Theotis (Ted) Humphrey passed away in his sleep at his home on Cat Island, SC on Saturday, January 9, 2016. \n\nTed was born to the late William and Lavie Humphrey in Chiefland, FL on September 20, 1932. He was the eldest of four children born to this union; one sister Mavis Hawkins, and brother Jerry Humphrey both preceded him in death. He attended school in FL. After which he moved to Boston, MA to continue his education.\n\nDuring this time he met and married the late Janet White of Boston. To this union were born three children; Theotis Jr., Lorraine and Maria.\n\nTed attended Salem College, and graduated with a degree in accounting. After graduating, he began a successful career in accounting with several firms in Boston, MA, and retired after many years from IBM, New York.\n\nHe met and married Claudette McKethan, in New Rochelle, NY. Upon retiring from IBM, they relocated to Beaufort, SC, where they both were very active in community activities. Ted gave generously of his time in support of several organizations; as treasurer of Northern Beaufort Democratic Club; the Real Deal Investment Club; member of the Advisory Board of the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce; advocate of the Arts, longtime member of the Beaufort Arts Council; Friends of Penn Center, and also tutored children in the Beaufort Reading Program. In addition, Ted's favorite thing to do was fishing with friends and traveling the world.\n\nHe leaves to cherish his memories, a devoted wife, Claudette; a blended family of seven adult children; Theotis Humphrey, Jr., and Lorraine Humphrey of Washington, DC, Maria Humphrey of San Francisco, CA, Camille Wimbley, Shreveport, LA; Anthony Clay, Los Angeles, CA, Conrad McKethan, Portland, OR. A loving sister, Marie Pined of Boston, and two grandsons; Anthony Clay Jr., of Los Angeles, CA, and Alexander Jones of San Francisco, CA.\n\nIn lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Arts Council of Beaufort County, 2127 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC 29902.\n\nThere will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2 PM in the Carl Anderson Memorial Chapel.