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Hubert J. Kemper

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Hubert J. Kemper

Passed away in his home peacefully on September 08, 2017.

Hubert was born to Roy and Velma Kemper in Grantsville, WV on November 13, 1928.

He was preceded in death by his wife Emma Lorene Wilson Kemper.

He leaves behind his four children, Linda Ruble (Ron), Brenda Davis (David), Paul Kemper (Gayle), and Dan Kemper (Marty), as well as eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Hubert graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1948 and went on to join the U.S. Navy. He served during the Korean War as crew on the carrier-based Avenger Bombers. After returning home he was employed by Corning Glass Works where he retired as foreman.

He was a devout Christian all his life and attended the Murphytown Baptist Church. He enjoyed Gospel music and was a member of several gospel quartets. The last quartet he was a member of was the Crownsman Quartet in which his son, Paul, was also a member.

Hubert believed in Christian principles and his life reflected those principles. He worked long and hard to support his family. After a long day of work at the plant, he would paint houses and sell firewood to earn extra money. He was the best father and grandfather a child could ever want and he will be sadly missed.

Funeral services will be Monday at 11:00 AM at the Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg.

Burial will be in the Sunset Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be Sunday from 4-8 PM and Monday from 10:00 AM until service time.

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