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01/03/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Tucker Kempton

Roy Lee Kempton
(16 Feb 1938 - 31 Dec 2015)

Warwick High School / Newport News High School Class of @ 1956

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   There is sad news today.
    Tucker Kempton, Warwick HS / NNHS Class of @ 1956, brother of Julia Kempton Cox, Sarah Kempton Wade, and Ken Kempton and of the late Jack Kempton (d. 09 Mar 2010), passed away at home in Battery Park on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at the age of 77.


From The Daily Press - 01/03/16:

        Roy Lee Kempton
 
    BATTERY PARK - Roy Lee "Tucker" Kempton Jr., 77, passed away at home, surrounded by loved ones, on Thursday, December 31st, 2015.

He was raised in Warwick County and attended Warwick and Newport News High Schools. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Smithfield, VA.

Roy was a custom homebuilder for over 40 years. He was an accomplished boat builder, craftsman and bricklayer. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with his numerous grandchildren, watching NASCAR and conversing with friends at the local Hardee's.

Born on February 16, 1938 in James City County, VA, he was predeceased by his parents, Roy Lee Kempton Sr. and Mattie Kirby Kempton and a brother Jack Kempton.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jean C. Kempton; daughter, Susan M. Bowab; two sons, Roy Neill Kempton and Mark Lee Kempton and wife Norma; grandchildren, Nicole Kempton, Benjamin Bowab, Marlena Kempton, Casey Kempton, Joshua Kempton, Erika Kempton, Matthew Bowab, Tyler Tadlock; a great grandson, Noah; two sisters, Julia Cox and Sarah Wade; and a brother, Kenneth Kempton.

 
Tucker Kempton
 
 
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 4, in Calvary Baptist Church, Smithfield, by Pastor Dan Gray. Burial will follow in Battery Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel, Sunday from 4-6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Isle of Wight Rescue Squad or Hospice Community Care. www.SturtevantFuneralHome.com. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in Daily Press on January 3, 2016.
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January 03, 2016

One of the best men I have ever known! The world is less bright without him in it! The one consolation is knowing that he is at home with Christ and we will see him again.
 
~ Sean Sousa, Carrollton, Virginia
 

 
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Jean and family, I'm so sorry to hear Tucker has passed away. I'll always remember his booming laugh and his willingness to help me with any of my projects. My condolences for your loss and prayers for comfort and peace.

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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Tucker's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802


Lead On, O King Eternal

Words by Ernest W. Shurtleff, 1888 (4 Apr 1862 - 24 Aug 1917)
Music (Lancashire) by
Henry T. Smart, 1836 (26 Oct 1813 -6 July 1879)

Shurtleff wrote this hymn wrote this hymn for the graduation ceremony at Andover Theological Seminary, where he was a member of the class of 1888.

 Lead on, O King eternal,
The day of march has come;
Henceforth in fields of conquest
Thy tents shall be our home:
Through days of preparation
Thy grace has made us strong,
And now, O King eternal,
We lift our battle song.

Lead on, O King eternal,
Till sin's fierce war shall cease,
And Holiness shall whisper
The sweet amen of peace;
For not with swords loud clashing,
Nor roll of stirring drums,
But deeds of love and mercy,
The heav'nly kingdom comes.

Lead on, O King eternal,
We follow, not with fears;
For gladness breaks like morning
Where'er thy face appears;
Thy cross is lifted o'er us;
We journey in its light:
The crown awaits the conquest;
Lead on, O God of might.


"Lead On, O King Eternal" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.opc.org/hymn.html?hymn_id=403 - 12/07/07

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com 03/15/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

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