Jack Rumbley Dempsey
July 16, 1933 ~ December 18, 2019
Born in: Elizabethton, Tennessee
Resided in: Johnson City, Tennessee
Jack Rumbley Dempsey, 86, of Johnson City, passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at Franklin Woods Community Hospital.
Mr. Dempsey was born in Elizabethton, a son of the late William “Bill” and Viola Rumbley Dempsey.
Mr. Dempsey graduated from Mary Hughes High School in 1953, before going on to serve in the National Guard and the U. S. Army. Afterward he worked and retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad with 43 years of service.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Piney Flats for over 50 years. Mr. Dempsey was also a member of East Unaka Christian Church, servicing as assistant Sunday School superintendent, president of win a couples class, deacon, and elder. He enjoyed camping, NASCAR, and model railroading.
Mr. Dempsey is preceded in death by: one sister, Berniece Tipton; and two brothers, Guy Dempsey and Verlin Dempsey.
Those left to cherish his memory include: his loving and devoted wife of 64 years, Faye Elizabeth Dempsey; daughter, Debra Mae Chandler and her husband Doctor Paul Chandler, of Florence, SC; two grandchildren, Joshua Paul Chandler and his wife Maryse, and Ashley Elizabeth Marsh and her husband Jesse; three great grandchildren, Jack Gaylon Chandler, Cora Diane Chandler, and Abigail Elizabeth Marsh; one brother, Bob Dempsey and his wife Debbie of Nashville; as well as several nieces and nephews.
The family of Jack Dempsey will receive friends on Saturday, December 21 , 2019, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Morris-Baker Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 6:00 PM, officiated by Doctor Wayne Emory, with a Masonic Service conducted by the M. M. Martin Lodge #547 of Piney Flats. A committal service will be held the following day on Sunday, December 22, 2019, at 3:00 PM at Monte Vista Memorial Park. Friends and family are asked to gather at the graveside by 2:50 PM.