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Alvie E. Kemp of Heyworth

Alvie E. “Ed” Kemp Jr., 65, of Heyworth died Friday (Nov. 1, 2013) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, with the Rev. Richard Gray officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the memorial home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heyworth Summer Little League Program.

Ed was born July 1, 1948, in New Albany, Ind., a son of Alvie Edward and Idella Sims Kemp. He married Carolyn Crow on June 10, 1968, in St. Louis. Carolyn died April 7, 2006.

Survivors include three sons, Kevin E. Kemp, Clinton; Steven J. (Marybeth) Kemp, Clearwater, Fla.; and Ryan D. Kemp (fiance, Brittany Delaney), Heyworth; five grandchildren, Devin, Kyle, Claire and Alex Kemp; and Brayden Brucker; and a sister, Mary Meredith, Galesburg.

His parents; three brothers, Kenny and Bill Kemp, and Norman Wetzel; and three sisters, Margaret Kemp, Barbara Bufkin and Joyce Ledbetter, preceded him in death.

Ed was a member of the United Methodist Church, McLean. He also was a Harley Hog, a member of A.B.A.T.E., and the Tuesday Night Beer Club.

He retired from Unit District 4 in Heyworth, where he had worked in maintenance for many years.

He was an avid Harley rider and a huge fan of Heyworth High School sports. He dearly loved his family and will be missed by all who knew him.