Residents remember business owner, son following unexpected death


Mark Kempski, owner of Kempski Tires, is pictured with his dog, Mocha. Kempski died at age 36 on June 17.

Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 11:33 AM.

CRESTVIEW — Residents have exceeded loved ones' expectations in showing their support for Mark Kempski, who died unexpectedly June 17.

Donations toward the Kempski Tires owner's final expenses already have surpassed $5,400 since a account for the case was started last Tuesday. 

“That just goes to show you how much he was appreciated,” Jennifer Rolling, a close friend, said.

Rolling, the business' bookkeeper, said Mark's generosity and ethical business practices will be remembered.

“He would give you the shirt off his back,” she said. “He was an honest business man and one of the best friends you could ever ask for.”

Baker resident Aaron Fountain, an independent contractor with FedEx, said Mark stayed friendly, even when busy.

“We did a lot of business together for the past three years,” Fountain said. “He would always ask how things were going (with me).”

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