February 8, 1944 – June 12, 2018
Ronald D. Dempsey, 74 of Columbus, Georgia, graduate of Jordan Vocational High School, passed away on June 12, 2018 at Columbus Hospice House.
Family will visit with friends Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM in the St. Elmo Room of Striffler-Hamby, Columbus. A graveside funeral service will follow in Parkhill Cemetery at 11:00 AM with Reverend Dr. Kevin Calhoun officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Columbus Hospice, www.columbushospice.com.
Ronnie Dempsey was the owner of Dempsey’s Furniture Repair. He not only took great pride in his business, but truly relished the friends he made over the years. Ronnie's expertise of refinishing and restoring furniture built his reputation as a master craftsman for over 50 years. R.D. shared his talent of woodworking with his sons-in-law as well, passing along his knowledge. If he was not in his shop working he could be found spending time fishing, cooking what he caught or enjoying a good day at the dragstrip. He was most at ease spending time with his family, playing board games, or just joking around having a good laugh. Ronnie aka (R.D.) will be greatly missed by all who knew and especially loved him.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Leila Monique Dempsey.
He leaves his wife of 54 years, Diane C. Dempsey; his loving daughters: Michele D. Adcock and her husband Sherman and Marquette D. Brewer and her husband, Jason; his loving granddaughter, Madison Brewer.
To share a fond memory or condolences with the Dempsey family please visit www.shcolumbus.com.
- Diane C. Dempsey, Wife
- Michele D. Adcock, Daughter
- Sherman Adcock, Son-in-law
- Marquette D. Brewer, Daughter
- Jason Brewer, Son-in-law
- Madison Brewer, Granddaughter
- Jack Dempsey, Father
- Maude Lee Dempsey, Mother
- Visitation Thursday, June 14, 2018
- Graveside Funeral Service Thursday, June 14, 2018
June 12, 2018
To the family of RD:
Freddie and I will always remember your sweet smile and generous friendship with us. Even though Freddie has gone on before RD, I remember all the things Freddie and I shared with the family. Dianne, you will receive your love for RD through your children and precious grandchild. God will see you through all of this and your memories will be forever. Love you always, Linda Blanton