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Freddie Lee Kemp, of Springfield, VA, died on November 13, 2017 at the age of 85. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Norma (Zanella), five children, eleven grandchildren, four great grandchildren and an aunt, Mary Lou Kirby of Bluewell.
Freddie was born in Crumpler on November 29, 1931, the only child of Frank and Eleanor Kemp. He graduated from Northfork High School in the class of 1949 and from Marshall College in Huntington. He completed a 30 year career as an officer in the US Army. He served 2 tours in Vietnam and 2 in Korea.
Funeral rites were held at Saint Lawrence Catholic Church in Alexandria with his grandson, George Thomas Elliott, a priest in the Texas Diocese presiding.
Freddie will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Information submitted by Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell.
Published on November 24, 2017
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