Mr. Chester Dempsey
- March 9, 1950 - July 24, 2012
- Brandon, Mississippi
of Chester's Passing
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“Our Prayers are with you. Sending you Love, Light, and blessings.
1 of 19 | Posted by: Sidney and Melanie Hilliard
“I was a classmate and distant cousin of Chester. I remember him as a good, well-behaved student who never made any big waves back then. Looks like he...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Barbara Scott Butler - Louisville, MS
“I am so sorry for your loss. I feel like I know all of your family cause Mandy and I talk all the time. I will keep you all in my prayers.
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3 of 19 | Posted by: Tracy Scarbrough - Starkville, MS
“so sorry for your loss. yall are in my thoughts and prayers!
4 of 19 | Posted by: courtney puckett shaw - MS
“Mona, Just want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you the strenth and peace that you need at this time. Shirley...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Shirley Walker - Pearl, MS
“Mona, We are so terribly sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love, Benny & Terri Acosta
6 of 19 | Posted by: Benny & Terri Acosta & kids - MS
“Sorry to here of your loss.. Praying for you all...
7 of 19 | Posted by: Teresa Tanksley Alford - Florence, MS
“Mrs. Minnie Selma and family, I was so sorry to hear of Chester's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
8 of 19 | Posted by: Pauline Burton Chunn - MS
“Minnie, Mona, April, Raymond and extended family: We are thinking of you and praying for your peace.
9 of 19 | Posted by: Tony Acosta - Winnfield, LA
“Chester and my late husband Wally were best of friends at Wood Jr., I have wonderful, happy memories of Chester.
I will keep all of you in my...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Mary Liebenow - Starkville, MS
“I WAS A CLASSMATE OF CHESTER WHEN I LIVED IN LOUISVILLE. I AM SORRY TO LEARN OF HIS DEATH. I WILL REMEMBER THE FAMILY IN MY PRAYERS.
11 of 19 | Posted by: KAREN PARKS KENNEDY
“May God wrap you in his arms and surround you in his love Judy Goodin
12 of 19 | Posted by: judy - Louisville, MS - friend
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time.
13 of 19 | Posted by: Michelle Scrivener - Maben, MS
“Our thoughs and Prayers go out to you and your family.
14 of 19 | Posted by: Warren & Alice Swindle - brandon, MS
“I love you and have been thinking and praying for you. Love Karon
15 of 19 | Posted by: Karon Fairchild - Columbus, MS
“To all of the family but esp April, I am so sorry for your loss. I am out of town for 2 days but please know I am praying for you and your family....Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Beverly Quinn Jackson - MS
“So sorry for your loss. Praying for you.
17 of 19 | Posted by: Beverly Buzzerd - Louisville, MS
“we were saddened to hear of chester's passing this morning. we pray for all of the family and pray that his soul rests in peace.
18 of 19 | Posted by: henry & joann brandt - louisville, MS
“we are thinking about you. may God give you peace and comfort
19 of 19 | Posted by: robbie and debra sullivan - MS
Mr. Chester Dempsey, 62, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at his residence in Brandon, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday, July 27, 2012, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2012, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Frazier, Jr. and Derek Hall officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Dempsey was born on March 9, 1950. He began his career in transportation at the young age of 18 by driving a cattle truck cross country. Chester's passion for the transportation industry led him to start his own business in the early 1980's; this business grew and in 1983, he incorporated Liberty Transportation. Mr. Dempsey went on to employ over 150 individuals in Winston County. He served on numerous committees involving the economic development of Winston County. He later retired as the CEO and owner of Liberty Transportation, a Shriner and a Mason.
Mr. Dempsey is survived by his wife of 39 years, Mona Goleman Dempsey of Brandon, Mississippi. He is also survived by his daughter, April Herrington and husband, Stevie; and his two sons, Raymond Dempsey, II and Sammy Dempsey, all of Louisville, Mississippi. Also surviving Mr. Dempsey is his mother, Minnie Selma Dempsey; his two sisters, Judy Stovall and Gail Dempsey, as well as his brother, Gerald Ray Dempsey and wife, Vicky, all of Louisville, Mississippi. Chester has six grandchildren: Brodie Aman and husband, Bradley; Sam Dempsey; Luke and Analeigh Dempsey; and Jake and Emmie Herrington. Mr. Dempsey was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Dempsey; his sister, Shirley Dempsey Holmes; and his nephew, Chris Kitchens.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Stovall, Brett Kitchens, Chad Kitchens, Ronnie Vowell, Justin Dempsey, Jarrod Dempsey, Jason Ellingburg, and Michael Huntley. Memorials may be made to the Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital, The Division of Public Affairs, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216. Arrangements are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.