Pattizo Martin Humphries, 85, died on Friday, November 6, 2020 after a brief illness.
She was born December 10, 1934 to Nola Agnes Stroud Martin and Theodore Wiley Martin near Wills Point, Texas. She graduated from Edgewood High School as valedictorian in 1952 and received her degree in business from the University of North Texas in 1955. She married William Henry Humphries II in 1953 and after he served in the U.S. Air Force for three years, they returned to Edgewood where they owned and operated Citizen’s Lumber Company for many years.
As an active member of Cheatham Memorial Methodist Church, Pattizo served in many leadership roles. She was a past president of the Edgewood School Board, a member of the Van Zandt County Historical Commission, as well as the Daughters of the American Revolution Neches Chapter, and received the Van Zandt County Distinguished Community Service Award forher outstanding contributions. As a charter member of the Edgewood Historical Society, she was instrumental in the creation and development of Edgewood Heritage Park, the Annual Edgewood Fall Festival, and the local Senior Citizens Center.
Pattizo took great pleasure in restoring the historical 1890s Humphries home which she operated as a successful bed and breakfast for many years. Her devotion and dedication to the betterment of Edgewood inspired many to become involved in civic activities. She loved to cook, garden, collect antiques, and participated in many activities involving her community. Above all, Pattizo was a devoted mother who loved her children and grandchildren, spending as much time with them as possible.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 48 years, William Henry Humphries II, husband, David Carroll Musslewhite, and grandson, Dustin Luke Humphries.
Surviving family members are: her daughter, LuCinda Humphries Oakley, husband Stephen Kyle Oakley, son William Henry (Hal) Humphries III, and wife Carla, grandchildren, Lauren Elizabeth Oakley and John Matthew Oakley, as well as many relatives and dear friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Edgewood Heritage Park or Cheatham Memorial Methodist Church.