Charles Robert "Bob"
Shreveport, LA. Charles Robert "Bob" Mumphrey, Sr. passed into eternal life May 10, 2014 with family by his side.
Bob is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Myrtle Grace Mumphrey, daughters Bobbie Mumphrey Homan and Charlene Roberta Mumphrey, and grandson, Christopher Mumphrey.
Left to cherish memories of Bob is his devoted daughter, Annette Mumphrey, sons James Mumphrey (Joyce), Charles Mumphrey II (Alysia), Michael Mumphrey; granddaughters, Leslie, Jamie, Jennifer, Rachael; four great grandchildren, as well as several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Bob was born September 1, 1918 in New Orleans, LA. He was an alumnus of St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, and Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism. He was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. 8th Air Force, European Theater 1940 -1944. Following his honorable discharge, he was employed as News Editor and Broadcaster for radio stations, including WDSU & WNOE, New Orleans; KNOE, Monroe, and KENT, Shreveport. While in New Orleans, acted in daily soap opera over WWL, and in weekly radio dramas on WNOE. Subsequently became Business Reporter for Dun & Bradstreet, Dallas. In 1957, he and his family returned to Shreveport where he spent 26 enjoyable years as Copy Editor and Manager of the Printing Department at M.L.Bath Co.
Bob was deeply devoted to his family and his faith. A man of unparalleled kindness, gentleness, grace, and respect to all. He was a dedicated member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Over the years, he held active memberships in The Knights of Columbus, American Legion, Toastmasters International, and Shreveport Writers Club.
He enjoyed the performing arts and was a frequent actor in The Shreveport Little Theater. After retiring, he became a published short story writer, poet, and nature photographer, and engaged in public speaking for educational events, winning numerous awards.
Christian service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, May 17, 2014 in the chapel at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home, Shreveport, LA. Visitation from 9:30 am until service time. Officiating will be Fr. Charles Glorioso of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Centuries Memorial Park.
Published in Shreveport Times on May 16, 2014