Published On: Tue, Oct 8th, 2013

Dempsey Jumper Sr. – obituary

Dempsey Jumper, Sr., 70, of the Snowbird community passed away on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 following an extended illness at the Cherokee Indian Hospital.  Dempsey is the son of the late Ute Jumper and Dinah Teesateskie Wachacha.

Dempsey is also preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Stone Jumper; brothers, Anderson Wachacha, Conrad Wachacha and Henry J. Wachacha; and sisters Lawanda Shurtleff and Marenna W. Locklear.

Surviving are Dempsey’s children, Jason Jumper of Athens, Ga., Ann Carpenter of Robbinsville and Dempsey Jumper Jr. of Talking Rock, Ga.; brothers, Leroy Jumper, Matthew Jumper, Jim Jumper, John Paul Jumper, James Jumper, Hoss Jumper and Herman Wachacha; sisters, Louisa Grindstaff, Cindy Wachacha, Mary Jumper and Nancy Poncho. Dempsey also leaves behind four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Robbinsville starting at 5pm. Dempsey will remain at the church until hour of service on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 2 pm. A burial will follow in the Ledford Cemetery.  Pall bearers will be Will Wolfe, Roger Smoker, Elijah Wachacha, Greg Grindstaff, Brett Crowe and Richard Smoker. Pastor Noah Crowe and Pastor Michael Rattler will officiate.

Long House Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

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