ptember 17, 1935, in Oxford, AL, son of the late Amon and Valiree Bedford Dempsey. He was a minister of the Gospel and had served as pastor of several churches in northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama since 1962. Rev. Dempsey was also a veteran of the United States Navy having served in the Korean Conflict. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lilla Ree Zaner Dempsey; and a brother, Franklin Dempsey.
Rev. Dempsey is survived by his son, William Greg Dempsey; daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Todd Thomas; grandchildren, Callie Denise Thomas and Richard Cole Thomas.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time.