Henry "Hank" C. Umphlett, JR.
June 28, 1956 - March 19, 2022
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Henry C. Umphlett, Jr. (Hank) passed away peacefully at home on Saturday March 19, 2022. Hank worked at Norfolk Naval Shipyard and spent many years traveling with the Tiger Team.  He made lifelong friends on those journeys. Since retiring Hank enjoyed wood working at home.  He fulfilled his lifelong dream when he hand built a strip canoe.…

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Allen Ramey left a message on March 28, 2022:
I was stunned to hear of Hank's passing. What a wonderful human being. I first met Hank working on submarines early in our careers. He along with other friends, Carlton Page, Glenn Moring, Rick Shaw, CC Smith would go to festivals and such and had great times together. Even though our careers took different paths we would run into one another from time-to-time and reminisce. He never changed, positive outlook and a magnetic personality that everyone loved. Brother, you left us too early...rest in peace.
Bryan Holberton left a message on March 28, 2022:
Sorry to hear of Hank's passing. I had the privilege of working with Hank in Italy and France for 5 years. We drove to work together, checked in with each other during the work day, and left work together to discuss goals for the next day. He taught everyone so much about ship repair, and I was amazed with how much could be accomplished each day under his passionate leadership. He was well respected within the Navy and among the great men and women of the NNSY Tiger Team. I am so fortunate for the opportunity to serve with Hank. He was a true friend and mentor.
Danny and VA Murphy left a message on March 27, 2022:
So sorry to hear of Hank's passing. Heartfelt wishes and healing thoughts are being sent your way to comfort you during this difficult time.
Jimmie Gray left a message on March 27, 2022:
Sorry for your loss .I enjoyed working with Hank on the TigerTeam .
Keith Thomson left a message on March 25, 2022:
Deepest condolences from Keith and family. Gaeta,Italy Always in our hearts.
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CC Smith left a message on March 24, 2022:
So sorry to hear about my fellow shipyard mate, country-honk buddy and old friend Hank. Many years ago while working along side of Hank, he was always specific and particular about his “piping” installation to be accomplished before any other work. Me, being an electrician; obviously didn’t agree with Hank. This taught us to agree to disagree and built a nice friendly relationship. Then I found out Hank liked country music and bluegrass. We really bonded then. I have many fond memories of “honky-tonking” with Hank. One fun time was at Country Comfort in Va Beach. A nice evening of country rock music was interrupted by a fight. All of a sudden out of nowhere here comes mister nice guy Hank jumping in the middle and breaking up the craziness. It was really neat and at the same time very funny. Hank was not a fighter. He was always the same person to me as he was straightforward, honest and true. My sympathies go to Vicki and his son Cody, whom I’ve never meant but Cody please know your Dad was a very kind person and a true friend.
Sam Whitmore left a message on March 24, 2022:
Dear Vicki and Cody, I am so sorry to hear of Hank's passing. I met Hank when I was working with the Tiger Team on the 6th Fleet Flag ship (USS LaSalle) over in Italy the last 10 years before I retired. I have fond memories of those times in Italy and the fine work that Hank's men accomplish on the ship. But the best memories I have of Hank was our friendship after work when we would most always go by. Vic's for a beer and
Lonnie and Cindy Crouse left a message on March 24, 2022:
Hankie, as we called him, was a wonderful and generous brother in law, but most important, a great friend. He was always up for anything when we were visiting and we always has so much fun. We will surely miss him, but we know we will all be together soon. Until then, RIP Hankie. God will be watching over our sister and nephew for you.
Renee left a message on March 24, 2022:
Couldn’t have hand-picked better neighbors and friends. Hank was a sweet and gentle soul. We’re gonna miss you. You know we’ll always have your beautiful bride’s back, as well as your sweet son’s. Rest peacefully in God’s arms 😘
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