Michael Anthony Dempsey, Jr., age 29, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Dewy Keys officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Vincent Traughber, Ernest Edwards, Michael Rawls, Kennedy Rawls, Jr., Christopher Dempsey, Dustin Belcher, Karry Parrigin and Lavoy Sales serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the hour of service at 1 p.m.
Mr. Dempsey was born Oct. 14, 1987 in Springfield. He worked at Rawls and Sons Auto Salvage and was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church.
Mr. Dempsey is preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Dillard Rawls.
He is survived by his father, Kenny Rawls; wife, Tami Stevens; brothers, Christpher Dempsey, Michael Rawls, Kennedy W. Rawls, Jr., Ernest Edwards and Vincent Traughber, all of Springfield; sister, Joni Rawls Traughber of Springfield; 9 nieces; 7 nephews; and 1 great-niece.
Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.