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In Memory of

Roy B. KEMP

May 5, 1927 - January 4, 2018

Obituary


Roy Kemp, 90, of Homosassa, formerly of Waycross, GA, passed away Thursday evening (January 4, 2018.) He was born in Swainesboro, GA to the late Roy Benton Kemp, Sr. and Sarah Irene Lumpkin Kemp, and spent most of his life in the metro Atlanta area, where he attended and graduated from Tech High School (one of the two boys high schools in the Atlanta area) and enjoyed attending the class reunions.

Roy was an army veteran of WWII stationed in Belgium. He enjoyed the golden era of movies and movie stars, and in...

Roy Kemp, 90, of Homosassa, formerly of Waycross, GA, passed away Thursday evening (January 4, 2018.) He was born in Swainesboro, GA to the late Roy Benton Kemp, Sr. and Sarah Irene Lumpkin Kemp, and spent most of his life in the metro Atlanta area, where he attended and graduated from Tech High School (one of the two boys high schools in the Atlanta area) and enjoyed attending the class reunions.

Roy was an army veteran of WWII stationed in Belgium. He enjoyed the golden era of movies and movie stars, and in his younger days, was an usher at the large theatres in the Atlanta area. He enjoyed Nascar, collecting model cars, and traveling. He worked most of his life as an auto parts salesman for Genuine Parts Company, traveling from service station to service station, retiring, eventually, to Waycross, GA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Ethel Dyer Kemp, and a brother Marion Kemp.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Marcie and Doug Jackson of Homosassa, FL, a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Jacque Kemp of Grayson, GA; five grandchildren, Bethany Jackson of Atlanta, Kelda Kemp of Lilburn, Kareina Jackson Theiss (husband Paul) of Panama City Beach, Kevin Kemp (wife Staci) of Cumming, and Katie Kemp Lord (husband Joe) of Loganville; and five great grandchildren, Cohen and Levi Kemp, Jax and Mia Lord, and Quin Theiss; his sister, Reenie Hubard; nephew Tony Reid; and cousin Bob and Carol Lumpkin.

The funeral will be Wednesday, January 10th at Floral Hills Chapel with Rev. JB Reese officiating. Internment will be in Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Tucker, GA.