Glenn Brockton Kemp

Published 6:27 pm Wednesday, May 9, 2001

By Staff
Glenn Brockton Kemp, 79, died Saturday, May 5, 2001.
He was born in Atmore on December 27, 1921. After attending Perkinston Junior College, Mr. Kemp enlisted in the Army Air Corps where he served as a combat cargo pilot in India. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters and the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal with one Bronze Star. He flew 96 combat missions before being honorably discharged.
Upon his return to the United States, he attended the University of Alabama where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music. After working several years at White Sands Proving Ground, N.M., he spent his remaining work years with Vitro Services in Ft. Walton Beach, FL.
Mr. Kemp was preceded in death by his parents, R. L. and Leona Kemp and four siblings, as well as a son, John Rodgers Kemp.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Margaret Rodgers Kemp; three sons, Charles and his wife, Mary, of Kansas City, Kansas; Thomas and his wife, Sally, of Pinellas Park, Fla. and Robert of Ft. Walton Beach. Grandchildren include Andrea Barfety and her husband, Frank, of Mission, Kansas, Grant and Spencer Kemp of Pinellas Park, and Hannah Kemp of Ft. Walton Beach. He also has one great granddaughter, Camille Barfety of Mission.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, May 10, at 11 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Troost officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Hospice of Northwest Florida, 101 Hart, Niceville, FL 32578 or Shalimar Presbyterian Church, 2 Meigs Drive, Shalimar, FL 32579.

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