TSGT Alphonse A. Kempfer, Jr., US Air Force (Ret.), 61, of Columbia, died Saturday, September 26, 2020. Born May 10, 1059, in Columbia, he was the son of Betty Lou Hayden of Lugoff and the late Alphonse A. Kempfer, Sr. Until his retirement, TSGT Kempfer honorably served his country for more than 20 years in the US Air Force.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 39 years, Arleen Kay Kempfer; children, Rachelle Nichole “Nikki” Kempfer, Alphonse A. Kempfer, III (Brianna), and Andrew Blake Kempfer; grandson, Kenneth Nicholas Davis, as well as an expected grandchild. Surviving family also include his sisters, Sandra Ann Wilson and Joyce Marie Johnson.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 o’clock Sunday evening October 4th at Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, 7600 Trenholm Road Ext., Columbia, SC. The funeral service will be held 12:30 o’clock Monday, October 5th at the funeral home. Burial with full military honors will follow at 2 o’clock at Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the Paget Foundation, PO Box 24432, Brooklyn, NY 11202.

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