John D. Dempsey
Seawright Funeral Home
26 E. Main Street
Inman, SC
John D. Dempsey
CAMPOBELLO, SC-- John Dean Dempsey, 70, of 65 Melvin Hill Road, Campobello, passed away Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 at his residence after a long and heroic battle with leukemia. Born January 20, 1948 and a native of the Holly Springs Community, he was a son of the late Daniel Dean Dempsey and Marie Burnett Dempsey. He was the husband of Kay Wilson Dempsey. He was retired from FedEx Freight, a member of Jackson Memorial Baptist Church, and a member of New Prospect Masonic Lodge # 143.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Mark Dempsey and wife, DeAnna of Moore; three brothers, Don Dempsey (Jeanette) and Dennis Dempsey (Sue) of Taylors, Marion Dempsey (Lou) of Inman; two sisters, Betty Bayne of Greer, Latricia Murray (Steiner) of Lyman; and two granddaughters, Brittany and Kayla Dempsy of Moore. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Wayne Dempsey and maternal grandparents, W. L. and Estelle Burnette.
The family is at the home and will receive friends Friday 11:00 - 12:30 at Seawright Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at Seawright Funeral Chapel at 12:30 PM on Friday, September 6th, 2013 conducted by Rev. Joe Dempsey. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Inman. The family would like to especially thank Sharmila Mehta, MD, Heather Hinds, PA, Vicki Newman, RN, and all of the nurses and staff of the Inpatient Oncology Unit and Infusion Center of Gibbs Cancer Center. Memorials may be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, PO Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.
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Published by Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Sep. 5 to Sep. 7, 2013.
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Coach Dempsey, I am sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Devon Holder
September 10, 2013
Mark and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed talking with John when he came in the Flounder. He was such a nice person. You will be in our prayers.
Ken and Pam Toney
September 9, 2013
I was so sorry to hear about John, my prayers are with you and your family.
Linda Blanchard
September 7, 2013
Kay, Mark, and Family
WOW I have some GREAT memories! You all have been a special part of my life. Mark remember when we were young and the trick or treating with our dads. I will never forget John Dean. GOD is faithful and he will see you through. I love yall Tim Stacy & Family
September 7, 2013
Mark, it is so hard to lose Dad. He was a great man who loved his family dearly. We pray that the feeling of loss and sadness will be replaced by a feeling of joy that he is no longer in pain and in the arms of the Master. I know you were a direct product of your Dad in so many ways, especially in the way you both have treated others. Be strong my friend.
David Sanders
September 6, 2013
Coach, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
-Brandy Knighton Strickland
WHS Class of 1998
Brandy Strickland
September 6, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers.
Mary Simmons Dobbing,
WHS class of 98
Mary Dobbing
September 6, 2013
Coach Dempsey,
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. Your family will be in my prayers.
Christy Myers Smith Woodruff High School class of 1998
Christy Smith
September 5, 2013
Coach Dempsey,
We will be praying for you. Nicole Thompson Morman Woodruff High class of 1998
Nicole Morman
September 5, 2013
Mark and Kay; my sympathy go out to you and your family. My prayers are with you. WILLIE EARL BROWN AND FAMILY
September 5, 2013
Kay, so sorry to hear about John. Will be thinking of you and praying for God's blessings on you and Mark.
Jim McAbee
September 5, 2013
Mark, Just wanted you to know we are praying for you alland thinking of you guys. Talk with you soon,Coach Adkins WOodruff High School
September 5, 2013
I pray for you all and am sorry for your loss.
Mike Martin
September 5, 2013
Kaye and Mark, so sorry for your loss. Our family fondly remember all of you in years past. We will be praying for you all.
Terry Family
September 5, 2013
Dear Mark & Family:

So sorry for your loss and remembering all of you in prayer.
Renee & Dean Hammett
September 5, 2013
Kay and Mark and family
I'm sending much love and prayers your way. I have very found memories of a very special family. Love always Susan Stacy Belcher
Susan Belcher
September 5, 2013
Dear Mark and Family:
Please know that we will be praying for you and your entire family. We are so sorry for your loss. Love in Christ, Bill "Tiny" and Sharon Bateman and Family
September 5, 2013
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