In memory of
Dempsey Burris Hyde Park - Dempsey Burris, 91, of Hyde Park, died on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie. Born on October 15, 1925 in Lyon, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Dewey and Rinda Huff Burris. Dempsey proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II. He enjoyed gardening and fishing. Dempsey is survived by his daughter, Kathy Richardson, and her husband, Doug, of Nevada; son, Donald Burris, and his wife, Gail, of Salt Point; son, Dempsey Burris, Jr., of Hyde Park; eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Burris, of Roanoke, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Henderson Burris, in 2011. In keeping with Dempsey's wishes, cremation has taken place. A period of memorial visitation will be from 10-11am on Tuesday, January 10th at Sweet's Funeral Home, Rte. 9, Hyde Park. A celebration of Dempsey's life will be held at 11am with Rev. Arlene Dawber officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial donations be made to the Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4-H Club Program, 2715 Route 44, Millbrook, NY 12545 (Ph: 845-677-8223). To send an online condolence, or for directions, please visit the website, www.sweetsfuneralhome.com .
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