William Walker Humphries

October 2, 2021

William Walker Humphries, 25, of Charlotte NC, died unexpectedly on October 2, 2021. He was born October 8, 1995 in Hong Kong, the son of Walker and Jane Humphries. William graduated from the Woodberry Forest School in 2015 and from the University of Alabama in 2019, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He was a second-year law student at Faulkner University School of Law.

William is survived by his parents, Walker and Jane; his brother, Turner, and his sister, Taylor. He also leaves his maternal grandmother, Hazel Hanlon of Tampa, FL; his paternal grandparents, Cary and Margot Humphries of Edina, MN; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Christ Church, 1412 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter, 3140 35th Street, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC; 28204 (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.

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  • Ravi Jangid

    So sorry for your loss Walker , We pray for William and may god give you strength & Peace in such a difficult time.

  • Robin and Steven Magnani

    So terribly sorry for your loss. Many prayers coming to you from the Magnani family. While we did not know Will personally, we share the pain of losing a son from the Woodberry Forest class of 2015. May God continue to lift you up and grant you peace in this time of sorrow.

  • Robert Bryan

    I am so sorry Jane!
    My thoughts are with you.

  • Claire Parsons

    Will, today is your birthday and so many are holding you closer than ever right now. I still can't believe its been 20 years of friendship between the two of us, Cooper Parsons, and Jack Hanks. There were so many first with you. First bus ride to my new school when we were kids, my first homecoming date when you went to Woodbury, and so many more. Your laughter, hilarious nature, and massive heart is what continually inspires all of us. I am so sorry I can't be there to celebrate your incredible self tomorrow and hug your family, but you know we are all rooting for you, no matter how far away. Happy Birthday WWH. My love goes out to you Jane, Walker, Taylor, and Turner.

  • Peter Simmons

    So sorry to hear about your loss—my sympathies.

    Peter Simmons
    (A friend of Tom Hanlon’s—Tampa Bay)

  • Waldemar Kohl

    Walker - I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for your family during this unimaginablly painful time.

  • Peter Lonergan

    During our Woodberry years I considered Will to be a good buddy of mine. He was a really funny and great guy to know. My condolences to his family and fellow friends. Rest In Peace, Will.

  • Matthew Keating

    Kimber and I are so very sorry to hear of William’s passing. I always enjoyed his positive attitude and his good humor in class and on campus. Prayers for strength and courage for all of his friends and family.