In Memory

Roy Hemphill

Mr. Roy A. Hemphill, age 54, of Panama City, Fla., passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2001, at his residence. He was a native of Phoenix, Ariz., and had lived in Bay County for five years. Mr. Hemphill attended New Mexico State University and Oregon State University, and was the former owner of M & M Automotive Repair Shop in Beaverton, Ore., for 15 years. After selling his shop, he obtained his Realtor license. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 0104 in Aloha, Ore., where he served as Chaplain for seven years and was of the Christian faith. Mr. Hemphill is survived by his parents, Jack and Ruth Hemphill of Panama City, Fla.; a sister, Charlotte Bright and her husband Jack of Panama City, Fla.; his niece, Donna Crews and her husband Bill of Salem, Ala.; two aunts, Lillian Cassidy and her husband George of Glenshaw, Pa., and Charlene Fite and her husband Bob of Alpine, Ariz.; an uncle, Donald Offen of Erie Pa.; and numerous cousins. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2001, at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Hankins officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories, but no graveside services will be held. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001, from 6 until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of the Emerald Coast, P.O. Box 1520, Lynn Haven, Fla. 32444, in Mr. Hemphill's name. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Mahmood and Dr. Rao and the Hospice of the Emerald Coast. Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Panama City, Fla. 32402

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07/27/16 01:40 PM #1    

Wayne Jolly (Jolly)

Roy and I were close fiends in high school.  We did a lot of things together, most of which should probably be left forgotten.  But one thing we did do was double date a lot.  The last double date we had I was with the girl that would become my wife for the next 50 years (so far).  I was deeply saddened to see his passing.

07/27/16 05:31 PM #2    

Judee Dunlap (Blaich)

I remember Roy in high school, although did not know him well. I find it odd that Albuquerque and Highland High School were not mentioned in his obit.

07/28/16 07:08 PM #3    

Mary Denman (Halberg)

I remember Roy as a kind and gentle young man.  I had classes with him during our 3 years at HHS.  May God bless his family.  Mary Halberg

07/29/16 12:16 PM #4    

Gail Robinson (Twilegar)

Does anyone realize that Roy Hemphill died in 2001?  I read comments every day now.  Gail

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