AMerican Veteran 11

Paul Kempton

August 14, 1932 ~ April 15, 2020 (age 87)


CONNERSVILLE- Paul L. Kempton, 87, passed away peacefully Wednesday evening April 15, 2020 at his home in Connersville.  A son of the late Russell M. and Pauline Marie (Turner) Kempton, Paul was born north of Centerville in Wayne County, Indiana on August 14, 1932.  He was a graduate of Centerville High School with the class of 1950.  He served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War.  Paul was a longtime Cambridge City resident. He was a gifted mechanic and had worked for several automobile service stations in Cambridge City, Centerville and Richmond.  He retired in April of 1995 from ALCOA- Closure Division in Richmond after 28 years as a machine repairman.  Paul was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Connersville and a devoted family man.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 60 years, the former, Jacque Kae Clugston. They were married on July 17, 1960 at Calvary Baptist Church; 3 children, Paul Lester (Shan)  Kempton of Bloomington, Michelle Faith (Larry) Huddleston of Goshen and Elizabeth Marie (Troy) Bowman of Connersville; 10 grandchildren; 3 siblings, Beverly Tucker of Richmond, Allen Kempton of Centerville and David Kempton of Indianapolis; nieces and nephews.

Paul was preceded in death by an infant son, Daniel Walter Kempton May 2, 1962; 3 siblings, Melva Ann, Marvin and John Kempton.

Due to current COVID-19 protocol, a graveside service will be held Monday April 20, 2020 at Zion’s Lutheran Cemetery in Pershing.

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