Russell E. Kemp

January 17, 1923December 8, 2012

Russell E. Kemp, 89, of Evansville, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2012, at VNA Charlier Hospice. He was born January 17, 1923, in Dierks, Arkansas.

He was a graduate of SMU at the top of his class and was a US Army Veteran serving in WWII. Russell had been an electrical engineer at General Electric for 39 years and was a member of Fairlawn United Methodist Church. He enjoyed horse racing, traveling, auto mechanics and golf.

Russell was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Rebecca Kemp, on October 16, 2012.

He is survived by his sons, Michael E. Kemp (Lynn C.) of Corydon, KY and John J. Kemp (Janna K.) of Carrollton, TX; and granddaughter, Angela K. Kemp.

Services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at Alexander East Chapel, officiated by Rev. Pat Jackson, with entombment in Park Lawn Cemetery. Friends may visit Tuesday from 1:00 PM until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4770 Covert Avenue, Evansville, IN 47714. Condolences may be made online at


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 11, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Russell E. Kemp

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December 21, 2012

Mike and John, thinking of you at this Christmas season. Words cannot express my grief. Love you. Barb Weatherton

shiela Reynolds

December 11, 2012

John and Michael I am so sorry to hear about your dad,just know he's in a better place and will have no more pain. If there's anything you need or anything I can do please let me know. Shiela Reynolds