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Bruce Joseph Kemp

03/20/1962 - 08/04/2019

Obituary For Bruce Joseph Kemp

Bruce Joseph Kemp, of Sedalia, Missouri, passed away Sunday morning, August 4th, 2019, at the family home.

He was born in Sedalia, Missouri on March 20, 1962, the son of Ruth and Everett Kemp.

Bruce attended Sacred Heart School in Sedalia, Southwestern Oregon Community College and Johnson County Community College’s Chef Apprentice Program.

He worked at The Sedalia Country Club and The Fireside; The Firebird and The Red Lion in Coos Bay, Oregon; The Crystal Pavilion and The American Restaurant in Kansas City. He later worked for Kim Originals, Ditzfield Transfer, and Little Big Horn Cattle Company in Sedalia. He then spent five years as full-time night caregiver for his mother, Ruth Kemp (deceased February 17, 2013).

His favorite pastimes were playing computer games, riding his motorcycle, listening to music and watching movies.

Bruce is survived by a sister, Dixie Kemp Fasl, of Brooklyn, NY; a brother, David Kemp, of Sedalia; a nephew, Blake Kemp, of Coos Bay, Oregon; and many relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Saturday, August 17, 4-7 pm at the Kemp family home, 412 Dal Whi Mo Ct., Sedalia. Friends, coworkers and family are welcome.

Cremation: a private family interment will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date.

The family suggests memorial contributions to “Stand up to Cancer” on Bruce’s facebook page or on the web at

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