Shirley Jean Kemp

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Shirley Jean Kemp, age 76 of Pulaski passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at the Lewis-Gale Hospital, Pulaski. Born January 15, 1947 in Princeton, West Virginia she was the daughter of the late Cletus & Meredith Pettrey Poole. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Wade Poole; son, Charles Calvin (Charlie) Poole and brother-in-law, Shirley Ray Kemp.


Shirley is survived by her


Husband – Lonnie Pierce Kemp


Children – Donna (Troy) Settle, Shirley (Eddie) Williams, Steve (Jackie) Burr


Stepchildren – Derick (Alisha) Kemp, Heather Kemp & Rusty Carpenter


Grandchildren – Brandon Havens & fiancée, Danielle, Meagan (Shane) Webb, Blake (Kelsey) Williams, Shanna (Greg) Grogan, Jason (Lavitta) Poole, Jeremy Burr, Steven Burr, Timmy (Samantha) Burr, Josh Burr & fiancée, Halee, Caroline Carpenter, Hannah Cook, Haleigh Cook, Jamyson Kemp, Alexis Kemp, Avery Goins and Dakota Goins


Great Grandchildren – Maddison and Atlas Webb, Silas Williams, Lanonah Hall, Conner and Brantley Grogan, Dakota and Dalton Poole, Levi Poole, Kaylee, Ocean and Dominick Burr, Noah and Jaxxon Burr, Hunter, Carter, Heaven and Ashton Burr, Genna Dandy, Michael, Brantley, Farmer and Brixton Coffey


Sisters – Sharon (Roger) Bailey, Patsy Culberton


Brothers – Ernest (Sharon) Poole, Raymond (Sandy) Poole, Johnny (Debbie) Poole, Jerry (Phyllis) Poole


Sister-in-law – Martha Kemp


Special Friends – Carolyn (Dan) Hager, Linda Farris, Bobbie Martin



Funeral services will be 2:00 PM – Sunday, November 5, 2023 at the Bower Funeral Home-Chapel, Pulaski. Private family interment will be at the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Dublin.


The family will receive friends one hour before services Sunday at the Funeral Home.

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Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.