Robert Kemble

Obituary of Robert Gene Kemble

Robert G. Kemble, 83, husband of Jeanette Siler Kemble, passed away at his home on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. He was born in Lafayette, Indiana and was the son of the late Walter N. Kemble and the late Dora Dean Brakefield Kemble. Robert served in the National Guard and then retired after 21 years in the U.S. Navy. He was a graduate of Roanoke College, and a longtime member of Connelly Memorial Baptist Church and was an ordained deacon in the Southern Baptist Church. In addition to his wife of 59 years he is survived by his daughter, Jennifer MacDonald and her husband Tracy; granddaughter, Nikki Leporino and her husband Anthony, and a great-grandson, Anthony Leporino Jr., as well as numerous in laws, nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 24, 2020 in the Old Dominion Memorial Gardens with Rev. George Bulson officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Simpson Funeral Home, 5160 Peters Creek Rd., Roanoke, VA. The family has requested that memorial donations be made to Connelly Memorial Baptist Church, 6840 Thirlane Rd. NW, Roanoke, VA 24019. Online condolences may be sent to Simpson Funeral Home, 5160 Peters Creek Rd., Roanoke is serving the family.
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