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Albert Kemp

October 19, 1937 — October 1, 2020

Albert Harold Kemp, 82, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2020, at a local assisted living facility.  He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. He served in the Air Force for 20 years and served during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed rv-ing, travelling, and was known for ensuring each job he did was perfect.

He was preceded in death by his loving parents Melvin and Sadie Kemp; brothers Roy Kemp, Delwin Kemp, David Kemp and Frank Kemp and sisters Sandra Kemp, Gertrude Simmons, and Denise Kemp; grandchildren Barry and Kevin.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Copeman Kemp; children: Ginger Bussey and husband Bill of Austin, TX, Melvin Kemp and wife Beverly of Amory, Miss., Carl Kemp of Cookeville, TN; stepdaughters, Cindy Binder and husband John of Mandan, ND, Sonya Seeley of Fredricks, Md.; brother, Donald Kemp; sisters, Beverly Kemp, and Ethel Simmons; grandchildren, Emily, Jason, Olivia, and Abby-Gail; great-grandchildren Sotori, Jack, Mason, Allison, and Graham; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday October 3, 2020 in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Pastor Charles Campbell officiating. Interment will follow at Shiloh Baptist Church. A white dove release ceremony and the playing of bagpipes will conclude the service.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are making our services available for you to view on Ralph Buckner Funeral Home’s Facebook page during the service time or at a later time. 

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday October 3, 2020 at the funeral home.

We invite you to send a message of comfort and sign the Kemp family guestbook at

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Albert Kemp, please visit our flower store.

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Saturday, October 3, 2020

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Saturday, October 3, 2020

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