Dennis Kemp, 61, of Taylorville, died at 10:54 p.m., Tuesday, September 13, 2016, in his home. He was born on June 15, 1955 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Cloyce and Joyce (Hess) Kemp.
Dennis grew up in the St. Louis area and then later moved to Taylorville. He graduated from Taylorville High School in 1973. Dennis held numerous jobs over the years, most known to locals would be as a union brick layer and concrete worker for both Boyd Redi Mix and Kevin Hamel, and a custodian for the Taylorville School District. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved showing his knowledge of these sports with others. He enjoyed camping and spending time with his “big white dogs”.
He is survived by his companion: Joanna Griffiths of Taylorville; father: Cloyce “Papa Joe” Kemp of Naples, Florida; sisters: Nancy (Terry) Harbert and Kathy (Dave) Moore, both of Taylorville; brother Joe Kemp (companion: Cindy) of Eminence, Missouri; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother: Joyce Kemp and grandmothers: Evalee Cravens and Nellie Hess.
Mr. Kemp will be cremated, and no formal services will be held at this time. There will be a celebration of life held at a later date.
McClure Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.
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