OBITUARY

Samuel Alexander Kempt

April 10, 1959October 13, 2020
Play Tribute Movie

Samuel Alexander Kempt, 61, entered eternal rest on October 13, 2020. He was born April 10, 1959 in Houston, TX to Samuel and Vivian Kempt. Sam was one of four children, a younger Brother, William, two older sisters, Patricia, and Donna. His mother worked as a nurse and his father a retired fireman. Samโ€™s grandparents and aunts also played a major role in his childhood upbringing. He graduated from Kashmere High School 1977 and Prairie View A&M in May of 1981 with a degree in Electrical engineering. While at Prairie View A&M, Sam became a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. Later, he would go on to begin working as an Electrical Engineer ending his career as a Lead Engineer with Freeport LNG. In June 1985 he married, Antoinette Scott. He was also a lifetime member of the NAACP and a member of Fallbrook Church under the leadership of Executive Pastor Michael Pender. Sam was a published author of The Pacman Plan: A Story of the Struggle for Reparations, an avid reader, jazz enthusiast, and a world traveler.

Sam is preceded in death by his parents: Samuel & Vivian D. Sayles Kempt; grandparents: Lewis & Lura Sayles; aunts: Rheuma Leuna Steed, Ella B. Sayles, and Odessa Sayles. Left to cherish his memory, wife: Antoinette Scott Kempt; children: Vivian Watkins (Samuel), Deanna Sloan (Rinaldo); grandchildren: Samuel R. Watkins II, Nora Watkins, Prosper Watkins, Ariyah Sloan; sisters: Donna L. Kempt, Patricia Kempt Limbrick (Donald); brother: William S. Kempt (Jamale); aunt: Jessie M. Smith; special cousin: Paula D. Malone (Charles); along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visitation for family and friends will begin on Saturday, October 24, 2020 beginning at 12PM with the funeral service to begin promptly at 1:30pm at Brookside Funeral Home, 13747 Eastex Freeway Houston, TX 77039. Interment to follow immediately after the funeral service in Brookside Memorial Park.

The family of Mr. Samuel A. Kempt wishes to express their appreciation to everyone for the kindness and sympathy you have extended during these hours of sorrow. Your cards, flowers, visits, telephone calls, text, thoughtfulness, and most of all your prayers will always be remembered and cherished in our hearts. We would like to extend special thanks to Lisa & Gary Collins for catering, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, The Federated Garden Clubs of Houston, Classmates, Friends, Family, and everyone who has supported us during this time. May God bless each of you. --The Family of Samuel A. Kempt--

Services

24 October

Visitation

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Brookside Funeral Home

13747 Eastex Freeway
Houston, TX 77039

24 October

Funeral Service

1:30 pm

Brookside Funeral Home

13747 Eastex Freeway
Houston, TX 77039

24 October

Committal Service

3:30 pm

Brookside Memorial Park

13747 Eastex Freeway
Houston, TX 77039

Memories

Samuel Alexander Kempt

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Edinson Parrilla

October 24, 2020

I have not words to express deeply enough my sadness on hearing about such irreparable lost of my friend Sam. I worked with Sam for more than 8 years in Peru. Sam not only was a coworker and a great professional, but he was also a great person and a good friend of mine. My sincere condolences to his family.

We will miss you, Compadre Sam.

Edinson.

Cisco Dowdell

October 24, 2020

My condolences to the Kempt family. May God provide peace and comfort to you today and the days ahead.

Hugo Nuñez

October 24, 2020

My sincere condolences to his Family; Sam was not only a coworker; he was a very nice friend; simple and happy all the time. We will never forget you, may God give him eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain.

Lisa Petry

October 24, 2020

Dear Antoinette, Vivian and Deanna,

You ladies have always been close to my heart, and it breaks for you now. Iโ€™m praying for strength and comfort in your time of grief. Love and blessings, Lisa

Donna Kempt

October 24, 2020

Thanksgiving 2016

Donna Kempt

October 24, 2020

Thanksgiving 2016

Clarissa Miller

October 24, 2020

Toni, Vivi, Dee and family,
It is a blessing to become a member of the family via the marriage of Rinaldo & Dee. Whenever I was in the presence of Sam he always made me laugh and feel welcome. Rest in heaven Sam.
You are missed already.
Clarissa

Mychelle Banks

October 24, 2020

Antoinette & family,

I offer my heartfelt condolences. My prayers are with all of you as God helps you through your healing process! IN JESUS' MIGHTY NAME, AMEN!!! Mychelle D. Banks K-RAMS C/O '79

Whitney Phillips

October 24, 2020

Mrs. Kempt, Viv, Dee
My heart goes out to you all. Youโ€™ve all been in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that God comforts you all during this time. Love always- Whitney Phillips

Hines Oradel

October 24, 2020

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™ Praying for the family and friends of Samuel Alexander Kempt. May God Bless you at this difficult time. Love, Hines / Kempt,
Family from Louisiana ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Learn more about the Kempt name

VISIT ANCESTRY.COM