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HUGHESVILLE - William A. “Alec” Dempsey III, 55, of Hughesville, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 at his home.

Born Oct. 11, 1963, in Scranton, he was a son of the late William A. II and Harriet A. (Stickler) Dempsey. He and his wife, the former June M. Potts, celebrated 15 years of marriage on Aug.7, 2019.

Alec was employed at Wolyniec Construction for the past 11 years. In his free time he enjoyed fishing, playing the guitar, shooting pool, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Sierra Dempsey of West Milton; three sons, Alec (Rachael) Henry of Fouke, AK,; Luke Henry of Dallas, TX; and Stephan (Autumn) Dempsey Authement of West Columbia, S.C.; two step-daughters, Melissa (Brian Anderson) Long and Alicia (Brian) McCormick, both of Hughesville; a step-son, Ronnie (Katie) Wert of Unityville; two sisters, Debbie (Donald) Littlejohn of Bernsville and Leeann (Charles) Hill of Grayson, Ga.; a mother-in-law, Carole Potts of Hughesville; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandson; his beloved dogs, Toby and Casper; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Alec was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Herman J. Potts; and his sister-in-law, Michelle Kishbaugh.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Doug W. Mellott officiating. Friends may call from 12 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.

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