July 25, 1939 - August 28, 2021
Bobby L. Dempsey, 82, of Bowling Green, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 28, 2021 surrounded by his family listening to bluegrass music by Darrell Turnbull playing softly in the background. A Graveside Service for Bobby will be held at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Jim Miller officiating. Bobby was born July 25, 1939 in Bowling Green, Missouri to William Lee and Jewel Darlene Vannoy Dempsey. He was united in marriage to Mary Lou Preston on April 7, 1962. She survives. Bobby is also survived by sons Robert (Diane) Dempsey of Curryville and Randy (Melissa) Dempsey of Bowling Green; daughter, Donna (Bill) Prior of Bowling Green; grandchildren: Tyler (Jessie) Dempsey, Lauren Dempsey, Daylan (Rebecca) Dempsey, Matt (Kayla) Dempsey, and Josh (Jordan) Branstetter; great-grandchildren: Tinley, Ella, Beau, Makinley, Evie, Nora, Alison, and Hadley; and brother, Leon (Marianne) Dempsey of Vandalia; along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bill Dempsey; sister, Rose (Howard) Kizer, sister, Mary (Milford) Henderson, and sister, Charlene (Ken) Nappier. Bobby lived in Bowling Green his entire life. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Over the years, Bobby was employed with the Pike County Highway Department and Dundee Cement; but he spent most of his time farming. Bobby was a member of the Pike County Pork Producers, Pike County Farm Bureau, the 4-H Extension Council, Boncl School Board, NRCS Board, USDA Board, and the Pike County Junior Leaders. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and also a member of the Gideons Organization. One of Bobby’s favorite pastimes was visiting the Eastern Missouri Livestock Barn and Abel’s in Louisiana to visit with his friends. He loved spending time playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed puttering around the farm with his tractor and taking the boys soda and cookies or cakes around to the fields they were working in. Pallbearers will be Ed Henderson, Darrell Henderson, Derek Nappier, Melvin Lee Dempsey, Jason Simpson, and Eddie Linear. Honorary pallbearers will be Raymond Payne, Dale Shy, Jimmy Bowen, Randy Simonitch, Donnie Stewart, and David Rogers. Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Cemetery.
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