EAST PRAIRIE -- Verdeman Eugene "Brad" Kemp, 68, died at 1:30 a.m. Oct. 9, 2005, at the East Prairie Nursing Center in East Prairie.
Born Sept. 3, 1927, in Kaiser, Ark., son of the late Tom Kemp and Beauton Riley Kemp Bowles, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County, where he was a farm laborer and worked at the Community Sheltered Workshop in Sikeston. He was a member of the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie.
On Nov. 6, 1971, he married Cora Mae Nickell, who preceded him in death on July 22, 1973.
He is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by two brothers, Leland Kemp and Cletus Atkinson; and three sisters, Irene Riley, Sadie Kemp and Freda June Atkinson.
Visitation is at 5 p.m. today at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Mike Johnson officiating.
Burial will follow in the Dogwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Chuckie Atkinson, Harold Clough, Kenny Kindle II, Mark White, Stuart Bain and Hoyt Sutton.