Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2011 3:09 pm
The Messenger, March 24, 2011
Completed arrangements area being announced for Dempsy Bivens, 65, of Union City, who died 6:40 p.m. March 22, 2011, in the emergency room at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tommy Hall officiating. Burial will follow in East View Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Smothers, Tack Simmons, Melvin Dowell, Chris Cummings, Dave Green, Todd Wright, Billy Stewart, Steve Vaughn and Ken Asher.
The family will receive friends 5-8 this evening at the funeral home.
He was born April 10, 1945, in Dyersburg, son of Mozelle (Ellis) Bivens Veal of Dyersburg and the late Roy Bivens. He had been a firefighter for both the Union City and Dyersburg fire departments and was later employed by the Union City Police Department, where he served as lieutenant for 14 years and was acting police chief for a brief time. He had also been a deputy in the Obion County Sheriff’s Department for five years and had worked as an officer in the Obion Police Department. He was Assembly of God by faith.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine (Lacy) Bivens, whom he married June 5, 1965; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Alan Black and Teresa and Mark Breeden; and five grandchildren, Jeramy Black, Samantha Black, Madison Breeden, Elizabeth Breeden and Lillian Breeden, all of Union City.
He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Robert Veal Sr.
To view the DVD that is an online tribute, or to leave messages of condolence for the family, visit the funeral home website at www.emfuneralhome.com.