Funeral service for Mr. Thomas J. Dempsey, age 72, of Fayetteville, will be conducted Monday at 2:00 pm at Howell Hill Baptist Church with Bro. John Hinson officiating. Burial will follow in New Grove Cemetery. Mr. Dempsey passed away Friday afternoon in St. Thomas Hospital.
Mr. Dempsey was a native of Lincoln County, the son of the late F.E. and Eleanor Jordon Dempsey. He was retired from the National Guard and a member of the Howell Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife Gail Dempsey of Fayetteville, children Joseph (Shavone) Goodman of Fayetteville, Suzy (Kenny) Givens of Florence, AL, Buffy (Pete Rollins) Winn of Fayetteville, Cindy (Marty) Mathis of Dellrose, daughter-in-law Rita Jobe of Petersburg, brothers James Douglas (Carolyn) Dempsey of Petersburg, Larry David (Joan) Dempsey of Vanntown, Steve (Dolly) Dempsey of Lynchburg, Paul (Debbie) Dempsey, Johnny Dempsey, Mark (Paula) Dempsey all of Fayetteville, 16 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and his beloved dogs Little Bit and Little One. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Jeff Dempsey, sister Effie Jean Dempsey and nephew Timmie Dempsey.
Visitation with the family will be Sunday evening from 3 until 8 pm at Howell Hill Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials me mailed to Rita Jobe, 39 N. Fishing Ford Rd., Petersburg, TN 37144
Higgins Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Rita, Allison, and Jay: My deepest sympathies for your loss. John Sanders
Thomas or “St. Thomas” as we called him will be missed, a good man and a true friend. He was always willing to help someone out and go the extra mile to see everyone was taken care. He always had a good story or joke to tell us, always smiling and a canned Pepsi cola in hand while at the races with his life long friend Mr. Tony Patterson. St. Thomas ole buddy we gonna miss ya but we know we have a guardian angel watching over us now.
To Thomas’s family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time, may the Lord comfort you all from the pain of the loss of Thomas.
With God’s Love & our sincere Condolences,
Josh, Jere Cecil and Jackie Plant
So sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers goes out to his sweet family.
With all my love and sincere sympathy to Bro. Thomas family. He was such a pleasure to be with and I can hear him saying now Love Ya Sister Marcel. I love you Bro. Thomas. Will see you again one day soon and Stroll Over Heaven With You.
Sister Estell is rolling her hair for sunday church Bro. Thomas
Gail, and family sorry to hear about Thomas. You all are in my prayers.
Gail, David, Paul, and family,
There are no words to take away the pain of losing someone you love…someone who has been a part of your life for so long. But, there is faith that he is in the arms of the Lord. There is also belief that his life had meaning and that his influence will continue for as long as his loved ones live. There is hope that you will all be together one day in Heaven. May God’s richest blessings comfort you at this sad time.