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David L. Kemp, 70, Morgantown

David L. Kemp, 70, Morgantown, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, Dec. 21, 2013, at his home after a five-year courageous battle with colon cancer.

David was born in Morgantown Dec. 27, 1942, to the late Riley W. and Mary Jane (Nay) Kemp. He was a 1961 graduate of Morgantown High School and went on to serve as a Specialist 4 with Company E of the 738th Maintenance Battalion for the Indiana National Guard. David married Joyce R. Parson Feb. 26, 1967 in Brown County; she lovingly survives after 46 years of marriage.

He retired in 1993 as a thread grinder machinist for Cummins Engine Company in Columbus after 33 years of service. David was a member of the Diesel Workers Union in Columbus, Fellowship Baptist Church in Trafalgar, and a former member of Morgantown Baptist Church. He was also a life-time member of the National Rifle Association. David enjoyed wood working, working in his yard and spending time with his family. He was a devoted husband and loyal father who always provided for his family.

David is survived by his wife; sons, David E. (Valerie) Kemp and Charles E. (Patty Johns) Kemp, both of Morgantown; siblings, Patsy (Barry) Williams of Morgantown, Shirley (George) Long of Wasilla, Alaska, and Richard L. Kemp of Morgantown; and several nieces and nephews. 

The Rev. Jeff Hopson will conduct a funeral service 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27 at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center,  179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown.

Friends can call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26 at the funeral home.

Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown with Military Rites presented by the Martinsville American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guards. 

Memorial contributions can be sent in honor of David to Fellowship Baptist Church, “Building Fund” 4743 South 600 West, Trafalgar, IN 46181.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Kemp family at

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    Annual community-wide hymn sing planned
    6:30 p.m. Nashville Christian Church, 160 S. Van Buren St.
  • November 23
    Nashville Reserve Officers host chili cook-off
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nashville P.D., 200 Hawthorne Drive
  • November 25
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 25
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • November 26
    Go Club meeting Wednesday at coffee/tea shop
    3 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 26
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
    4 p.m. Sheriff's Office, Law Enforcement Center, 55 State Road 46 East
  • November 28
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 29
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 29
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 2
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 3
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 4
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 12
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    noon Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • December 12
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    8 a.m. BCSP Nature Center, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • December 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road