Stephen H Kemp

January 10, 1950June 22, 2013
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Lt. Stephen H. Kemp,

US Army, Retired, 63 of Seminole, FL, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Bay Pines VA Medical Center. Stephen was born on January 10, 1950 in Millen, Georgia. He retired from the US Army as a Lieutenant serving in the Infantry Armored Calvary. Stephen served on the Seminole Recreational Board, Coached Youth Football in Seminole for 35 years and was an Auxiliary Police Officer for Treasure Island, FL.

Stephen is survived by his loving wife of 29 ½ years, Sandra L Kemp of Seminole, FL, along with two sons, Mark Stephen Kemp of Dunedin, FL and Kenneth Stephen (Jaimee) Kemp of Largo, FL, two daughters, Martha Rebecca Kemp-Traynham of VA and Ellen Jessica (Charlie) Kemp-Baldino of CT. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Ashley, Sandra, Sandy, Felicity, Jessica, Laura and Stephen, his mother, Martha Wright of Largo, FL, a brother, John D Shuman of St. Petersburg, FL and a sister, Mary of Utah.

Memorial contributions may be offered to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.

Visitation held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home. Funeral services held 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2013 at Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at 2:30 pm.

Arrangements were made under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, 7950 131st Street North, Seminole, FL 33776 / 727-391-0121. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Thursday, June 27, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 28, 2013

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Cydney Tuten

July 3, 2013

Mrs. Kemp,
I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Kemp's passing. Please know that my family will be praying for you! Love you sweet friend!

Sherri McCarthy

June 28, 2013

Mrs. Kemp,
Steve meant a lot to the McCarthy family. He kept me strong so many days at the field. He will always be remembered for his passion for SYAA and his love of the kids. I am so sorry for your loss. Steve will truly be missed.

Sherri McCarthy
Largo, FL

Jane Dekorte

June 28, 2013

I'm truly sorry for your loss. Steve and I volunteered many hours together up at SYAA and I will truly miss him. He always had the kids interest at heart above and beyond anything else. Steve you were one of the good guys.

June 27, 2013

Dear Sandy and family Norman and I were so very sorry to hear about Steve's passing. As we recall many wonderful memories with Steve we can truly say to know him was to love him. Our prayers are with you and the children. Norman and Faye Waters Winter Haven, Florida

Nicole Sanna

June 26, 2013

Sandy. You and the family are in my prayers. Xo

June 26, 2013

Mrs. Kemp I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely, Amanda Dennis / Highland Lakes Elem.

Linda Sarrell-Eberle

June 26, 2013

Mrs. Kemp,
I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband Stephen. I will be thinking of you and your family during these difficult days ahead.
Linda Sarrell-Eberle
Highland Lakes Elem.

mark kemp

June 26, 2013

from all you'r kids we love

Sharon McCullough

June 26, 2013

So sorry for your loss, will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.
-Sharon McCullough
Pinellas Park ES

Carrie Ward

June 26, 2013

So sorry for your loss my friends. You are all my prayers.