A photo of Thomas “Tom” Dempsey, Jr.

Thomas “Tom” Dempsey, Jr.

February 16, 1930 - March 24, 2020

Thomas “Tom” Dempsey, Jr., age 90, of New Castle, DE, was called home to glory on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

Born in Wilmington, DE on February 16, 1930, he was a son of the late Thomas and Elva (Paradee) Dempsey, Sr. Following his term in the United States Navy, where he proudly served from 1948 to 1953, “Tommy” married his beloved Nancy Tyler, with whom he shared life with for 64 years. Tom was employed by Delmarva Power, retiring after 33 years of service and was a faithful servant of his savior Jesus Christ as deacon at Berean Baptist Church for 56 years. He was a relatively quiet man but touched many lives. His unwavering faith in Christ was a testimony to his cherished family and to everyone that knew him, an example of a godly life and love that we should all hope to achieve.

A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Tom will be deeply missed by his wife, Nancy (Tyler) Dempsey; children, Karen Wilson (Thomas), Susan Duncan (Michael), Steven Dempsey (Debbie), Paul Dempsey (Teresa) and Barbara Shirey (Mark); 13 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild.

The family is grateful for Raché, his aide, Patti, and others from Berean Baptist Church for helping with Tom.

A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tom’s memory to Berean Baptist Church, P.O. Box 556, New Castle, DE 19720.


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9 Condolences for Thomas “Tom” Dempsey, Jr.

  • Rejoice in Jesus Dad

  • We know you are watching down on us Pop Pop and suffering no more.
    “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.”
    George Sand, author
    Pop Pop you were loved by so many.

  • It gives me great peace to know you are with are lord and savior You will be truly missed Dad

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family. He will truly be missed. If you need anything please let me know .

  • See you on the other side you will never be forgotten thanks for all the memories

  • Dear Dad Dempsey I will truly miss
    You are forever in my heart .I will always remember how even though everyone did not want u to mow the lawn n I came to mow for u .U always grabbed the mower from me n u mowed the lawn. I LOVED that u would spend hours outside n break long sticks into twigs. I Love u n thank u for all your LOVE u always treated me like a daughter. I Love u n miss u so much ! Love ur daughter n law Tilly Dempsey

  • I miss you so much already Poppop. I’m so grateful for all the wonderful memories I have with you and I know I will see again some day.
    I love you.

  • Mom Dempsey, I have known you and Dad Dempsey since I was 9 yrs. old. You have both been a major part of my life and I love you both. Dad Dempsey was such a gentle sweet soul and I know heaven was so welcoming for him when he walked through those gates. No more pain or confusion for him only praising our Lord that he loved so much

  • Countless Saturday nights Tommy would pick me up at my home, and other teens, so we could attend Youth for Christ services and/or church events. And if I needed a ride on Sunday or Wednesday evenings, Tommy took the time and effort so we could attend church. He was the backbone of the church, always serving. I will never forget him. Heaven, I’m sure, was enriched when he entered. Much love to Nancy and their children. I too miss him.
    Betty (Miller) (Hannold) Martin