Homer Lee Kemp
Posted: Friday, January 28, 2011 10:33 am
Homer Lee Kemp, 91, a long time resident of Union City, died Jan. 5, 2011 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson.
Services were held 1 p.m. Saturday at Victory Baptist Church in Sharon with Bro. Dewayne Thomas officiating. Burial was in Fremont Cemetery, Union City with Gardner Funeral Home of Sharon in charge of the arrangements.
Special music was provided by Tony Harrison, Barbara Mount, and the church choir.
Pallbearers were Virgil Frye, James “Jimbo” Davis, Eddie Simmons, Tony Kemp, Terry Sturdivant and Billy Tate Jr.
Mr. Kemp was born May 17,1919 in Noxapater, Miss., son of William David and Nancy McKay Kemp. He married Dorothy Louise Baker Kemp Jan. 5,1940; Jan. 5, 2011 was their anniversary (71 years).
Mr. Kemp worked many years at the Lear Sigler Plant in Union City. After moving to a farm near Sharon in the mid-1960’s, he became a self-employed farmer and continued to work as a master carpenter.
A dedicated church member throughout his adult life, he was a deacon at Victory Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law. Dr. Homer D. Kemp and wife Dr. Mary Kemp of Cookeville; two daughters, Karen Cross and Linda Yates, both of Sharon; two grandsons, John Kemp Cross and wife Amanda Cross of Martin; William Tyier Yates II and wife Brittany Yates of Albuquerque, N.M.; a great-granddaughter Chelsea Laine Yates of Albuquerque.
Mr. Kemp was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Louise Kemp (Dec. 1, 2010); his mother Nancy McKay Kemp Betts; a daughter Dorothy Gail Kemp; a nephew William Calvin (W.C.) Kemp; and a brother Wade Gaston Kemp.