Robert Gardner Kempton

October 3, 1956 – July 8, 2019(age 62)

Robert Gardner Kempton, age 62 of Hyde Park, Utah, returned home to his Heavenly Father on July 8, 2019.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am, Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, located at 65 East Center Street in Hyde Park.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening, July 16, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00pm at the Allen-Hall Mortuary 34 East Center Street, Logan, Utah.

A visitation will also precede the funeral from 9:30 – 10:30am on Wednesday at the church.

Rob was the husband of Candice Kempton, father to Brandy (Derrick) Nelson, Stacy (Cedric) Papa, Jason (Jessica) Kempton and Cody (Brooke) Kempton and grandfather to 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Elliot Kempton, his mother, Phyllis Arlene Kempton and his brother, Stephen Elliot Kempton.

Rob was born on October 3, 1956 in Fort Carson, Colorado. His father was in the military which allowed them to live in Japan, Mountain Home, Idaho, Truckee, California, and Folsom, California.

Rob has always loved the out of doors and felt most at home in the mountains. He loved hunting, fly fishing and hiking up any mountain available. He had an eye for beauty and loved to photograph wild life and scenery. He loved animals and cared for many throughout his life including tortoises, a chameleon, lizards, and dogs. He was a truck driver by trade and was a very hard worker.

Rob was a loving husband and caring father and grandpa. He was a friend to everyone he met. He preferred to stay in the background, quietly helping anyone in need. His greatest joy came from doing service for others. He will be greatly missed.

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