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Ora Dempsey Qualls III

August 3, 1957 ~ March 28, 2024 (age 66) 66 Years Old


Ora Dempsey Qualls, III, 66, of Georgetown, KY formerly of Ashland, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2024 at his residence.
He was born August 3, 1957 in Ashland the son of the late Ora Dempsey Qualls, Jr. and Leona Reffitt Qualls.
He was a retired engineer for the Ashland Fire Department.
Dempsey was very proud of his daughters. He loved them and the wonderful men they married. His grandchildren were the light of his life. He was a passionate outdoorsmen who was happiest to be out in nature. He was blessed to enjoy many fishing trips with his son in law and grandson. He was an avid gardener. He had a unique way of nurturing and growing all types of plants, and especially enjoyed growing flowers. He enjoyed watching all sports but Kentucky Basketball was his steadfast favorite.
Survivors include his loving wife, Susan Mullins Qualls; two daughters, Ashleigh Hernandez and her husband George and Melissa Andrade and husband Charlie of Lexington, KY; three sisters, Patricia May of Lexington, KY, Jenny King and husband Dan of Ashland and Rhonda King of Panama City, FL; two grandchildren, Pierce Hernandez and Audra Hernandez.
Private funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at the Ashland Cemetery Mausoleum. Burial will follow in Ashland Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of STEEN FUNERAL HOME, CENTRAL AVENUE CHAPEL.
Dempsey was very proud of his service to the Ashland Fire Department and in lieu of flowers, we ask that you donate to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation or the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.



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Ashland, KY 41101


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