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Debo Funeral Home

833 Court Street, Fulton, MO

OBITUARY

Steve R. Kemp

October 22, 1947September 15, 2011

Steve Robert Kemp, 63, of Fulton, passed away on Thursday, September 15th, 2011, at Fulton Nursing and Rehab in Fulton, Mo. Steve’s earthly arrival was on October 22, 1947; in High Hill, Mo. Steve is the son of Eulie Jones and Joann Kemp. Steve graduated from Warrenton High School in 1968. He soon after entered the army and served a tour of duty in Vietnam and spent time in Germany. After leaving the military, he was employed in the manufacturing industry working at Lear Jet (Wichita, Ks), Pepsi-Co (Warrenton, Mo), Stride Rite (Fulton, Mo), and Au Bon Pain (Mexico, Mo). Steve attended Second Christian Church, where he also served as janitor. He enjoyed the special time this gave him for personal reflection in the prayer room. Steve was a “people person” who never met a stranger, just new friends to enjoy. One of his greatest passions was fishing and he was willing to take any one along for a day on the bank. Steve married LeWanda Williams Jackson on March 25, 2006, a highlight of a relationship lasting more than 18 years. He is survived by his wife, LeWanda Williams Jackson of the home, five children, Steven T. Sanderson, of California, Steven R. (Kochera) Brandt of Atlanta, Ga., Brengetta L. Bradford of Phoenix, Az., Shane Mann and Trent Mann of Warrenton, Mo. Four stepdaughters, Erica (James) Fisher, Shavawna Jackson, Kendra Jackson, and Kirstin Jackson-Pippen, all of Kansas City, Mo. Six brothers, Wilson (Rita) Jones, Wendall Jones, Larry Jones, Donnie (Debra) Jones, Lonnie Young, and Mike Young. Five sisters, Patricia (Alvin) Horn, Jean Jones, Marsha Talton, Peggy (Marvin) Jones-Foxx, and Gale Lynn (Alfred) Wheeler. He is also survived by ten grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Dale Young, and one sister, Diane Miles. Steve will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at Second Christian Church in Fulton with Reverend Cedric Harris officiating. Interment will follow at Southside Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 pm on Monday, September 19 at Debo Funeral Home in Fulton.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, September 19, 2011
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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Lavonda O'Day-Cotman

September 20, 2011

Wanda and family we will keep you in our prayers. When my father died the preacher said "There's never a good day to die, but it's never a bad day to go to heaven" so as each day passes know that you don't have to forget his laugh or smile, you just cherish the memories and remember how to laugh and smile as he would. We love you, Cousins Lavonda and Ivan Cotman

Tammy Breeden

September 20, 2011

My heart goes out to your family at this time Steve was a firecracker at Stride Rite will never forget his humor.The Ayers and Breeden Family

Rev. William Butler, Jr.

September 20, 2011

Psalm 30:5
Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

Psalm 34:18
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Our prayers are with you!

Tamecia & Michael Richmond

September 19, 2011

LeWanda, We are sorry to hear of your loss, you and your family are in our prayers.
Tamecia & Michael Richmond

Leslie Lewis

September 19, 2011

I was so sorry to hear of the loss of a wonderful person. May the love of friends and family carry you through this time of sorrow.

Mark (Kay) Vaughn Sr & Brookins Family

September 19, 2011

He then proved that there was life after death by eaxciting His grave ascending into Heaven where, as He Promised, He is preparing a place for us (John14:2) We send our Love to The Family & Pray God Strengthn/Comfort you all thru this time of Bereavement. God Be With You.

Mary Miller Quartemont

September 18, 2011

LeWanda and all of Steve's family and friends, I pray the Lord give you strength and guidance through these sorrow filled days but remember the man we all knew and cared so much for. He was a great friend and always had a smile on his face and a funny story to tell. Never thought twice about lending a hand to those who needed it and a kind word to brighten their day. I will never forget when he moved next to my parents and told us all his name was Elmer Fudd and just laughed so hard everytime we called him it. Always had a joke to tell or play on somebody, his jovial personality will live in my mind. I can still hear that loud laugh that could be heard 2 houses away and always made those around him laugh. How blessed we were to have known such a great lively soul. God bless you and hold you tight and may you understand this seperation is only temporary until one day you will be reunited in the arms of our Lord.

Roxanne Biller

September 17, 2011

Shavawna, so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Debra and Donnie Jones

September 17, 2011

To LeWanda and family, I am really sorry for yor loss. Always know that the Lord will be there to comfort you in these trying times. Whenever you doubt turn to Proverbs 3:5,6..."Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct thy paths."

Angela Snapp

September 17, 2011

Steve was one of my best friends. I will truly miss him. Thoughts and prayers to your family.
AKA Bonnie

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