Rodney "Big Rod" Orland Kempker

August 4, 1960 ~ November 6, 2021 (age 61)


Rodney “Big Rod” Orland Kempker, 61, of Eldon, Missouri passed away Saturday, November 6, 2021 at his residence in Eldon, Missouri.  He was born August 4, 1960 in Jefferson City, Missouri the son of the late Alfred W. and Bonita C. (Barbee) Kempker.

Survivors include,

Children, Jennifer (Kempker) Bryant (Blake) of Olathe, KS; Kendall Borg of Camdenton, MO; Amy Welch (Joey) of St. Louis, MO

Three Grandchildren, Kenyen, Charley & Hudson

Sister, Sharon Mace of Eldon, MO

Brothers, Eddie Kempker of Eldon, MO; Mike Kempker of Eldon, MO; David Kempker, Sr. (Kathy) of Eldon, MO

Several Nieces & Nephews

Along with his parents, a sister, Jean Berry and one brother, Alfred “Butch” Kempker preceded him in death.

Rod was the owner of Rod’s Heating and Cooling and a member of the Olean Buffalo Club.  He was an avid pool player, golfer and baseball player.  He enjoyed golfing on a weekly basis with his brother Dave, Grover, Nick and many other friends.   Most importantly Rod was a son of God.

Per his wishes, his body has been cremated and a Celebration of Life will be planned with Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials in his name are suggested to Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. 

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO. 




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