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Vernon Stanley Dempsey, 1940-2019


Last updated 4/1/2019 at 12:36pm

Vernon Stanley Dempsey

Vernon S. Dempsey, 78, of Lake Wales passed away Friday, March 29 at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale.

He was born December 12, 1940 in Signal Mountain, TN to the late James Willie and Minnetta Dorothy (Miles) Dempsey. He has been a resident of the area for 12 years and Florida for 22 years. He was a controller for DuPont and a member of the First Baptist Church in Lake Wales. Stanley loved his Corvette and was in several Corvette clubs. He enjoyed golf, the outdoors, hiking, and doing a comedy skit with the character "Vernon Snodgrass" from Bulls Gap, TN. He was a deacon in churches in Florida and Tennessee and loved the Lord, his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his son, Gary Miles Dempsey.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years Jane Dempsey, son Gregory Stanley Dempsey of Chattanooga, TN, one grandchild Shelby Jane Pardue and husband Josh, and 1 great grandchild Milo Hunter Pardue.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Youth mission trips church of your choice and/or Matt Elmore Ministry in Africa.

Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. until service time at noon Tuesday, April 2 at the First Baptist Church in Lake Wales with Dr. Scott Markley officiating. Interment will be held at the Chattanooga Memorial Park in Tennessee.

Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is in charge of arrangements.


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