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Mr. Curtis "Ronnie" Kempton

Curtis "Ronnie" Kempton, 74, of Circleville, passed away Monday, December 2, 2013 at Grant Medical Center. He was born Nov. 21, 1939 in Massieville, and was the son of the late Curtis W. and Irene (McGee) Kempton. He was a graduate of Centralia High School, former owner of CR Kempton Building Contractor and retired from Ross Correctional Institution. He was a life member of AMVETS Post #2256 in Circleville and the Mt. Logan Riding Club. He was also a strong supporter of the Salt Creek Twp. Fire Dept.
Ronnie is survived by his wife of 39 years, Betty J. (Gilliam) Kempton; children, Charles "Chuck" (Mary) Kempton of Londonderry, Ronjalee Wagner of Amanda and Rick (Lois) Salyers of Stoutsville; grandchildren, Kylee Salyers (Josh), Kacee Salyers, Quinton and Kirsten Wagner, Tiffany and Shane Gibbs, and Seth Smith; sister, Gloria (Bob) Carroll of Chillicothe; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Ronnie was preceded in death by nephew Gary Dean Vandermark.
Funeral service will be at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, December 6, 2013 at the Taylor Funeral Home in Amanda with Pastor Larry Ault officiating. Burial will follow in Tarlton Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family request donation to the Salt Creek Twp. Fire Department Toys for Tots in Ronnie's memory.

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LARRY LOWERY - December 09, 2013 at 11:22 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Lit a candle in memory of Mr. Curtis "Ronnie" Kempton

Sharon Carrico Kempton - December 04, 2013 at 06:53 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Spent many a weekend camping with Ronnie and family in Hocking Hills and had a marvelous time. Ronnie was always kind and generous. I'm sad to say I haven't seen him in many years. He has a special place in my of memories of good times once enjoyed.

Patti Spangler - December 04, 2013 at 06:20 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Ronnie, rest peacefully now in God's loving care and Thank You for my Greatest Blessing, our son, Chuck.

Sharon - December 04, 2013 at 01:55 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Betty & family,
We haven't been in touch in years but I wanted to extend my condolences to all of you. I always enjoyed talking to Ron when he came into my NASCAR shop with Betty. I remember Ron taking my kids on a dirt bike ride or something when we visited once. They had a blast. Great memories!
So sorry for your loss.
Teresa Kinser

Teresa Kinser - December 05, 2013 at 08:30 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Ronjalee, We were so sorry to learn of your fathers passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of great loss. Robin Shires and Vickie Stone.

Robin Shires - December 04, 2013 at 10:19 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

My memories of Uncle Ronnie were from long ago , even though there was an age difference we still had things in common Fishing , Racing , and the Love of Family . I remember when He came to visit Mom & Dad here in Florida , We had such a great time , took him fishing and caught a bunch and saw the largest alligator I ever remember , Ronnie was a man I will always remember R.I.P. Ronnie . Rex & Donna Kempton

Rex Kempton - December 09, 2013 at 07:15 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM