Cover photo for Carl Kemp's Obituary
Carl Kemp Profile Photo
1941 Carl 2023

Carl Kemp

January 11, 1941 — April 22, 2023


Carl H. Kemp, 82, of Odessa, TX, went to be with the Lord on April 22, 2023.

Carl was born in Borger, Texas, to Kenneth and Leola Kemp. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jan Kemp; sons Mel Kemp and Joe Kemp; daughter Kimber Snider; sisters Theresa Hubbard and Marsha Jones; grandchildren and great-grandchildren who know him as Tepa.  He cherished his wife and family.

Carl graduated from Borger High School in 1959. He married his sweetheart, Jan (Holmes) Kemp, on January 20, 1962, at the Methodist church in Phillips, TX.

Carl retired from Broncho Chevrolet after 30 years. He was an avid fan of NASCAR (#3 and #8), Mojo, and rodeos. Over the years he was active in Boy Scouts, Elks Lodge, Lions Club and the Seminole Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed hunting, camping, horse races, the occasional trip to Las Vegas for some poker, slots and roulette and being Santa Claus during Christmas. He never met a stranger and loved telling stories.  He was a big teddy bear with a heart of gold.

His Celebration of Life gathering will be held, Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 1:00 PM Broncho Partners, 2621 W. 40th St, Odessa, TX 79764.

Come share your memories of Carl with family and friends. Snacks will be served.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to your favorite charity.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Carl Kemp, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree