G. Dempsey Smith, 81

George Dempsey Smith of Bridgeville, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at the Milford Hospice Center.

He was born on Jan. 12, 1938 in Greenwood, the son of the late George Hall Smith and Mabel Ann Tucker Smith.

Growing up in Greenwood, Dempsey graduated from Greenwood High School in 1956. He was married to Janice Breeding Smith on July 11, 1959 and they made their home in Bridgeville. He worked his entire career with E.I. DuPont serving as a power house operator. He retired in 1993 after 38 years of faithful service.

He was a member of the Independent Bible Fellowship Church in Harrington for many years. He also enjoyed hunting, the New York Yankees, and was a big Earnhardt racing fan.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Janice Breeding Smith of Bridgeville; two daughters, Rebecca Griffin and her husband Doug and Kathlene Tull and her husband Rob, all of Greenwood; four grandchildren, Brett Griffin, Ashley Tull, Brooke Rickards and Danielle Griffin; and a brother-in-law, Donnie Breeding and his wife Kathi of Bridgeville.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the Independent Bible Fellowship Church, Harrington. Pastor Guy Simpson officiated. Interment was at St. Johnstown Cemetery in Greenwood.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Independent Bible Fellowship Church, 6797 Milford Harrington Hwy., Harrington, DE 19952.

Services are in the care of Framptom Funeral Home – Fleischauer Chapel in Greenwood. Share memories with the family at www.framptom.com.

2019-09-06T08:16:26-05:00 September 6th, 2019|OBITS|