Dear Scouts and Scouters. Please take note of the obituary regarding Mr. Roger Kemp, father of Rob Kemp and grandfather of scouts Kyle and Tyler Kemp. Respects can be paid Thursday from 4pm to 7pm, or at the funeral Friday at 11AM, both at Murray Funeral Home, 173 S. Main Street, Creston, Ohio, about 15-20 minutes from Lodi, Ohio.
Roger V. Kemp, 75, of West Salem, died unexpectedly on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 at his home after a period of declining health.
Roger was born May 21, 1941 in Lodi to the late Herbert and Ruth (Miller) Kemp and graduated from Medina High School in 1959. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years and on Oct. 26, 1963 he married the former Judy Johns. Judy preceded him in death on Jan. 27, 1994. He spent most of his work career with Honeywell and had service and repaired computers at Rubbermaid Inc, in Wooster. Roger was a member of the American Society of Dowsers and enjoyed traveling around the country to various Dowsers Conventions and visiting Historical Native American Sites . He was an avid reader having studied and researched various healthy living styles which he enjoyed sharing with others. You could often find Roger shopping and eating out or spending time at outdoor festivals, fairs or band concerts in Ashland. He had made his home in Congress for the past 50 years where he enjoyed feeding and observing he birds and wildlife in his back yard.
Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Robert and LaDonna Kemp and their sons, Kyle and Tyler of Westerville, a sister and brother-in-law, Linda and David Miller of Seville and nieces Holly Becht and Heidi Miller.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Kimberly Ann and his companion of over 10 years, Rille Reeds.
Services will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston with Pastor Gerald Clevenger officiating. Burial will be in York Cemetery at Mallet Creek. Friends may call Thursday from 4-7 at the funeral home. Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home. com Memorial contributions may be made to the Simon Kenton Council of the Boy Scouts of America at skcscouts.org.