DEMPSEY, James Russell "Rusty," 57, of Ashland, Va., died on November 25, 2012. He is survived by his devoted wife of 34 years, Dale; children, Lisa, Sam, Melissa and Jamie; a sister, Colleen; a brother, Carl; his pets, Pepper and Oscar; eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild and many other family members and faithful friends. Rusty faithfully served his town of Ashland as a Firefighter for 35 years. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Nelsen Funeral Home, Ashland, Va. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at First Baptist Church, Ashland, with burial in Signal Hill Memorial Park.
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.