Paul Joseph Kemmerlin

Augusta, GA – Paul Joseph Kemmerlin, 88, beloved husband of over 63 years, to the late Dorothy Marie “Dottie” Kemmerlin, was carried home by the Angels to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at University Hospital.

His homegoing services will be held at Hillcrest Baptist Church on Saturday, November 14, 2015, at 11:00 A.M., with the Reverend Todd Wiggins officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Mr. Kemmerlin was a native of Cameron, SC and the son of the late George and Emma Jane Parler Kemmerlin. He had been a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church for more than thirty five years where he was active in the Food Bank Ministry, taught Sunday School and was a Deacon Emeritus. He met Dorothy Marie “Dottie” Kemmerlin while in the Lutheran Children’s Home in Salem, Virginia in the late 1930’s, and they were married on September 17, 1948. He was retired from AT&T.

He is survived by his three adoring children, Dr. Richard Wayne Kemmerlin and his wife, Jane of Greenville, SC, Pamela Jean Kemmerlin Sowell and her husband, Mitchell of North Augusta, SC, and Valerie Elaine Kemmerlin Austin of Martinez; Paul was blessed richly with  seven precious grandchildren, Emily Martin, Elizabeth McKenzie, Ellen Hoyle, Brett Sowell, Allison Sowell, Wendy Belcher, and Christopher Austin; as well as nine precious great grandchildren, Emeline, Cameron, Elijah and Josie Martin, Sarah and Graham Sowell, Anthony and Brandon Angel, and Kemmerlin McKenzie.

Honoring him by serving as pallbearers will be his grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Paul Kemmerlin Sunday School class.

If desired,  the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the to  the Hillcrest Baptist Church Food Bank, 3045 Deans Bridge Rd., Augusta, GA, 30906; or to the Wounded Warriors Project 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300
Jacksonville, Florida 32256.

The family will receive friends this Friday from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd., Augusta, GA 30906.

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4 responses to “Paul Joseph Kemmerlin”

  1. Dear Pam and family,
    So sorry to hear about your Dad but don’t you know he’s never been happier than to be reunited with his sweetheart and to be with Jesus! Please know even though we can’t be there for the services we’ll be there in heart and spirit! And please don’t hesitate to call if there’s anything we can do to help out, we love you all!

    With our deepest sympathies,
    Steve & Kim Peters

  2. Dear Valerie and Family,

    Know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Your Mom and Dad were both very special to us and always treated us like family. God’s kingdom has received a very special man and this earth has lost a great man of God.

    We love you!!

    Merrill, Kim, and Family

  3. Ricky,

    Sorry to hear about your father. He was a good man. I pray that God will bless you and comfort you and your family during this time of sorrow.

    Steve & Sandra Clements Adams

  4. Dear Pam and the rest of the Kemmerlin family. I had the pleasure to work many years at MCG with Mr. Paul. He was always a true friend, a good man and a great ‘phone man.’ I worked on many projects over my 25 year career and when I was working on telecommunications I was always glad to see your Dad, Irby West, Darrell Meriweather or O T Howard come to help me with whatever I was working on. Not only were they good ‘phone men’ but all were true friends! I am proud I had the opportunity to work with your father and I hope he enjoyed working with me.

    Blessings to you at this time.

    Jim Mobley

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