Obituary: Bobby Ray Dempsey


Bobby Ray Dempsey, 72 of Haleyville, entered into rest on March 27, 2016.

Mr. Dempsey was born on May 15, 1943 in Red Bay, Alabama. Bobby worked many years at Winston Furniture and Marshall Durbin's. He loved spending time with his grandkids and great grandkids. Bobby enjoyed fishing, handling his livestock, collecting knives, swords, and time with his dog "Bullet". He was a special man that never met a stranger and was always willing to help people out in any way he could.

Visitation were held on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville, where services will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 11 a.m. Brother Walt Bennett will officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Ebron Baptist Church Cemetery.

Bobby is survived by his son, Joseph (Krissy) Dempsey; daughters, Tammy (Nathan) Camp, Tabitha (Johnny) Lauderdale, Tina Dempsey; and brother, Jimmy Dempsey. He was "Pawpaw" to 10 grandchildren, Brian (Nicole) Camp, Jackie (Ann) Camp, Adam (Starla) Camp, Jesse Camp, Johnathon Camp, DeAnne (Angel Herrera) Lauderdale, John David Lauderdale, Albert Hamrick, Shelby Dempsey, Edward Dempsey; and 7 great grandchildren, Tia Lauderdale, Braylon Camp, Ethan Howton, Skyler Camp, Bubba Sanchez, Mia Herrera, Talia Herrera.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Tiny Dempsey; son, Tony Dempsey; granddaughter, Jennifer Camp; parents, Charlie and Lessel Dempsey; brother, Jerry Dempsey; and sister, Nona Vickery.