July 7, 1952 – August 22, 2019
Phillip Kevin Kemp passed away August 22,2019 in Lakeview, Arkansas at the age of 67. He was born July 7, 1952 in Hillsdale, Michigan, the son of Mike and Colleen Goodwin Kemp.
He married Deborah Miller on April 18, 1981, in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Phil flew for Goldenwest Commuter, Continental and United Airlines. He held a pilot's license for over 50 years and upon his retirement, he flew the Boeing 787 Dream Liner. He served the public by providing gracious and safe air travel .
Phillip lived in Lakeview since moving from Houston , Texas in 2017. He enjoyed flying his plane and spending time in his hanger. He loved to polish and restore his aircraft.
Phillip had a sharp and witty mind; he was known for his sense of humor. Phillip is survived by his wife Deborah Kemp of Lakeview, AR.; sister, Bethany Schultz; brother-in-law, David Miller and nieces Aly Kenny and Rosie Miller; Ian Hawkins who Phillip took under this wing; and many special friends who share the bond of aviation, Gerald Ahrens, Ralph Rina, Rob Keenan, Steve Caster, Ian Hawkins, Friends of Porter Airport, TX, Friends of Flippin Airport, AR., Friends of GoldenWest Airlines, Friends of Continental Airlines, Friends of United Airlines.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother Stan Kemp; nephew Baby Lance; brother-in-law, Dr. Boyd Schultz and Deborah's parents Billy and Mary Lou Miller.
Celebration of Life Memorial Service
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kingwood Funeral Home
22800 Highway 59 N