Ocala - Charles Russell Dempsey passed away at home on February 26, 2013.
Born in Kennett, Missouri, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, attended Arkansas State University, and retired as a Junior High School Math Teacher.
On Monday, October 17, 1955 he married his childhood friend and lift long sweetheart, Eulonda Jean Ford, who preceded him in death.
He is survived by four loving children: son, Russell Dempsey; and daughters, Robin Rogers, Pamela Smith, and Tempa Curry, two granddaughters, Sarah Beth Swain and Bryanna Curry all of Ocala, Fl., two grandsons, Brandon Swain of Washington DC and Joshua Rogers, of Dyersburg, Tn., who also preceded his grandfather in death.
A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church Chapel on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 2:30 pm.

Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Mar. 2 to Mar. 3, 2013