Mr.  Joseph  Jay Humphrey
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  • Up By Their Bootstraps
    14225 W. Baseline Rd
    Goodyear , AZ 85338

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Joseph Thomas Humphrey (Jay) an entrepreneur and resident of Goodyear, Arizona. An Arizona resident for the past 48 years passed away unexpectedly on January 28th 2021 at the age of 75 years young.

Jay is survived by his loving wife Frances Lorraine Bryant-Humphrey, His son Doy (Carmen), and his granddaughter Frances (Andrew Burt). His great grandson Talon, his great granddaughter Kallie Shay. He in predeceased by his mother Annabelle Christopher Humphrey, father Joseph Thomas Humphrey (Joe B), grandson Joseph Thomas Humphrey and siblings Troy, Roy Lee, Doy R, Billy Don, Sue, Betty, and Shirley.

Jay was born in Maryville Tennessee on June 27th 1945 to Annabelle Christopher Humphrey and Joseph Thomas Humphrey (Joe B). He met Frances Bryant-Humphrey in Clarksville Tennessee in 1963. They fell in love and were married on April 19th 1963, and were blessed with a beautiful baby boy on November 15, 1963. On July 13 1982 he welcomed his grandson into the world. On March 16 1986 he was blessed with his granddaughter. Jays family was the most important thing in his life. Jay's grandchildren were his life, and he always referred to them as "they are my world."

Jay was a devoted husband and a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. He prided himself on his hard work ethics and succeeded in his endeavors despite being severely dyslexic and only achieving a fourth-grade education. He was self-taught and never gave up on anything. Jay wasn't a quitter. He was a faithful child of God, known to say "I'm in the F.O.G."("Favor of God"!). Jay was an incredibly selfless man who was devoted to helping others. His entrepreneurial spirit led him into multiple business ventures. Ultimately these paved the way for his communication company Fiber Force, and consulting company J and F consulting & Out of The Box Solutions. As a spiritual man he spent numerous hours volunteering with Valley Cathedral and Dream Center. Jay was raised in North Carolina near Fort Bragg, where his love and appreciation for military personnel began. This love and appreciation grew and was the motivational spirit behind his starting in 2013 a non-profit he named, "Up By Their Bootstraps". His charity helped deployed and recently returned veterans and their families to get on their feet by providing such services reliable transportation, job assistance, home repair, housing, vehicle repair, and food assistance. He touched thousands of lives in the past 75 years. Jay's "larger than life" personality and incredible caring spirit are unforgettable. He will be severely missed by all.

A celebration of life will be held on February 20, 2021 for all family and friends. Masks and social distancing will be required. It will be at 14225 West Baseline Road, Goodyear, Arizona. For more information, please contact Frances M. Humphrey at

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to his charity at; or his gofund me at