Charles Eugene “Gene” Dempsey Sr., age 78, of Jackson, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at his residence. He was born in Jackson County, Ohio on June 6, 1940 to the late Franklin Edgar Dempsey and Ruth Helen (Harper) Dempsey.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Donald and Robert Dempsey and his sister, Helen M. Dempsey.
Charles was a resident of Jackson all of his life and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed watching Christmas programs on the Hallmark Channel from July up through the Christmas season.
Charles is survived by his wife, Connie (Crabtree) Dempsey; his sons: Charles E. (Edna) Dempsey Jr., Timothy A. (Kay) Dempsey and Jerry L. (Patti) Dempsey; his daughters, Helen M. (Ray) McKinster and Christina E. (Wayne) Smith; his brother, Richard “Butch” Dempsey; 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home on Friday, August 31st at 5:00 p.m. with Pastor Steve Queen officiating. Burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home prior to the service from 2:00-5:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home to help cover funeral expenses.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home in Jackson.
Condolences may be sent to www.mayhew-brownfuneralhome.com