News Death Notice
DEMPSEY, John S. "Jack" 73, of Springfield, went to be with his Lord February 2, 2012. He was born May 29, 1938 in Greensboro, North Carolina, the son of John William and Helen Louise (Higgins) Dempsey. Mr. Dempsey was a member of Emanuel Promise Church, the V. F. W. and he enjoyed fishing. He was a Veteran of the United States Army and was a retired Truck Driver. Survivors include his wife; Martha (McCarty) Dempsey, four children; Victor Pinzino, Oregon, Lisa (David) Patton, Florida, Gina (Paul) Hyde, Nebraska and Michelle Martindale, Springfield, five grandchildren, six great grandchildren, two brothers; Bill (Pam) Dempsey, Georgia and Conny (Jenny) Dempsey, New Jersey, half sister; Jean (Wayne) Wilson, South Carolina and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother; Ralph Dempsey and his parents. Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Monday in the Emanuel Promise Church, 2420 East Home Road, with Mr. Dempsey's brother Bill Dempsey officiating. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the services in the church. Burial will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME.
Published by Springfield News-Sun on Feb. 5, 2012.