John Powell Kempton

October 14, 2023
John Powell Kempton

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John Powell Kempton Jr.,84, died Saturday October 14, 2023, at his home in West Point.

John was born on July 15, 1939, in Newport News, VA. He graduated from James Blair High School and worked as a Civil Engineer at Ft. Eustis until retirement.   His hobbies included baseball, fishing, hunting and working in his home workshop.  His family was very important, and he was always involved in their lives and willing to help.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Elizabeth (Kirby) Smith, his sister, Frances Kempton Hazelwood and his brother Thomas H Smith Jr. (Denise).

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary (Polly) West Kempton; 2 daughters, Donna Maines and Gail Kempton; sister Linda Cunneen (Michael); grandchildren, Brady Maines, Corey Maines (Michelle) and Chelsea Smith (David); great grandchildren, Avery and Baker Smith, Tanyon Maines and Mia Marshburn; nephews, Kevin Bluxome (Kathy), Steve Hazelwood (Cindy) and Scott Hazelwood.

A service will be held Tuesday, October 24th at Williamsburg Memorial Park at 1:00pm.


Tuesday, October 24, 2023
1:00 PM

Williamsburg Memorial Park - Directions
130 King William Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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