Allen L. Dempsey, 70, of Woodlawn, died 7:05 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at his farm in Woodlawn.
He was born Sunday, May 30, 1943, in Pinckneyville, the son of Jesse A. and Wilma (Simons) Dempsey. He married Joyce Brieseacher in August of 1973.
Allen worked as a local delivery driver for A.C. Trucking out of St. Louis.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Dempsey of Woodlawn; son, Jeff Dempsey and wife Jan of Pride, La.; three daughters, Lori Rose and husband Bill of Christopher, Jaymi Wellen and husband Dewain of Dahlgren and Micah Bailey and husband Jimmy of Woodlawn; and 10 grandchildren, Austen and Kylee Dempsey, Alex and Tiffany Rose, Lane, Allee and Jayce Wellen and Lexi, Cohlton and Cheyenne Bailey.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Donnie Dempsey; and grandson, Braedin Sandy.
Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery in Mt. Vernon with Mr. Tracy Thomas officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Mt. Vernon.
In honor of Allen’s wishes, no public visitation will be held.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for further information and to send condolences.