Samuel George Humble, 80, of Luzerne, passed away Friday, March 2, 2018, at Belle Plaine Specialty Care following a sudden illness. A celebration of life will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Knights of Columbus No. 909, 1620 E Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids.
Sam was born Sept. 6, 1937, to George and Leona Besler Humble in Iowa County, Iowa. He was united in marriage to Janet Clark on Aug. 4, 1957, in Cedar Rapids. Sam was known to many for his passion for boxing, winning three Golden Gloves Open Division titles for Cedar Rapids in the flyweight and bantamweight classes from 1955 to 1957. Through 1960 to the 1990s, Sam coached boxing in Cedar Rapids and refereed boxing matches throughout the United States. As an industrial painter, Sam worked for Link Belt Speeder/FMC and retired from Rockwell Collins Goss while farming in Benton County, where he lived.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Janet; his children, Wendy (Jim) Sherrill of Van Horne, Karen (Jim) Kamp of Flower Mound, Texas, Samuel (Lana) Humble of Circle Pines, Minn., and Mary (Tom) Spore of Cedar Rapids; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; sisters, Minnie (Tom) Holland, Faye Remington, Gloria Fowler and Beverly Leinart; and brother, George Humble.
Sam was preceded in death by his parents; as well as two sisters, Betty Dietz and Carolle Moneypenny; brother, Gary Humble; one granddaughter, Angela Sherrill; and great-granddaughter, Grace Benfer.