiel, Addyson, Ellayna, Isabelle and Isaiah; his brother, James Humbert (Donna Humbert) of Coeur d'Alene, ID; and his beloved pets Kacie and Roxie.
He was greeted at the Rainbow Bridge by Bailey and Lexie.
Phil was a force of nature and touched so many lives, and many say the impact he made on their lives was unmeasurable. He was a great husband, father, grandfather, brother, mentor, friend, and had an extremely generous heart.
Military Honors will be hosted at Kelly Plantation Owners Club on November 22nd at 11:00 am. To share memories, express condolences, and sign the guestbook please visit, www.daviswatkins.com
Phil was a man of few words, but he would leave you with this:
"Don't take any short deals, Make the bastards pay, Go Chiefs, Love you guys, Now Go Sell A Car."
- Phil Humbert