|Birth: ||Aug. 28, 1920|
|Death: ||May 11, 2010|
Dempsey E. Allphin
Born in North Zulch, Texas on Aug. 28, 1920
Departed on May 11, 2010 and resided in Bryan, TX.
Service: Friday, May 14, 2010
Cemetery: Austin Memorial Park
Dempsey E. Allphin, age 89, of Austin, passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at St. Joseph Manor in Bryan, Texas. He was born and raised in North Zulch, Texas on September 28, 1920 to Robbie and Willie Allphin.
After graduation from High School Dempsey enlisted in the Army and served 5 1/2 yrs. reaching the Rank of Warrant Officer JG. He had been in the Army a year and a half and had received his first leave, arriving home in Madisonville, Texas on December 6, 1941...The following day when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor he was ordered to return to Ft. Lewis, then to Washington D.C for training. There he was picked by General Mark Clark to go to North Africa where he served as aide to General George S. Patton. He was later among about 40 picked by General Omar Bradley to assist in the planning of the Invasion of Normandy. He served as Administrative Aide to several Generals, General Mark Clark, General George Patton, General Omar Bradley, General Keene and General Hodges. Following the Invasion he served with the 5th Army through France, Belgium and Germany. While in England he met his future wife, Joan Weeks. They were married in May 1945 in her Hometown, Bristol. She later joined him in February 1946 in Austin where he had enrolled in UT. They spent the next 64 years in Austin. Dempsey started his own Insurance Agency which he sold at his Retirement. At 65 he wrote a Book about his WW II Experiences called "Two of us Ain't Going" It is still in Publication. A Copy of it was placed in the Library of Congress in Washington D C as part of the History of WWII.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 64 years, Joan Allphin; an adopted son, Ricky; one brother, Ford Allphin of Plantersville, Texas.
Dempsey is survived by a sister, Bonnie Olsen and husband Harold of North Zulch, two brothers, Noble and wife Marguerite of Bryan, Texas, Gene and wife, Dolores of North Zulch; one brother-in-law, Richard Weeks and wife, Lynn of Dickinson, Texas and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am on Friday, May 14, 2010 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas. Interment will follow at Austin Memorial Park.
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Record added: May 12, 2010
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