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Tommy Kemp (67) passed away on November 23, after a long fight with Parkinson’s, at his home, under the care of Kindred Hospice and his wife of 27 years, Donna. A computer consultant, retired from Union Camp/International Paper/Exopack/Coveris, his passion was photography, especially capturing nature in his many travels.

Preceded in death by both parents, Thomas and Joyce, and a younger sister, Beth, he will be missed by surviving siblings and family: brother Jimmye; sister Pennie Lightfoot and her husband Tommy and her son Joshua; sister Jennifer and her husband Keith; and uncle Bill and Wilson and his wife Virlie; along with number cousins and other relatives.

There will be a private memorial with his family at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to American Parkinson Disease Association – 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10305.

Online Condolences

  1. Jan Sailors says:

    Pennie, you have my deepest sympathy in the passing of Tommy. I know he fought long and hard and is finally in peaceful sleep. God bless you & your family. Love you, Pennie!

  2. Pam Waltermire says:


    So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you!


  3. Diane Deal Smith says:

    Jimmy and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. May your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time.


  4. Kenny Sellers says:

    So sorry for your loss. My prayer is that God will comfort your family and grant you His immeasurable peace. Love to all.

  5. Valli Gollamudi says:


    I’m very saddened to hear of your loss, deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family!


  6. Dawn O'Keefe says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss, Donna – our hearts go out to you and your family during this difficult time!

  7. Cherie says:

    Ms. Donna,

    Sending you hugs and prayers. My condolences to you and your family….. To say Tommy has been and will be missed is an understatement……

  8. Bob says:

    My heart is saddened to have learned of your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.


  9. Jason Ford says:


    Getting to know Tommy over the years was a true blessing. He had such a warm spirit and was a joy to be around. He made me laugh all the time. We will truly miss him and please know that we are here for you if you need anything.

  10. Kelly Kilpatrick Hunt says:

    Keeping you all in our prayers. May perpetual light shine upon Tommy and bless him with peace and love.

  11. Harold w Lattimore says:

    I just discovered Tommy’s passing. My condolences to you and family. I worked years with Tommy at Union Camp and have many fond memories of my time with him. Like sending him flowers on Valentines Day (which he gave to you) as a joke. For some reason we had spent a number of prior Valentines day together on company trips. I also have some wonderful photos he took of me at the race track. I always admired Tommy and his determination to overcome learning disabilities. My prayers are with you, and especially him.

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