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Curtis Dewain Dempsey, 82, of Kingsville, Missouri, passed away Sunday, August 22, 2021, surrounded by family at his bedside.

Curtis was born on April 25, 1939, in Osceola, MO, the son of Ferrell Russell Dempsey and Rose Irene (Keltner) Dempsey.

He attended school in Warrensburg, MO and graduated from Warrensburg High School, the Class of 1958.

He married his wife, Judith “Judi” (White) Dempsey on January 12, 1971, in Independence, MO.

The couple moved from Lone Jack, MO, making Kingsville, MO their home since 1984.

Curtis worked as a construction foreman.

He was employed with Don Kirn Construction in Lee’s Summit, MO for more than 30 years.

He was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the Forward Community Church in Holden, MO.

He is survived by his wife, Judi Dempsey of Kingsville, MO; five sons, Daniel Dempsey of Kingsville, MO, Todd Dempsey of Warrensburg, MO, Troy Dempsey and wife, Patty of Windsor, MO, Carl Wayne Cleveland of Tracey, MO, Jim Cleveland and wife, Stacy of Holden, MO; two daughters, Vicki Coen and husband, Scott of Holden, MO, Darlene Cox and husband, Ronald of Harrisonville, MO; two brothers, Doug Dempsey of Pleasant Hill, MO, Lynn Dempsey of Centerview, MO; three sisters, Carol Homfeld of Concordia, MO, Dorothy Street and husband, Rodney of Centerview, MO, Judy Kay Stephens of Warrensburg, MO; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Curtis was preceded in death by his parents, Ferrell and Rose Dempsey; three brothers, Harvey Dempsey, Dennis Dempsey and Claud Dempsey.

Visitation was held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Forward Community Church in Holden, MO (298 RT-131, Holden).

Funeral services with Pastor Dexter Snyder officiating were scheduled to begin at 11 a.m., immediately after the visitation on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at Forward Community Church in Holden.

Pallbearers were Jonathan Dempsey, Anthony Dempsey, Tyler Ellis, Chad Lee, Ronnie Cox and Calvin Taber.

Honorary pallbearers were Carl Dean Cleveland, Jeremiah Neal and Jayden Hetrick.

Interment took place at the Centerview Cemetery in Centerview, MO (SW County Rd. VV, Centerview, MO).

If you wish to make a donation, please make it to Good Shepherd Hospice of Missouri.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements entrusted to Campbell-Cast Funeral Home, Holden, MO.

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