Melvin Russell Dempsey, 56, of Mexia, passed away September 6, 2016 at Providence Hospice Place in Waco. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9 at Mexia Cemetery with Chaplain Karen Hulsey officiating. Visitation with the family present will be Thursday evening 6-8 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home.
Russell was born Sept. 25, 1959 in Mexia to Robert Melvin and Hazel Dempsey.
He is survived by his mother, Hazel Matchett of Mexia; brother, Elmer Dean Dempsey of Mexia; sisters, Melba Barber of Glen Rose and Debbie Allen & husband, Robert of Dew; nieces, Lisa Marie Smith & husband, Dave of Tehuacana, Kristen Allen and Amy Allen both of Dew and Alexis Dempsey; nephews, Jeremy Allen of Mexia, Jason Allen of Rosenburg and Zeb Barber of Glen Rose.
Visit porterfuneralhometx.com to sign the guestbook and leave a message for the family.
Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.