Jahn Eric Humphreys





Jahn Eric Humphreys 63 years old of San Leon, Texas passed away August 23, 2021. He was born in Borger, Texas on January 28, 1958 to John Eckford Humphreys and Dwalia Norma Jean Rowe Humphreys.

He was a well-known and respected attorney for over 30 years. Later in his career, his passion became mediation and being a child advocate. He was one of the founders of the Bay Area Turning Point for battered women. He enjoyed being Santa for Galveston County Adoption Day each year bringing joy to the children and their new families as well as making surprise visits in various places.

He was extremely proud of his Indian heritage and being “Potawatomi”, His Indian name was “Hand of Bear”.  His favorite pastime was riding his motorcycle, he always said, “An Indian on an Indian” He loved old westerns, action-packed movies, comedy and loved being a comedian himself.

Jahn had a big personality, an opinion and really did not care what anyone else thought about him. He had the Kindest Heart and was a man of “Honor”.

He was preceded in death by his parents John and Dwalia Humphreys.

He is survived by his loving girlfriend and soulmate Tina Cook, Sons Jeremy Humphreys and granddaughter Carys Jane “Kai”, Gelacio Torres and wife Mercy, grandson Elises and granddaughter Emily Natly. Brother Don Mark Humphreys Sr. and his wife Caroline, Sister Laura Humphreys Badonski and husband Miroslav. As well as many nieces and nephews. Jahn had many friends which were his extended family which he considered his brothers and sisters. Jahn never met a stranger.

Visitation will be held on September 2, 2021 from 5-8 and memorial service will begin at 7 pm at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas. Private funeral services will be held for family on September 4, 2021 per Jahn’s request.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Galveston County Child Adoption Day Foundation P.O Box 3203 Galveston, Tx 77552 or The Bay Area Turning Point 210 S Walnut St. Webster, Tx 77598


  1. Rest in Peace Jahn. You are gone far too early. I enjoyed our times as office mates.

    David J Salinsky
  2. My deepest sympathy to the family. One of the best mediators I’ve known.

  3. My dear old friend Eric, how sad I am to hear of your passing.I have so many fond memories of you from our years at Hillcrest. You were truly one of my best friends. I am so happy you had such a wonderful life and family. I am not surprised to see how kind you were and how many lives you touched.
    My love and sympathy to all of his family, especially my dear friend Mark.

    Love, Terri Middlebrooks Garth

    Terri M Garth
  4. Jahn, we will never forget your larger than life character but more importantly, your huge heart! You were the best Santa Claus ever for our Galveston County National Adoption Day children. You will be missed, my friend. My sincere condolences to the family.

    Christine Mangle
  5. RIP my friend from years ago when we were kids. We all loved motorcycles and hanging at your house in Dallas. Great times back in great days !

    Jimmy Hays
  6. God Bless you and your family

    Larry Tylka
  7. So sorry to hear about the passing of Jahn!! He was such a loving kind soul!! He will be missed!!!

    Virginia Ann Carrell
  8. How very sad to hear of Jahn’s passing. He was a good, dear friend of many years. He was always, always ready and willing to help, especially when it came to kids at risk. How sad he passed so young. I thank God that our paths crossed when I worked at Kemah PD. God bless you all in this time of grief. Just know he will never be forgotten and God is surely telling him what a good job he did. Prayers for peace.
    Julie Freeman

    Julie Freeman
  9. Jahn-my amazing friend, I know you are in a better place and I look forward to seeing you again when I get there. You were a friend, mentor, esteemed colleague and the first Santa Clause Conor ever met. He loved you from that day on and you never disappointed. Craig and I will miss you so very much being stuck on this crazy planet without your infectious joy and laughter!

    Juliann Karenko
  10. I have fond memories of growing up riding dirt bikes with Eric as kids. He was a wild man on that old Hodaka back in the day! I think back to those days and smile, he was such a great guy. Rest In Peace my friend

    Gary Hays
  11. Jahn was a colleague who I was proud to call a friend. I will miss him at our various luncheons and seeing him at court or in mediation; he was always good for a fun story or anecdote. He will certainly be missed.

    Sam Veenstra
  12. So sad to hear about Eric.What GREAT memories I have of us back in the old neighborhood days and early adulthood from cruising in your 1968 454 Camaro 4 speed to motorcycle riding and everything thing else we saw as a challenge.My thoughts and prayers are with your family.I’ll see you on the other side my friend.

    Dan Rogers
  13. Jahn, so sorry to hear that you have passed away. You will be so missed by all. You were such a joy to be around. Always will remember the antics that you and Rob were involved in. Those were the years in Bacliff and San Leon. Fly high my friend , see you on the other side 💔prayers for your son Jeremy and grandchildren and your siblings during this time of sorrow 🙏🏻

    Rob and Cheryl Wheeler
  14. Jahn, you will be so missed by everyone that knew you 💔love you, see you on the other side my friend. Our condolences to Jeremy Humphreys, grandchildren and siblings.

    Rob and Cheryl Wheeler

    Rob and Cheryl Wheeler
  15. Rest in peace M’ko nesh (Hand of bear), you were named for being a protector of the people as the bear is in the Potawatomi culture as you performed all of the services you provided in your lifetime.
    I was honored to have known you as a fellow native American and that you sought to someday represent our nation officially.
    It is with sadness that I say “bama pi” or later, as we never say good bye. Until we meet again I may ask your spirit to help others in the future. I know that you will be there.
    Bob Whistler/ Bmashi

    Bob Whistler
  16. Jahn:

    I just learned. Very sorry it was too late to attend your service. It is great to hear about all your “non-lawyer” experiences. It was great walking with you when our paths crossed professionally. You are a fine man and excellent lawyer.


    Robert D. Clements, Jr.
  17. Rest in peace Jahn I was calling on you to retain your services again but I am beside myself to hear of your passing and our condolences and prayers go out to your family I’m sorry to have learned of your passing to late to attend your services, just like to say thank you for being the rock I needed when I had no where else to turn you helped me save my daughter and I will be forever in your debt, be free Hand of Bear ride with the spirits, we will miss you.

    Danny & Britteny Miller

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