Patsy Ruth Dempsey, 81, of Piney Flats, Tenn., passed away on Sunday morning, November 17, 2013, at NHC Healthcare in Johnson City.She was born on August 27, 1932, in Bristol, Tenn. Patsy is preceded in death by her husband, A.D. Dempsey; and several family members.
She is survived by her sons, Bob Dempsey and his wife, Peggy, of Piney Flats, Tenn., and David Dempsey and his wife, Brenda, of Blountville, Tenn.; her two grandchildren, Tiphanie Dempsey Bigham and her husband, Brett, of Kingsport, Tenn., and Drew Dempsey and his wife, Kristen, of Bristol, Tenn., as well as her four great-grandchildren, Evie, Samara, Layne, and Andyn.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Patsy 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at Piney Flats Baptist Church. Dr. Alan Davis will officiate the service.
Patsy was well cared for by the wonderful staff at NHC Healthcare, as well as her “green ladies” from Caris Healthcare. The family would like to thank these very special caregivers that loved Patsy and treated her with kindness and compassion.
In lieu of flowers, the Dempsey family respectfully requests that memorial donations be made to the Recreational Activities Department at NHC Healthcare, 3209 Bristol Hwy., Johnson City, TN 37601.
The family is in the care of the Cremation Society of Northeast Tennessee. www.cremationsocietytn.com