Lee Hasferd Slemp

Published 4:43 pm Friday, May 12, 2017

Lee Hasferd Slemp, 80, of Elizabethton, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017, at his residence after a brief illness.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Oliver S. and Winnie Wilson Slemp.
Mr. Slemp was a 1954 graduate of Happy Valley High School and attended Steed College. Hasferd served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. In earlier years he was a truck driver and was employed in the Carpenter Shop at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. Until his retirement, he was Manager at the Watauga Baptist Lodge, Ridgecrest, N.C.
Hasferd was a 50-year member of Watauga Masonic Lodge #622 and a member of Jericho Shrine Temple, Kingsport. He was a member and former Chairman of the Deacon Board at Oak Street Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Hugh Slemp.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Emma Jean Fair Slemp; a daughter, Valencia Greenwell, Elizabethton; a son, Greg Slemp, Elizabethton; two grandchildren, Neil Greenwell and wife Wendy, and Shana Brower; two great-grandchildren, Donavon and Maysan Brower; a sister, Marty Tuelle, Elizabethton; four brothers, John L. Slemp and wife Betty, Jimmy Slemp and wife Ann, Jerry Slemp and wife Janice and Johnny Trivette; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Lee Hasferd Slemp will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, May 15, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Chris Shumate and the Rev. Bob Polk officiating. The graveside service and interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family members. Honorary pallbearers will be the Rev. Bob and Ruth Polk, the Rev. Jack Roddy, the Rev. John and Gail Perkins, the Rev. Gary and Sarah Edwards, Bill Sluder and wife Carlene, Silas Tester and wife Marilyn, Jay and Terria Harms, Will and Eleanor Andrews, Truman Clark and wife Phyllis and his church family. The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. A Masonic Memorial Service will be conducted following the funeral service by Watauga Masonic Lodge #622. Military Honors will be provided by the Carter County Honor Guard. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the staff of Amedisys Hospice and the staff of Hands to Help Senior Care for the excellent care that was received. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website at www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Slemp family.

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