Mr. James Russell Dempsey

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“May God comfort you and your family during this sad time and continue to strengthen you in days to come ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Betty Napier Bacon - Advance, NC

“Dear Dale ( D.D.) and family I was so sorry to hear about Rusty, I pray God will be with you and guide you during this trying time. Stay strong...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Faye Ellar - Henrico, VA - Friend

“To Melissa and the Family, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of sorrow. My late husband, Paul ,Sr. always had great...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Deborah P Mason - Ashland, VA

“To Dale and Family,I am so sorry to hear about Rusty, I can remember back to those days at Henry Clay TV, he always had ways of making you laugh, he...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: John Roberts & Family - Ashland, VA

“Dear Dale, Jamie, Lisa, Sam & Mellisa, We were completely shocked to hear about Rusty passing. Please know that our prayers are with you. If there...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Valerie & Charlie Hall - Ashland, VA

“We first met Rusty and his family when the kids were playing little league and what impressed me the most about him was that he treated everyone the...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Ricky & Tammy King - Beaverdam, VA

“Oh how sad we are, but our and his precious ZZ will be soooooo happy to have His Rusty in Heaven with him! Rusty has been a great friend, more like...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Pat and Barbara Gendron - VA

“I extend my heartfelt sympathy to the Dempsey family. May those precious memories of your dear loved one James be foremost in your hearts and minds...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: MB

“Heartfelt sympathy to family and friends. May Rusty rest in peace. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: EMTLily - Bumpass, VA

“Rusty and I had been friends sense we were kids. I am going to miss him so much. My prayers are with his family. RIP my dear friendM ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Judy Atkins - Beaverdam, VA

“My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you, Dale, Lisa, Sam, Melissa and Jamie. Rusty was quite a character, a real one-of-a-kind guy. It was my...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Brenda Walls - Ashland, VA

“32 years ago I met The Dempsey family. They became MY family. Each one has touched my life in many ways over the years. Dale, I love you, your...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Lynn - Homestead, FL

“My Love, Thoughts & Prayers are with the Dempsey Family. Rusty was a great man & I thought a lot of him. He will be greatly missed. Gone but never...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Melissa Gammon - Ashland, VA

“Dale, Lisa, Sam, Melissa, Jamie, & The Dempsey Family,We were so shocked & saddened to hear of Rusty's passing. Please know that ALL of you are in...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Tim & Lynn Adams - Doswell, VA

“We will miss Rusty and offer our sympathy to his family. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Suzanne and Michael Cook - VA

Dempsey, James Russell (Rusty), 57, of Ashland, VA, died on November 25, 2012. He is survived by his devoted wife of 34 years, Dale; children, Lisa, Sam, Melissa, and Jamie; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild; a sister, Colleen; a brother, Carl; and many other family members, faithful friends, and his pets, Pepper and Oscar. Rusty faithfully served his town of Ashland as a Firefighter for 35 years. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Nelsen Funeral Home, Ashland, VA. A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at First Baptist Church, Ashland with burial in Signal Hill Memorial Park.

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