Gordon Maurice "Slats" Kemper


Gordon Maurice “Slats” Kemper passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 at the age of 81. He was born on Sept. 16, 1932, in Groveton to parents Morris and Edra (Tullos) Kemper. He married his high school sweetheart, Mary Nell Bruns, on June 29, 1952 in Kerrville. 
Maurice graduated from Tivy High School, Kerrville in 1951. He excelled in football, basketball, and track. He was a member of the outstanding Tivy football team of 1950-51. He was also a state track participant. 
Maurice graduated from Texas State University with a BS and MA in education. He coached at Yorktown, New Braunfels, Woodsboro, Bertram, Leander, Burnet, and Brentwood Christian. His outstanding baseball team from Yorktown holds a record of 20-1. His Burnet Bulldog basketball teams won several district titles in the 70’s and his Leander Lion football team won the co-district championship in 1969. 
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