Malcolm D. Kemp, Jr. (Mac), 80, of Jasper, Georgia, passed away on January 27, 2021, surrounded by his family.
He was born to parents Dr. Malcolm D. Kemp and Barbara Young Kemp on April 11, 1940, in Durham, North Carolina, before his family relocated to Southern Pines, N.C., where he spent most of his childhood. Mac graduated from Staunton Military Academy, received his undergraduate degree in history at the University of South Carolina, and earned a Juris Doctor at the University of South Carolina School of Law. Following law school, Mr. Kemp served in the Navy and was stationed in Charleston, S.C., where he then settled to raise his family.
After almost 15 years practicing family law, Mr. Kemp hung up his shingle, relocated to the metro Atlanta region, and transitioned his lifelong love of cars into a second career. A collector, salesman, pit man, and educator – he was most at home and happiest in a garage or on a racetrack, imparting his knowledge of classic automobiles and amateur sportscar racing. In his leisure time, he also served as an active member of the Sports Car Club of America and the Corvette Club of America, among others.
Above all else, Mr. Kemp was a devoted father to his three daughters, a doting grandfather, and a loyal friend to many. His love of children extended to philanthropic endeavors, serving in leadership roles with the S.C. chapters of the Girls Scouts of America and the March of Dimes.
He is survived by his brother, William L. Kemp; three daughters, Cameron Kemp Caruso, Candace Kemp McCaffery, and Loring Kemp; and three grandchildren: Lauren Nelson, Michael Caruso, and Ryan McCaffery. He was predeceased by both parents and his stepmother, Esther P. Kemp.
Mr. Kemp will be buried at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or the March of Dimes.
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