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Douglas William Kemp

May 22, 1956 ~ August 7, 2020 (age 64)


Mr. Douglas William Kemp, age 64, of Blackshear passed away Friday night (8/7/20) at Harborview Health Systems Pierce County following an extended illness.

Born May 22, 1956 in St. Petersburg, Florida, he was a son of the late William Winters “Bill” Kemp, Jr. and Marguerite Geiger Kemp. He moved to Pierce County in 1976 and had worked many years as a diesel/tractor mechanic at Mershon Tractor, Ace Pole, and Massey Ferguson Tractor before becoming the owner/operator of DK’s Farm Equipment and Tractor Repair.

Survivors include his son, William Winters “J.B.” Kemp of Kingsland; 2 grandchildren, William Kemp and Abigail Kemp, both of Kingsland; his sister and brother-in-law, Diane and Dale Blake of St. Petersburg, Fl; special friends and neighbors, Ramsey and Charlene Bennett of Blackshear; and many cousins and other relatives.

A private family memorial service will take place at a later date.

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