Christopher J. Kempton

November 17, 1955 ‒ October 07, 2021

Fredericktown, Ohio

Christopher J. Kempton, age 65, of Fredericktown passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at his home.

He was born on November 17, 1955, in Mount Vernon to the late Charles Kempton and Coreta (Small) Ballam.  Christopher was a carpenter and retired in 2015.

He is survived by his wife Mary (Arnold) Ferguson; his brothers Tom (Nasrin) Kempton, John (Missy) Kempton; and his sister Mary Jo Ray.

In addition to his parents, Christopher was preceded in death by his sister Kathleen Noce.

In keeping with Christopher’s wishes, there will be no calling hours.  The family will observe a service at a day and date to be announced.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Christopher J. Kempton.

  • I was your neighbor when you were children my name was Sharon Davis we lived back the long lane across from your house we spent time together as play mates so sorry to hear of your loss.

  • Dear Cousins, So sad to hear of Chris’s passing. Your family was intertwined with mine when we were growing up. We have wonderful memories to cherish. I send my love to all of you.

    • Margie. This is Barbie Dauphin Llewellyn. I lived in the house on Gay St. How you been. Chris went to St Vincent with me. So sorry about Chris

  • Remembering growing up and going to my cousins house. Seeing what orneriness we could get into. He taught me if you fall off a horse you get right back on .
    Fly High Cuz🕊❣️

  • If I tried to tell every Kempton story it would be a book. You were my oldest friend, 1967, six grade. My first cross country trip, the 1955 UPS step van. The Mexico Kempton Adventure Tours. You were and are an Urban Legend! Rest in Peace my friend. Until then…

  • Chris was always good to me and played baseball with my brother Ed Bricker my father helped coach, he was a good player and will be sadly missed. Rip

  • Mary Jo;
    So sorry about the passing of your brother. May God surround you with His love and peace during this difficult time.

    In my prayers;
    Nora Porter Frazee

  • We send our sympathies for the passing of Chris.
    He was such a kind person and a cousin to share stories from their childhood with all the Kempton cousins.
    May the memories of Chris give you comfort as you grieve.

    Stan and Fran Kempton

  • I remember Chris in school and even more so in my 20’s. He was a beautiful man in every way . To know him was to love him. RIP dear Chris !

  • Chris’s mom and my grandparents, Robert and Catherine Dial were friends and Chris made a beautiful shelf for my grandma to put her owls. He was a great craftsman. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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