Funeral services for Mr. Ward Kemp, 87, of Whitleyville, TN,
will be held at 2 P.M. on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Anderson -
Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro, TN. Burial will
follow in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone
community of Jackson County, TN.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11 A.M. until
time of services.
He passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at Unity Medical
Center in Manchester, TN.
He was born December 4, 1930, in Whitleyville, TN, to the late
Fred Kemp and Pauline Kemp. On March 13, 1954, he was
married to Lanita Parkhurst Kemp, who survives. He owned and
operated Ward's Market from 1958 - 1997, and also bought
and sold ginseng. He was an elder at North Springs Church of
Christ, and enjoyed being a basketball referee.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1
Brother: Joe Kemp; and 1 Son-in-Law: John Willis.
Survivors include his Wife: Lanita Parkhurst Kemp of
Whitleyville, TN; 3 Daughters: Cindy (Howard) Parker of
Manchester, TN, Sherri (Don) Willis of Hillsboro, TN, and Betsey
Willis of Hillsboro, TN; 8 Grandchildren; 6 Great Grandchildren;
1 Brother: Kenneth (Louise) Kemp of Greensboro, NC; and 1
Sister: Peggy Dycus Pharris of Madison, TN. Several nieces,
nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends also survive.
Bro. Mason Hensley will officiate at the services.
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