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Cass Christopher "Spike" Kemp, age 69, passed away Friday morning, August 2, 2019 at his home.  The son of Cass W. & Bernice (Stevens) Kemp, he was born on November 20, 1949 in St. Petersburg, Florida and was a 1968 graduate of Greenville High School.  

A proud veteran of the Vietnam War, Cass attained the rank of sergeant and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the M-14 Marksman medal, the M-16 Expert medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (awarded for consistent acts of heroism or meritorious service) and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.

Cass retired from the engineering department at Ford Motor Company after 35 plus years of service and returned home to Greenville.

Honoring his wishes, private services will be held with military honors rendered by the U.S. Army and the Ray I. Booth American Legion Post 101 Honor Guard.

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Arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, exclusive providers of Veterans Funeral Care.


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  1. Shelley Kemp on August 8, 2019 at 12:00 am

    You speaking of the Wyman reminds me of his favorite story about the car. It seems he decided to skip out on his last hour bio or chem class. Anyway as he left the parking lot he drove past his classroom where everyone was standing at the window waving. He was suspended a day for that prank, which gave him another glorious day in his Wyman.

  2. Shelley on August 8, 2019 at 12:00 am

  3. Ken Wasco on August 27, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I met Spike in the fall of 1972 when we were both in the Ferris Marching Band. We became close friends and Cass – always a great guy to be around, loved to have fun yet had a serious side – he became a positive role model for many – including me!

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