The Rev. Edward E. Kemper

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The Rev. Edward E. Kemper
AIKEN, SC - The Rev. Edward Eugene Kemper, 85, beloved husband of Dorothy Mae Smith Kemper, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.
A native of Old Hickory, TN, Ed was a son of the late Edward Carmack and Lila Lorene Medley Kemper, and lived in Aiken County since 1956. He served his country as a member of the National Guard for 11 years, and was a Cold War Patriot at the Savannah River Plant for 42 years.
Rev. Kemper was a charter member of Couchton Baptist Church and retired after 20 years as the pastor of Green Pond Baptist Church. He was currently a member of Millbrook Baptist Church.
Surviving, in addition to his wife of 63 years, Dorothy, two daughters, Malinda Jane Kemper Proffitt (Ben), Johnson City, TN, Dixie Jean Kemper Cushman (Charles), Aiken; a son, Hayden Edward Kemper (Charlene), Dothan, AL; nine grandchildren, Rebecca Proffitt, Sarah Sieben, Seth Proffitt, Nathan Proffitt, Eddie Cushman, Josh Cushman, Rachel Cushman, Caleb Kemper, Calah Edstrom; four great-grandchildren, Dora Stump, Maomi Stump, Gretchen Sieben, and Lyla Sieben. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Philip Ronald Kemper.
During his youth the Reverend Kemper loved many sports, and later in life he loved Jesus, food and family, was an avid reader, especially the Bible, and also enjoyed films.
The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon, March 26th beginning at 2 o'clock at Shellhouse - Rivers Funeral Home followed by the funeral service at 3 o'clock. The Revs. Ben Proffitt and Al Branson will officiate. Interment will be at a later date in Green Pond Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank all of the compassionate caregivers for their dedication when it was most needed.
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star from Mar. 24 to Mar. 25, 2017