Thursday, May 14, 2015

Walter "Buford" Dempsey

Walter Buford Dempsey, 84, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Louisville Healthcare in Louisville, Mississippi.  Visitation will be Friday, May 15, 2015, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2015, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home with Rev. Allen Eaves and Sis. Minnie Selma Dempsey officiating.  Interment will follow in Welcome Chapel Jesus Name Church Cemetery.

Mr. Dempsey was born on November 19, 1930, to Rev. Austil and Vera Mae Owens Dempsey. He was a member of Welcome Chapel Pentecostal Church and was retired from Georgia Pacific Corporation where he worked as a machinist.
Buford is survived by five daughters, Sylvia Richardson and husband, Curtis of Louisville; Elsie Cumberland and husband, Steve, of Philadelphia, Mississippi; Virginia Roberts of Jackson, Mississippi; Cheryl Dempsey of Pelahatchie, Mississippi; and Janice Smith of Flora, Mississippi.  He is also survived by his sister, Gladys Eubanks; and two brothers, Kenneth Dempsey and wife, Linda; and Connie Dempsey and wife, Diane; all of Louisville.   He had 11 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.   Mr. Dempsey was preceded in death by his wife, Inez Dempsey; son, Walter E. Dempsey; his parents; and two brothers, Silas and Roger Dempsey.

Serving as pallbearers will be Steve Cumberland, Chucky Dempsey, Michael Dempsey, Scotty Dempsey, Troy Dempsey, and Corey Richardson.

Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at