Windle Houston Humphries, Jr.
January 17, 1930 – December 28, 2021
Fort Worth, Texas – Windle Houston Humphries, Jr., 91, a retired aerospace engineer passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, in Fort Worth, Texas.
Houston was born Jan. 17, 1930, near Waxahachie, Texas to Virginia Grace Adair Humphries and Windle Houston Humphries, Sr. He graduated from Dallas Adamson High School in 1949. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas in 1953, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from SMU in 1961 and a Master of Science in Engineering Mechanics from SMU in 1975. He spent his career working on the design of the F-111 and F-16 fighter jets with General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin.
He was married to Carolyn Baker from 1956 until her death in 2011.
He loved his family and the Texas Longhorns. He loved hunting, fishing, and baseball. He cherished the family’s annual summer trip to Red River and the opening day of dove season.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Carolyn; his parents; and his brother, Tom Humphries.
Survivors: Three sons, Mark Humphries and wife, Jodee, Clay Humphries and wife, Karen and Drew Humphries; grandchildren, Jennifer Humphries McEwin, James Humphries, Ryan Humphries, Greg Humphries, Sarah Humphries, Brandon Humphries and Dustin Brashear; and several great-grandchildren.
Published by Star-Telegram on Jan. 2, 2022.