Passing of Past Chief Kline Kemp Jr
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
It is with deep regret to announce the passing of Life Member Kline Kemp Jr. of the Dover Fire Department and the Little Creek Volunteer Fire Company.
Kline Kemp Jr., commonly referred to as “Kempy” was a Past President and Past Chief of the Dover Fire Department as well as a Past Chief of the Little Creek Volunteer Fire Company.
Past Chief Kemp joined the Dover Fire Department in 1959 and the Little Creek Fire Company in 1967. While a Life Member of the Dover Fire Department, Past Chief Kemp served as Fire Chief from 1974 -1977 and again in 1983, he also served as President in 1980. While a Life Member of the Little Creek Volunteer Fire Company, Past Chief Kemp served as Fire Chief in 1969 and 1970.
Past Chief Kemp was instrumental to both departments and helped shape the leadership for both departments, administratively and on the fire grounds during his 62 years as a firefighter. To say that Past Chief Kemp will be missed is an understatement. His personality, his guidance, his leadership and his overall presence mattered. Past Chief Kemp with his larger-than-life personality, as he would say, was a “Big Deal”.
Services for Past Chief Kemp will be held this Saturday, April 16, 2022 at the Dover Fire Department Station # 1 located at 103 S. Governors Ave, Dover. Past Chief Kemp will be honored with a full fireman’s funeral beginning with a viewing at 10:00am to Noon, with services
and burial at Lakeside Cemetery to follow. Past Chief Kemp will be transported on one of his favorite pieces of apparatus, Engine 8, a 1954 B Model Mack.
Any fire department wishing to send apparatus, please contact Dover Fire Department Captain Chad Knotts at 302-736-7168. We encourage anyone wishing to attend services to utilize parking within the City of Dover Bradford Street lot adjacent to Station # 1 and City of Dover Administrative Building parking located at 5 E. Reed Street.
Dover Fire Department President Timothy Mullaney Jr. & Fire Chief David Carey
Little Creek Volunteer Fire Company President Kenny Frazier & Fire Chief Scott Bundek