ORAN -- William J. Dempsey, 58, died at 5:50 p.m. April 17, 2007, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.
Born Dec. 19, 1948, at St. Louis, son of the late William Robert and Irene Eisle Baker Dempsey, he was a retired self-employed carpenter and was a member of VFW Post No. 5368 having served in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include: two sons, Carl Dempsey of Fairview Heights, Ill., and Todd Dempsey of Belleville, Ill.; two daughters, Sarah Poulter of Charleston, Ill., and April Sanders of Douglasville, Ga.; one sister, Janis Haas of Coulterville, Ill.; one stepsister, Jerry Kempfer of Tilden, Ill.; and five grandchildren.
Graveside services with full military rites by the Missouri Military Honor Guard are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.
Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements.