Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One

Linus Kemper, age 65,

The Man, The Myth, The Legend.

Linus Kemper, age 65, decided to give this world the finger and go on a permanent fishing trip!

He served his country in the U.S. Navy and later became one of the best landscapers in Central Arkansas with his best friend, Rex Johnson.

He was a stubborn old man that did whatever he wanted. He lived his life to the fullest drinking the best beers and catching all the crappie his heart could handle. He was a gentle giant that had never met a stranger.

His hobbies included: fishing, cooking, gardening, playing scratch-off lottery tickets, and watching the Denver Broncos play.

His front door was always open to anyone & everyone. He made sure that they were fed and would leave his home with a smile.

He was also one hell of a storyteller. Whether his stories were true, we will never know, but it was a joy and a privilege to be able to hear him tell them.

This  world is now a little less exciting without him in it. He didn’t just attend the party; he WAS the party!

He is survived by his 2 daughters, Tina LoCricchio, Randi Medlin, his 2 sons, Lee and Adam Kemper, 2 sons-in-law Shane Medlin and Tony LoCriccho, and his pain-in-the-rear daughter-in-law, Jenny Kemper. He is also survived by his 8 grandchildren that he loved very much!

He was preceded in death by his loving pets and his beloved granddaughter, Alexandra “Lexy” Miller.

He will be able to celebrate Lexy’s 21st Heavenly birthday with her!

Special thank you to Arkansas VA Hospital for taking such great care of him on his last few days of life.

Until we meet again, keep the beer cold and the lines wet, Pops!

Arrangements are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook is available at


  • Woodie Anderson Posted September 13, 2021 6:34 PM

    You will be missed my friend.

  • D Posted September 13, 2021 6:40 PM

    You have been the best dad, father, and friend a little girl could ask for. Thank you for being my dad! Tony and I love and I will miss our trips to Arkansas and Florida.
    May you always have fish galore no matter where you go.
    I will love you more than life itself.

    May we all be with you forever and always. I love you dad! See you wnen your fish net is FULL!!

    Your daughter,

  • Tina Lo ricchio Posted September 13, 2021 8:27 PM

    Thank you dad for loving us! For being a great father and best friend to your kids, grandchildren, and friends. You gave us one hell of a ride. We had experiences not many can dream of. We will love you forever and will never foget.
    From hair ties, guitar making, fishing trips and more, I will always and forever be your little.girl.

    Keep fishing and keep riding dad!!
    I’ll have a lobster waiting for you!!!

    Love your baby girl.
    Wacky!! 😀

  • Michael Grier Posted September 13, 2021 9:25 PM

    Linus , you were a Character to say the least . Always kept the visits funny and could notice that voice 10 miles away ! Forever missed but never forgetten. Michael and Lindsey Grier

  • Georgie Posted September 13, 2021 11:01 PM

    I’ll miss My Friend. My heart is broken.

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