Stevenson Everett Kemp
1936 - 2021
February 23, 1936
April 30, 2021
Stevenson Everett Kemp Mt. Pleasant - Stevenson Everett Kemp, 85, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Mary Ann Michel Kemp entered into eternal rest Friday, April 30, 2021. His Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, May 6, 2021, in Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 1695 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd., Charleston, SC, at 11:00 AM. Inurnment in the Saint Joseph's Columbarium will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 5, 2021, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road. Stevenson was born February 23, 1936, in Gainesville, Florida, son of the late Richard Ridgley Kemp and Priscilla Everett Kemp. He was a graduate of The Citadel, Class of 1958, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering. He was a Vietnam War Veteran, serving in the United States Air Force from 1958-1978. He was the recipient of numerous Meritorious Service Medals and the Bronze Star. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was the co-owner of Kemp Engineering Company, a firm that provided contract civil engineering services to Kline Iron & Steel Company in Columbia, SC. He was a member of the Porsche Club of America, United States Power Squadron, Pilot COM/MEL/IFR and a member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church. He is survived by his loving wife of 63years. Mary Ann Kemp of Mount Pleasant, SC; his daughter, Beth Kemp McDonald (Ralph) of Niceville, FL; his sons, Stevenson E. Kemp, Jr. (Judy) of Mount Pleasant, SC, and Paul D. Kemp of Huger, SC; and his grandchildren, Austin McDonald (Jessica), Kendall McDonald, Logan McDonald (Tim), Allyssa Kemp, and Mattie Kemp; his sister, Denise Power of Vero Beach, FL; his nephew, Kevin Holbrooks (Niki) of Jacksonville, FL; and niece, Amy Thompson (Walter) of Jacksonville Beach, FL. He was preceded in death by his sister, Anne Kemp Holbrooks. Memorials may be made to The Citadel Foundation - Scholarship Fund, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409, or Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 1695 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd., Charleston, SC 29407. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at Visit our guestbook at

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Published by Charleston Post & Courier from May 3 to May 4, 2021.
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J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel
1494 Mathis Ferry Road, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464
Funeral Mass
St. Joseph Catholic Church
1695 Wallenberg Boulevard, Charleston, South Carolina 29407
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The DiBonas
May 5, 2021
the schachner family
May 4, 2021
One year, I went to the 24 Hours of Daytona race with Stevenson Sr., and Jr., Paulie and some of Paulie's friends . One of our off track activities was racing go carts across the street from the Daytona International Speedway. Steve Sr., knew how to protect the inside lane which kept me from passing. lets just say there was a lot of bumping and rubbing and I finally got past. We were laughing so hard!! It was great! That whole weekend was great and we all shared some great moments and laughs. He will be missed by me.
Andre Bernard
Family Friend
May 4, 2021
Over the years, we had many fun and exciting Porsche adventures with Steve and MaryAnn. One of our very favorites was the weekend we had in Daytona in 2014. We shared a condo, the races, dinner at Mario's Italian and much laughter and merriment. We are so very thankful to have the privilege of having them as our special friends. We will miss Steve very much and treasure his friendship, and all of those precious times together in our hearts.

Our love and prayers are with MaryAnn and all of her dear family,

Herman & Michelle Porter
Michelle Porter
May 4, 2021
Porsche Club Palmetto Region
May 4, 2021
My best memories of uncle Steve, as I used to call him (I knew Steve through my wife, his niece, Amy). A few years ago I stayed with Steve and his wonderful wife, Maryanne, in Charleston. After dinner that night the next morning he took me on a tour of the Citadel in his beautiful Porsche. I´ll never forget the stories he told as he passed through the campus. I will miss him.
Walter Thompson
May 3, 2021
Steve and his dear wife Mary Ann helped welcome me and my husband when we moved to Charleston in 2016. We felt so fortunate to have found such wonderful neighbors! I enjoyed many fun talks with Steve, and we shared lots of great conversations about our families, his cars, and his exciting life adventures. And somehow he was always there every time I accidentally backed my car down the driveway, straight into my garbage bins on trash day, which always turned an embarrassing moment into a good laugh. What an amazing, unique, and truly great man. I will miss him a lot, and feel so lucky to have known him.
Holly Maclure
May 3, 2021
Mr Kemp was someone I always looked up to. Our family is very thankful to know the Kemps and we have had some great times together over the years. He will be missed.
Paul Hammond
Family Friend
May 3, 2021
Steve was a valued classmate and we will all miss him. Sincere condolences to Mary Ann and the family.
Henry Miller
May 3, 2021