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Jimmy Clyde Dempsey

April 25, 1937 — May 12, 2021

Mr. Jimmy Clyde Dempsey, 84, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2021 in Birmingham, AL. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P. M. on Friday, May 21st, at Porter Funeral Home, with Pastor Terry Rhodes officiating. Interment will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held 1 hour before the service. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Born April 25, 1937 to Jim and Rachel Dempsey of Louisville, MS, Jimmy enjoyed a lifelong career in education, having graduated from Delta State Teachers College. Jimmy was known to athletes he coached and students alike as simply Coach Demp and was beloved by many. Jimmy Clyde was a God fearing American, a classic gentleman with a quick wit who was a stranger to no one, and a friend to many. He always had a story to tell and a laugh to share. Jimmy was a collector of pens, caps, menus, and match books. His Bible was read, worn, and told the story of his heart through notes, quotes, and poems. Jimmy loved the freedom of the open road and he would always say “You ride with pride when you ride with Clyde” and we can say with certainty that his last trip was one to be proud of. “Well done My good and faithful servant… and enter into the joy of the Lord.” Left to cherish his memory are his children, Allyson (Paul) McKay and Wade (Lacy) Dempsey, as well as 3 granddaughters, Annie, Jessi, and Carley, and only grandson Caylen. Included also are the many family and friends he loved along the way as well as his Whitehall Methodist Church family. Pallbearers will be Thomas Eaves, David Gully, David Luke, Cliff Lusk, Jeff Reed, and John Woodward.
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