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Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home

3321 Glynn Ave, Brunswick, GA

OBITUARY

William Arnold Kempton

July 11, 1940July 26, 2020

William Arnold Kempton, age 80, of St. Simons Island, Georgia passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at the Hospice of the Golden Isles. A memorial service will be held at a later date at St. William Catholic Church with inurnment following the service at St. William Catholic Church Columbarium. Arrangements have been entrusted to Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home and Oglethorpe Crematorium in Brunswick, Georgia. www.edomillerandsons.com

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  • A Memorial Service Will Be Held At A Later Date

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Rod Ellis

August 10, 2020

I was at a Glynn County Schools volleyball game a few years ago and saw Bill as he was getting ready to referee. I said "Good to see you LT". He stated back to me that he had not been LT in "a long-long time". I told him he would alway be LT to me, and I appreciated him. He grinned large and walked away...of course...singing jingle bells.
Godspeed LT.

Richard Webb

August 9, 2020

Bill and I both enjoyed fishing. He was a man who loved open water. I fish from a river bank...he goes out in the middle of nowhere in a big fancy boat. Favorite memory: Rocks!!! He's netting bait letting me "drive". Bill ROCKS Bill Rocks ….Back it up! Oops this ain't the Chevy. Yup he went overboard...New father in law and he lost his glasses. Soaked and displeased we went fishing. He was brutal on a waitress but that was always entertaining. Unless the chef messed up....not her fault. Took this picture when we where hiding from the brides. Humble .. He knew when to bark and when to bite but inside he was just a great guy to give me a lot of pleasant memories . Richard Webb

Shawn (McPike) Hoffman

August 5, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Kempton’s passing. Praying for the Kempton Family.

Judy Lowe

August 5, 2020

Lt. Kempton was one of my first supervisors at GCPD; I really enjoyed working for him. I always knew he was around when I heard "Jingle Bells". Danny and I had the pleasure of seeing him again a few months ago; and catching up on old times. God bless you all. RIP Lt. Kempton; you will never be forgotten.

Glenn Hester

August 4, 2020

I am so sorry to hear this. I worked with Bill at Glynn County Police and enjoyed hearing his advice. I will always remember when he would call us on the radio when he worked at Sea Palms when he suspected something was up.

A couple of years ago, I had coffee with him at the St. Simons Island Huddle House, which used to be our midnight precinct in the late 80's. Bill was a kind and decent person who cared about his community and the people under his charge at the police department.

My condolences to his family. RIP Bill, you will be missed.

Marissa and Tommy Tindale

August 3, 2020

Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

ANN MARIE BURDZINSKI

July 31, 2020

My condolences and prayers on the passing of William. Without a doubt, I am sure he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. I will be keeping all of you in my prayers.

Kathryn Webb

July 29, 2020

I would like to say goodbye to my beloved grandfather. I have so many happy memories of my grandfather and he will always be in my heart. I hope he finds everlasting peace and feels the love from all his family and friends forever

Sea of Time
10/17/2013

The sea of time passes by,
Never to the end,
Life of pure, Love endure,
Hope of God, amen,
As I walk to the Heaven that thou promised me,
I pray to you, I still believe
On devoted time and bended knee,
I shall make it to life endeavors,
With hand and head held high,
This I say, this I cry
By Kathryn Webb

Al Carbonetti

July 27, 2020

Claire,
I am deeply saddened at the news that Bill has passed. I am reminded of an Australian Aboriginal proverb that I hope will bring you and the girls some comfort.
“We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love...
and then we return home.”
Blessings and love to you,
Al Carbonetti

Bob Marderosian

July 27, 2020

He was my brother-he was my friend- he was one who served not only his country and county but a family who blessedly were able to be with him as he moved into his next tour of duty. From those that knew him to the ones he has helped along the way. He will be missed but never forgotten. Blessings to Claire and his daughters. Sweet memories to all that knew him. Bill will be forever in our hearts.

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