CAMERON—Funeral services for Judge Donald Garfield “Don” Humble, 86, of Cameron were held Saturday, March 9, 2013, at First United Methodist Church in C ameron with Rev. Drew Weber officiating. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Judge Humble died Thursday in a Cameron nursing center.
He was born Feb. 26, 1927, in Taft to Garfield Lafayette and Minnie May (Foster) Humble.
At age 17, Judge Humble volunteered in the U.S. Naval Reserve as an aerial gunner during World War II.
He graduated from Temple Junior College in 1948 where he served as class president.
In 1950, he graduated from Baylor School of Law and then went into private law practice.
Judge Humble was elected and served as Milam County Judge and then was appointed and elected State District Judge of the 20th Judicial District.
He retired and worked as Senior State District Judge.
Judge Humble was a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, a lifetime member of the Baylor School of Law Alumni and past president of the Milam County Bar Association.
He served on the State Bar Grievance Committee and Committee on Admissions for the local district.
Judge Humble was nominated for the Texas Bar Foundation’s Outstanding Jurist Award and was the Top-Rated Visiting State District Judge in Harris County for civil and criminal courts.
He had served as trustee for the Cameron I.S.D., past president of the Cameron Chamber of Commerce and past president of the Cameron Volunteer Fire department.
Judge Humble was named the Cameron Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Citizen and was named Outstanding Non-farmer Citizen of Central Texas by the Soil Conservation District.
He served on numerous City of Cameron committees, including the charter committee, planning commission, urban renewal board and board of directors of the industrial foundation.
Judge Humble was named to Who’s Who in Texas and the South and Southwest. He served on the Board of Tejas District for Boy Scouts of America, was the chairman of the local Salvation Army and served on the board of directors of Citizens National Bank.
Judge Humble was a Master Mason in San Andres Lodge No. 170 A.F. & A.M.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church, where he served on the board of trustees and f inance commit tee, taught Sunday School and was a member of the chancel choir for over 25 years.
Judge Humble also served on boards of the Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church and was a lay speaker.
He married LaVern Dodson Delony in 1975 and she preceded him in death in 2010.
Survivors are two sons, Mark Humble of Cameron, Monty Humble of Austin; two stepsons, James (Jim) Delony of Temple, David A. Delony and wife Karen of Cypress; two stepdaughters, Melissa Williams and husband Tommy of Cameron, Laura Horn and husband Kerry of Eagle Lake; and two sisters, Virginia Joosepson of Pasadena, Ruth Hance of Cameron; also, 12 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.