Clarence R. Kemble, 76, went home to be with his Lord on Monday Sept. 3, 2012. He passed away peacefully after a short illness with cancer.
He was born to Adrian O. amd Ethel E. (Moore) Kemble on Feb. 24, 1936, in Montgomery County. He had one sister Mary Lou. His parents and sister preceded him in death. Clarence never married.
He was a faithful attendant, clerk for several years and Sunday school teacher at the Gravely Run Quaker Church. He attended Darlington High School and graduated in 1954. He served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America and was Honorably Discharged Sept. 30, 1964, after serving in Korea. He returned to Darlington area to farm and haul livestock. He has been a lifelong friend to 4-H children, hauling their projects to the local and state fair and even helping with getting them in the show ring for the sheep show. Everyone in the area has fond memories of Clarence always being there with a helping hand, from taking a friend to the hospital when he cut his hand off in farm accident, filling graves at the cemeteries, to his loud yell just as the livestock got to the trailer door.
If you didn’t know Clarence by name, you knew his old truck and trailer flying down the road. Somehow the police missed Clarence speed and parts falling off his equipment. It would only be a week before he would put some kind of dent in his new truck or trailer. A lot of the story telling, genealogy lessons and his contagious laugh came at the Darlington Mini Mart. Clarence traveled all over the state hauling everything from one pig to a load of chickens. No words can express the gratitude for the love that everyone has showed in the giving of donations in order to cover Clarence’s expenses. It shows how much he was loved. To one and all thank you so much for your help.
Clarence R. Kimble was cremated and will be placed in his final resting place on his family plot in the Plainview Cemetery, just north of Colfax, at 2 p.m. Saturday. Mike Parks will give attribute and final blessing over Clarence. Please attend and show Clarence how much he was loved and adored.