Jerry L. Kemp, age 89, of Loogootee, Indiana, passed away at 12:31 a.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, in Jasper, Indiana.
He was born on December 2, 1929, in Velpen, Indiana, to the late Claud Winfield and Lois Cecil (Corn) Kemp. He married Betty (Tempel) Kemp on May 16, 1953.
Jerry was a former coach and teacher at Ireland, Dale, and Loogootee High Schools. He retired from NSWC Crane after many years of employment as a mathematical statistician. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. He was the former co-owner of Dog’n Suds Drive In, in Loogootee. He was a past member of the Loogootee Senior Citizen Housing Board and the Loogootee High School Scholarship selection committee.
He loved playing golf, playing cards, and water skiing. He was an avid baseball fan and was a catcher for Summer League Baseball teams. He enjoyed watching Indiana University and Purdue University basketball.
Survivors include his wife of 66 1/2 years, Betty Kemp, of Loogootee; children, Jerry D. Kemp, of Carmel; Terry L. Kemp, of Bloomington; Sheila Kemp, of Carmel; and Gayla Arvin and husband Phil, of Memphis, Tennessee; grandchildren, Zachary Arvin and Lindsay Arvin; one brother, David L. Kemp and wife Myra; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by an infant brother, Billy Kemp.
A funeral service was conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 23rd, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, in Loogootee.
Burial followed in St. John Catholic Church Cemetery.
Visitation was held from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, November 23rd, at the church
In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.
Arrangements were provided by Blake Funeral Home, in Loogootee.