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Sunday September 4th, 2022
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Edgar Truett Kemp

Edgar Truett Kemp age 87 of Merigold, MS passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at the Pinnacle Assisted Living in Greenville, MS.
A visitation will be held from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm Sunday, September 4, 2022, at Cleveland Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will follow at 3:00 pm in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the North Cleveland Cemetery. Reverend John Thomas will officiate the services.
Truett was born August 4, 1935, to Edgar Earl Kemp and Birdie Irene Guynes Kemp in Dockery, Mississippi. He attended Cleveland Schools. After high school, Truett worked with the Walt's and the Toler's at the Gulf Station. On  March 9, 1956, he married Ruby Frazier in Cleveland, Mississippi. In 1962 he began his career at Baxter Health Care, he retired in 1995 as a Production supervisor. After retirement Truett loved to work outdoors in his pecan orchard, growing vegetables in his garden and doing yard work. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Truett never meet a stranger and was always willing to help those in need. He was a long-time member of Morrison Chapel Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents Edgar and Birdie Kemp, sons-in-laws, Jimmy Woodward and Charles Smith, and a son Glendal Truett Kemp.
Truett is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Ruby F. Kemp of Merigold, MS, two daughters, Vickie Smith of Merigold, Ms and Rhonda Woodward of Merigold, Ms, three grandchildren; Joshua Goss (Jeannie) of Merigold, Ms, Lydia S. Powell (Michael) of Pace, Ms, Shannon Woodward of Merigold, Ms, three great-grandchildren; Jennings Powell, Charlie Powell, and Ivy Goss, and a brother Thurman Kemp (Karyn) of Gulfport MS. He also leaves a host of nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.
Pallbearers are Josh Goss, Michael Powell, Mitch Millican, Ronnie Goss, Michael Edlund and Chris Edlund.
The family wishes to express a special thank you to the administrators and staff at Pinnacle Assisted Living of Greenville and to Frances Cruze and the staff at North Sunflower Hospice for their loving care and attention to Truett.
Memorials may be made to Morrison Chapel Baptist Church 116 Morrison Chapel Rd, Cleveland, MS 38732.
Cleveland Funeral Home has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

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Ruby, I am so sorry to hear about Truett! He was a fine person! You and your family are in my prayers for comfort!

Billie (Wolfe) Coleman Sep 2 2022 3:39 PM

In loving memory of my Special forever friend, Truett. I'll never forget you and how much you meant to Dad and Mom. Our lives have an emptiness that will never be filled. Rest In Peace dear friend.

Ann & Ron Cannon Sep 2 2022 1:25 PM

Rest in peace, Uncle Truett. I love you forever. Now I know you will know who I am and will be watching over us.

Glenda (Kemp) Price Sep 2 2022 8:53 AM

Rest in peace Uncle Truett. I know you are rejoicing in Heaven today. Prayers for Aunt Ruby, Rhonda, Vickie, the grands and great grands.

Desaree Kerr Harris Aug 31 2022 11:24 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Edgar Kemp

Teresa Gilmer-Cupit Aug 31 2022 11:07 PM

I am so sorry and saddened to hear this. Truett was a fine Christian and gentleman. Prayers for Ruby, Vickie, and Rhonda.

Don & Karon Kemp Aug 31 2022 8:18 PM

I can just see all his family waiting at those beautiful pearly gates for his arrival! While it's bittersweet to let him go from his earthly bonds, it is so wonderful to know that he is in Jesus' loving arms. My sincerest and deepest condolences to Ruby, Rhonda, Vickie, Lydia and all his family and loved ones. My heart goes out to you all. Of all my cousins on dad's side, he was definitely one of my most favorite.

Reba McKnight Aug 31 2022 6:17 PM

God bless my long time friends going back to 1951, Truett will be missed.

Jimmie Collier Aug 31 2022 4:20 PM

I am so sorry to see that Mr. Kemp has passed.I have so many fond memories of him when I was growing up and his working with my sweet Daddy ❤️Praying for all of his Sweet Family

Paula Mosley Hall Aug 31 2022 2:49 PM

To all of the family, Michael and I are praying for you during this time and for your peace and comfort in the days ahead. Loss is never easy, but our precious Lord promises to see us through the hard times if we will ask and trust Him

June and Michael Patterson Aug 31 2022 2:08 PM

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