Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home

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Garland "Jack" Dempsey Jr.

August 22, 1931July 25, 2019

Garland “Jack” Dempsey, Jr., 87, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019.

Jack was born in Guilford County, NC; son of the late Garland and Edna Dempsey. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Jack was a member of American Legion Post 53 and lifelong member of VFW. He was also a member of Reavis Memorial Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Dempsey was preceded in death by his great-great grandchild, Levi Emanuel Degner. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ruby C. Dempsey; daughter, Linda Byerly and husband, Carl of Thomasville; son Dr. Gary L. Dempsey and wife Dana of Hickory; grandchildren, Michelle Owens and husband, Woody, CJ Byerly and wife, Amy; great grandchildren, Christen Degner and husband, Nick, Kayla Butler, Brandon Wilson, Jared Owens, Lauran Chappell, EJ Owens, Kenton Owens and great-great grandchild, Elijah Lee Degner.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Jack’s memory to Disabled Veterans National Foundation, 4601 Forbes Blvd., Suite #130, Lanham, MD 20706.

Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel is assisting the Dempsey family. Online condolences may be shared at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com.


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Garland "Jack" Dempsey Jr.

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Debbie Lynch

July 31, 2019

Ruby and family I am so sorry for your loss. Jack and my father, Harvey Lynch were such good friends. I remember Jack ( known in our house as Dempsey) being around our house as I grew up. He was such a great guy. I know he will be missed by many. I will keep you and your family in my prayers as you go through this difficult time.

Shawn (Simpson) Braswell

July 28, 2019

On behalf of the Homer N. Simpson family, I just want to let you know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. There are many fond memories of our time as your next door neighbor.
My mom shared a story about me being under 3 years old and going into convulsions one evening, Jack was awakened to help and immediately went into "police mode" until EMS got to the house.
Love and Prayers,
Shawn (Simpson) Braswell