November 15, 1946 - March 3, 2020
Dempsie Word Jr., affectionately known as Shag was born on November 15, 1946 in Marvell, AR to the late Dempsie Word Sr., and Aller Word, He confessed a hope in Christ at an early age. Dempsie attended lee high school in Marianna, Ar. He later moved to St Louis, Mo where he worked for many years as mechanic for the N & J Railroad and for J S Alberici Construction Co.. Dempsie loved doing mechanic work and could often be found working on someone’s vehicles alone side his nephew (Midnight). Dempsie moved back to Holly Grove, AR in 2001 to marry the love of his life Deloris Thomas. His time there he worked for Butch Kelly of Holly Grove, AR working with heavy equipment until his health failed him in 2016. Dempsie loved to travel he had already seen 44 states. His passion and hobbies were Trucks, Backhoes, and cooking, he would often have large cookouts for his family. He was also known to fix his famous Peach Cobbler that only he could fix. On his down time, he could be found outside sitting in his favorite swing. On March 3, 2020 surrounded by his loving family, the Lord called him home. Dempsie Word Jr,. is preceded in death by both of his parents Dempsie Word Sr., and Aller Word. Two sisters Berrnie Word-Shelby and Sarah Burks. One brother Ohney Mims. Dempsie leaves to cherish his memories: His loving wife of Eighteen years Deloris Word of Holly Grove, AR; Two daughters Aller (Eugene) Gause of West Helena, AR and Maude Word of St. Louis, MO; One son Dempsey (Zellie) Word of Little Rock, AR; Two stepchildren Christopher (Trina) Garcia of Stuttgart, AR; and Chrishanna Rice of Maumelle, AR; Eight brothers: Charles Word, Lawyer B. Word (Eddie), Carl Word Sr. (Cindy) all of Olive Branch, MS; D Ward McCoy of Aubrey, AR, Ozell McCoy and Herbert McCoy (Mae) both of Zion, ILL; Johnny Williams of Little Rock, AR; and James Williams of Hinesville, GA; Seven sisters: Jerry Word (Allen) and Candy Younger both of St. Louis, MO; Patricia Word of Olive Branch, MS; Patricia Oliver (Larry) of Little Rock, AR; Diane Scott (James) and Shirley Williams. Helen Jackson (Tyrone) of Aubrey, AR; One Uncle Edward Seals of Chicago, ILL; Seven grandchildren Madison Milton, Tiffany Brankley, Corwin Peck Jr., Tieawauna Jackson all of West Helena, AR; Jamie Miller of Conway, AR; Shaqueta Greer and Zoria Littleton of St. Louis, MO; and Ten great grandchildren. A very special nephew Calvin (Midnight) Minor of St. Louis, MO; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who will miss his tremendously.
Dempsie Word Jr., affectionately known as Shag was born on November 15, 1946 in Marvell, AR to the late Dempsie Word Sr., and Aller Word, He confessed a hope in Christ at an early age. Dempsie attended lee high school in Marianna, Ar. He later... View Obituary & Service Information
Obituary & Service
Dempsie Word Jr., affectionately known as Shag was born on November...View More
Flowers & Gifts
Send flowers to the Word family.Send Flowers