Jd Kemp
1954 - 2020
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JD Kemp

Tallahassee - Husband, Father, Papa Bear, Racer, Geologist, and Well Driller, JD Kemp passed away January 26, 2020, in Tallahassee, Florida. He is survived by his wife, Gayle Kemp, his daughters by heart, Allyne Smith, Danielle Bell, Ashlie Mitchell, and Kelly Leffler, his friend and son-in-law, James Bell, son-in-law Josh Smith, his precious and beloved grandchildren Jamie Bell and JT Smith, his sister Kitty Austin, friend and brother-in-law Rick Austin, his biological children Jennifer Cruseturner and Sawyer/Savanna Kemp, and his stepson Phillip Meyers. The visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home, 3322 Apalachee Pkwy in Tallahassee.






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Published in Tallahassee Democrat from Jan. 28 to Jan. 29, 2020.
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February 15, 2020
Gayle,

I'm so sorry to hear about JD. He was my original mentor and one of my favorite people I've ever known. Always loved pointin' and watching him poke and all the stories and jokes in between.
Wes Leon
February 7, 2020
JD was my soul mate, my hero, my friend, my husband. I loved his laugh, his quirky humor, his backwards talking, his love of life and people. I loved him with all my heart. I'm still struggling to believe this is real.
Gayle Kemp
February 1, 2020
To Dailey's family, please know you are in our prayers. Been many years since we have seen Dailey (Rocky). Remember playing as children with all cousins while visiting at Grandma Faulkner's on Sunday afternoons. Last Sunday at Peachland Baptist, Dailey's home church, they called his name during prayer time. And many others from his school days were calling us relatives to share thoughts and prayers with us. Cousin, Betsy Ammons
Betsy Ammons
January 31, 2020
I sure did love visiting with JD at our environmental meetings. He was always a happy person and we will miss him. Sending love to his family, I am sure you have many wonderful memories of such a special guy.
January 30, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Luanne Caballero
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January 30, 2020
So sorry that you lost such a wonderful man. He loved you all and you could see it in his face. When I saw him with his grandchildren it made me so happy.
My God grant you comfort and lead you as you carry on!
Just had dinner with JD and Gayle a few weeks ago.
We love you Gayle,Allyne and Danielle.
Kayrl Griffin
January 30, 2020
Remembering a beloved friend - warm thoughts for the family and loved ones.
Richard C. Hasty
Richard Hasty
January 29, 2020
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January 29, 2020
What a loss to the Locost community. I like many others will miss JD's repartie and his ongoing car development. My condolences to his family.
Warren Nethercote
January 29, 2020
We'll miss JD and the Slotus online. JD was always a great source of information and humor. Race on, JD
David Hempy
January 29, 2020
JD,

You were one of the good ones. I met you through work and kept in touch through the years. It saddens me that you're gone, but I know things will be great where you're going. Hope to see you again someday.

Steve
Steven Reecy
January 29, 2020
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January 28, 2020
Peace, love, and pushrods forever. May you rest in peace, dear friend. I will never forget you.
Katie Kelly
January 28, 2020
I'm going to miss hearing about the Slotus JD. RIP my friend.

Paul Wright
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Paul Wright
January 28, 2020
Never a better friend or announcer. Paul Durr -LVRSCCA
January 28, 2020
I will miss playing Words/Friends each day with you and our short one liners chats. Had a lot of fun in high school with you and our Physics Class of 1973. God bless your family members as he was a great guy.
EDGAR LEE
January 28, 2020
We had some great times in physics class in high school. Never will forget doing the carbon arc welding in class. Miss Deese! Don't look at the light!. We will keep you in our heart. You are a great guy and friend. May peace be with you and your family.
Dwight Dutton
January 28, 2020
Forever our friend..Forever missed
from your Kiwi family..Dave..Karen..Tim..Steph ..Blake ..Paige..we love you xx
Dave purdom
January 28, 2020
JD,
You were always laughing and smiling even when I made you drive all the way to SC at night to log one well at Savannah River Plant.

I will remember your impeccable humor and that big belly laugh. You are one of the good ones and i'm proud to have been a friend for all these 25 plus years.

Rest in Peace old friend,

David
David Boggs
January 28, 2020
JD/Bubba/Rocky/Dailey -- man, you always had a joke and kept us laughing. I can hardly believe you're gone. I've known you my whole life.
Sending love to the family.
Anita Tarlton
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