GREENVILLE, Ky (1/15/14) — Donald Moore Dempsey, 80, of Greenville, Kentucky passed away Sunday January 12, 2014. Don was born July 27, 1933 in Greenville to late Marvin and Lucille Moore Dempsey. He graduated from Greenville High School in 1951 and attended Western Kentucky University for one year, because of his father's illness he returned to manage his father's business Greenville Locker Plant. In 1953, he began working for the Post Office as a substitute carrier and became regular in 1956. He married Betty Jane Dunn, a native of Scottsville, Kentucky on May 7, 1955. They were blessed with two wonderful children, Timothy Dunn(Linda) Dempsey of Calhoun, KY was born July 2, 1957 and Karen Elizabeth(Andrew) Moutardier of Philpot, KY was born May 19, 1959. Don has six grandchildren Allison Dempsey, Hope Dempsey (Chase) Kilroy, Heath (Jessica) Dame, Chloe Dempsey, Rachel (Robert) Newnam and Vic Olazabal and 2 great-grandchildren Audrielle Dame and Wyatt Newnam and sister Jane (Paul) Stutts of Aiken, SC. Don and Betty became members of the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville in 1961 where they were both active members. Don served as Deacon, Elder, and Trustee for many years. Don continuously served his community in many capacities. He was a member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, President of the Owensboro District Letter Carriers and President of the Rural letter Carriers District in Bowling Green. He served as President of the National Association of Federal Employees and served on the Draft Board the last few years of its existence. After retiring from the U.S. Postal Service in 1983 he worked at Old National Bank.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Steve Dempsey and Fred Dempsey.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday morning January 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. from First Presbyterian Church Greenville, KY by Dr. Tim Davis with burial to follow in Evergreen Cemetery Greenville, KY. Visitation will be Thursday afternoon January 16, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Gary’s Funeral Home Greenville, KY and after 10:00 a.m. Friday at the Church until Funeral time.
Donations can be made to the American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231 envelopes available at Funeral Home. Online condolences to the family can be made at www.garysfuneralhome.net.
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