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Bobby “Bob” Dempsey

Bobby “Bob” Dempsey, 74, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Friday, March 8, 2024, at his home.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Edley and Martha Dempsey; and brothers, Rick Dempsey and Donnie Dempsey, all of Whitwell, Tennessee.

Surviving him are his wife, Norma Dempsey; sons, Roger (Terri) Dempsey, Joe Dempsey and Randell (Kelley) Dempsey, all of Dunlap, Tennessee; brothers, Jimmy Ray Dempsey of Atlanta, Georgia and Mark Dempsey of Whitwell; grandchildren, Michael (Haley) Dempsey of Pikeville, Michaela (Coty) Holland of Sparta, Christopher Dempsey of Dunlap, Cortney Dempsey of Dunlap, and Seth Dempsey of Pikeville; great-grandchildren, Greyson, Caden, Roan, Evelyn, Ansley, Jasper and Clara; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Services were held Tuesday, March 12, at noon in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Larry Dishman and Pastor Drew Benson officiating. Burial was in Pickett Cemetery.

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Arrangements are by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, 1171 Main Street, Pikeville.

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