Henry Ford Umphress


Henry Ford Umphress, 59, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013.

A memorial service was held Monday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with Chaplain William Carlson officiating. Visitation was held beforehand.

Graveside services and interment of his cremains will take place at a later date.

Umphress was born Aug. 29, 1954, in Kilgore, the son of Neal Umphress and Dorothy Ford Umphress. He married Shawn Mangum on Nov. 21, 1997, in Fredericksburg and she survives.

In addition to his wife, Umphress is survived by two daughters and four sons, including Kendra Lee Bryan, of Fredericksburg; Megan Svataek and her husband, Mark, Florida; Quinton Neal Umphress, Garrett George Umphress and Robert Maya, all of California.

Survivors also include six grandchildren.

Umphress is also survived by three sisters, two brothers and spouses, including Bob and Glo Umphress, of Fort Worth; John and Bridgid Umphress, Austin; Maxine and Wayne Zakrewski, Aubrey; Mary Umphress, Arizona, and Vinnie Dungan, Haskell.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Bickford Umphress.

Memorials may be made to Hill Country Memorial Hospice or to the charity of choice.

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