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Obituary of Sheldon Alan Dempsey


 Sheldon Alan Dempsey

Of Crown, WV

   Sheldon Alan Dempsey, 31, of Crown, formerly of Nashville, TN, departed this life on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Crown.

   He was born March 1, 1988, at Logan, a son of Alice Lynne Pennington Dempsey of Crown and the late Sheldon Delonge Dempsey.

   In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Allen Dale Pennington; paternal grandparents, Jack and Elizabeth Dempsey; six uncles, Billy, Danny, Tim, and Phil Dempsey and Steven and Bobby Pennington; and one aunt, Carol Ann Dempsey; and special cousins, Angela Dawn Pennington Adkins and Amber Dempsey.

   Alan was home schooled and went on to Nashville State Community College at Nashville, TN where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. This resulted in Alan receiving a scholarship that helped him attend Middle Tennessee State University.  He was a 4th year student majoring in English working toward a Bachelor of Arts degree.  While going to college Alan worked part time for Walmart for 11 years, starting out as a Replenishing Associate and ending as a Personnel Coordinator.  Devoted to his family, Alan was a wonderful son and grandson who will be deeply missed.

   Those left to cherish his memory, in addition to his mother, are his grandmother, Pauline Pennington of Crown with whom he was temporarily residing; two maternal uncles, Dick Allen (Cynthia) Pennington of Chapmanville and Jimmy Dale (Evelyn) Pennington of Peach Creek; his maternal cousins who were his best friends, Dax, Darren, and Derek Pennington, Jamie Lusk, Alyssa Adkins; two paternal uncles, Ray (Mary) Dempsey of IL and Shawn (Susie) Dempsey of Verdunville; two paternal aunts, Susie (Dennis) Dempsey Carter and Jewell (Pyris) Dempsey Fields; paternal cousins, Kristy Fields, Rodney Fields, and Bethany Fields, Mark Dempsey, Sabrina Carter, Brian Carter, Fanci Dempsey, Seth Dempsey, and Leslie Dempsey; along with a host of other relatives and friends.

   Friends may gather with the family from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2019 at the Mallory Church of God at Mallory where a Memorial Service will begin at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Shaun Walker officiating.

   In honor of Alan’s request his remains have been cremated.

   In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man to help with funeral expenses.

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   Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home, Inc.