Harold Lee “Grip” Kemper, 86, Bidwell, Ohio passed away unexpectedly October 26, 2020 at his residence. He was born March 10, 1934 in Bidwell, Ohio, son of the late Pearl Edward and Mary Elizabeth (Gooldin) Kemper. Grip was a United States Army Veteran who owned and operated Kemper’s Butcher Shop near Vinton, Ohio before retirement. A member of Prospect Baptist Church, he married June Ross Kemper December 12, 1953 in Columbus, Ohio and she preceded him in death September 29, 2010.
Grip leaves behind his daughters, Diana Kemper and Sheryl Kemper, both of Bidwell, Ohio; grandchildren: Amanda Harder, Chanel and Madison Kemper, all of Bidwell, Ohio; sister, Joan Kemper, Gallipolis, Ohio; brother, Ray (Carole) Kemper, Mt. Sterling, Ohio and sister-in-law, Dortha Ross, Mt. Sterling, Ohio.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by grandson, Rowdy White.
Funeral services will be conducted 12:00 PM Friday, October 30, 2020 in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, Ohio with Pastor Ed Mollohan officiating. Burial will follow in the Vinton Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday 7:00-9:00 PM at the funeral home. In accordance with CDC Guidelines and Pandemic Regulations, social distancing must be observed, and facial coverings are required to be worn for all services.
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