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WALTER LEE KEMP

Walter Lee Kemp, 81 of Woodsfield, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 8, 1939, in Woodsfield.

Walter was a truly caring and compassionate man, who will be missed by many. He thoroughly enjoyed working in his garden, yard and flowerbeds. Many enjoyed his beautiful flowers at Woodsfield True Value throughout the years. Walter will be remembered as someone who would always help anyone in need.

Walter was the founder of the Woodsfield True Value Home Center, Inc. in April of 1974, and lifelong member of the former Woodsfield Free Methodist Church.

He was a member of the Osiris Shrine of Wheeling, West Virginia, Masonic Lodge of Woodsfield, Scottish Rite of Cambridge, Royal Order of Jesters of Wheeling, Past Potentate of Osiris Shrine - 1997, member of the chain gang for the Woodsfield Redskins and the Monroe Central Seminoles for more than 40 years, member of the Monroe County Airport Authority, Woodsfield Moose, Woodsfield Eagles, and Monroe Central Sideliners.

Walter was preceded in death by his grand mother, Viola Baker Moose, who raised him.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sally Lynn Gehrig Kemp; son, Troy (Melanie) Kemp; sisters, Kay (John) Curtis, of Sardis, and Sharon (David) Agriesti, of Columbus; grandchildren, John (Casey) Kemp, Eric Kemp and Kyle Kemp; and great-grandsons, Jackson and Lincoln Kemp.

Graveside service were held Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at Oaklawn Cemetery Woodsfield, with Rev. Brian Darrah officiating. Arrangements by Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield.

As an expression of sympathy, Memorial contributions may be sent to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.