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Shirland D. KEMP

July 5, 1931 — April 21, 2022

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Shirland D. KEMP, 90, of Charleston, WV, died Thursday, April 21, 2022 in Bellaire at Devonshire, Scott Depot, WV.  


Born July 5, 1931, in Osceola, PA, he was the son of John V. and Agnes Odle Kemp.  On July 19, 1952, in Potter Brook, PA, he married the former Louise E. Abbott, who survives.  


A Korean War Veteran, he served honorably with the U.S. Air Force from 1950 – 1954.  A graduate of Aircraft Maintenance School in Tulsa, OK, he was employed as a maintenance specialist with the FAA in the southern regional office.  Shirland was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, Fayetteville, GA, Elk River Nazarene Church, Charleston, WV, and Eureka Lodge #335, F&AM, Montoursville, PA.  


Surviving besides his wife, Louise, are:  two children, Kandace (Ronald) DeVincentis of Norcross, GA and Kenneth (Diana) Kemp of Charleston, WV;  six grandchildren;  several great-grandchildren;  nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by four siblings, John Kemp, Onalee Mallory, Betty Ann Doan, and Zetta Lou Kemp.  


Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.





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