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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 meredith-clark.com.

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  • December 18
    WRAPS meetings
    7 to 9 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 18
    Nashville Town Council
    6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • December 19
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • December 19
    Christmas sing-along at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 19
    Live hip hop music at dance barn
    7 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West