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Eric Humston

Eric Humston, 74, formerly of Lucasville, OH, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2024 at Adena Regional Medical Center Hospice. Eric was born June 5, 1949, in Akron OH, a son of the late Fred Paul and Catherine Joy Humston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Carl Humston.

When Eric was four years old the family moved to Lucasville which became and remains his hometown. He was a proud graduate of the Valley High School Class of 1967 serving as Class President and co-valedictorian. He received a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree from Muskingum College in 1971. Eric excelled in both academics and athletics, receiving honors in both areas and was drafted by the San Diego Chargers of the NFL. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve 1001st Field Service Company, from 1971-1977. He completed a Master’s Degree in school counseling from Ohio University in 1977, and an Educational Specialist Degree in school administration from Ohio University in 2000.

Eric worked as a teacher, coach, counselor, and administrator in a number of school districts in Southeast and Southern Ohio including his alma mater where he is a member of the Valley Board of Education Hall of Fame. He concluded his 43 years in public education as Director of the State Support Team Region 15 providing assistance to school districts in the areas of early childhood, special education, and school accountability and improvement.

He is survived by his sisters Cathie Martin of Lucasville, Ellen Devins of Minford; his children Kariah Humston and Trevin Humston both of Clarktown; several nieces and nephews; and special friends Layla McCleese and Dacota Wetmore of West Portsmouth.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 27, 2024 at the Bristol Village Glenn Center, 625 East 5th Street, Waverly OH 45690.

Visitation will be held from 12:00PM (Noon) -1:00PM.

Services will immediately follow at 1:00PM.

Please visit www.fcdaehlermortuary.com to leave a special memory of Eric or condolences for his family.

 

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