Jake Wilson Dempsey Holly Hill, SC - Jake Wilson Dempsey, Sr., 88, of Holly Hill, beloved companion of Pat Brown, passed away on June 7, 2021, at Roper Hospital. Family and friends are invited to attend his visitation on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, from 6 o'clock to 8 o'clock at James A. Dyal Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at 11 o'clock at James A. Dyal Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Summerville Cemetery, 1330 Boonehill Rd., Summerville, SC 29483. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to St. Jude's
Research Hospital at www.st.jude.org
or First Baptist Church of Holly Hill, 8455 Old State Rd., Holly Hill, SC 29059. Jake was born on November 19, 1932, in Bamberg County, SC, son of the late Heyward C. Sr. and Thelma Hiott Dempsey. He managed the W. Ashley NAPA Auto Parts Store for 20 years. He retired after 19 years from Alcoa. He enjoyed gardening, painting and woodworking. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He had been a mason since 1961 with the Eatawin 95 lodge. Jake was a member of First Baptist Church of Holly Hill. He always had sand in his shoes and enjoyed shagging on the beach. Survivors in addition to his companion, Pat, are: five children: Rodney J. Dempsey (Faye) of Monroe, TN, Wendy Young (Buzzy) of Summerville, Jake Dempsey, Jr. of Holly Hill; Troy K. Dempsey (Susan) of Midland, NC, and Dawn Bilton (Michael) of Holly Hill; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Dempsey; and Pat's two sons and her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Shirley Ann Kelly Dempsey; his parents; and two sisters and four brothers. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.jamesadyal.com
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Published by Charleston Post & Courier from Jun. 7 to Jun. 8, 2021.