William Michael Camden
May 19, 1940 – April 5, 2018
William Michael Camden, resident of Bloomfield, Indiana, passed on Thursday, April 5, peacefully at his daughter's home with family gathered around.
Mike, as he was called by most who knew him, was born May 19, 1940, in Indianapolis, to Robert "Peach" Camden and Naomi Ruth Camden. He was raised by his grandparents, John B. and Heathy Montgomery.
He is survived by his siblings: Robert, June, Jimmy and Sue. His cousins: David, Steve, Joyce, Dan, Charlie, Jay, Cindy, Barton Lee, Robert, Barbara, Carol, John, and Becky. Also, his children: Julie, Lonnie, Ginger, Melodie, Penny, 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
He is proceeded in death by his wife, Norma, his parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, a brother and other relatives whom he dearly loved.
Mike was a swimmer, a fisherman, an artist, a car repairman and a handyman. He loved good music, especially sweet, sad songs. He had a kind, generous spirit, never met a stranger, had numerous friends and touched the lives of many.
He met Norma Lee in 1977, a pretty, Kentucky-born woman who was working hard to raise four children and teens on her own. Mike also had a teen daughter. He used his charm and friendly ways to convince Norma to marry him and they bravely blended their families on June 24, 1977. Together they finished raising their kids, while continuing to live in Indianapolis, and spent their later years in Bloomfield, Indiana, serving their church, gardening, garage selling, working around the house and visiting their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were married 40 years and were truly best friends. Mike served in the United States Navy. He retired from Ford Motor Company in 1995, after working there for 30 years.
He was a committed follower of Jesus Christ and a member of Harvest Community Church in Bloomfield, Indiana. His favorite book of the Bible was Job. Mike said he wanted to model his life after this ancient man of faith. He wanted to trust God like Job did who had said, "The Lord gives and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord."
Funeral Services will be held Monday April 9 at 12 PM at Little & Sons Funeral Home, 1301 Main Street Beech Grove, Indiana, with visitation from 10 AM until time of the service.
Burial in Round Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.
- Visitation Monday, April 9, 2018
- Funeral Service Monday, April 9, 2018
William Michael Camden
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April 10, 2018
My grandfather, my best friend, one of the best people you could look up to. Everyone who had the chance to know you and be around you, are truly lucky. You were such a kind soul. I thank God daily for placing you into our lives and bringing so much joy to my grandmother over so many years. You are my hero and I will be forever grateful for you. I will miss you dearly, until we meet again. I love you, exceedingly.
April 9, 2018
So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He will be greatly missed, but think of where he is now ! He and Norma are probably singing and playing the guitar:-)
We will see them again!
Love to all,
Joyce and Larry Musselman (cousins)
Don & Jeanine Mowery
April 9, 2018
When we visited with Mike & Norma the name of Jesus was spoken often and their love for him. Mike and Don were retired from Ford Motor Co., and shared many memories of the plant on English Avenue. We became friends at Harvest Community Church worshiping Our Lord and Savior and fellowship. Mike was a man of God and witnessed to everyone he met.
We were blessed to be his friends. What a site it must have been to see his beautiful Norma. We will miss him very much.
April 8, 2018
I will never forget the kindness you showed a young man whom had no place to go you and Norma took me in and treated as if I was your own. I will always cherish the memories we made and the fun times we shared. I Love you Uncle Mike and I hope to be just half the man you were. I will be a success in life if I can just touch a percentage of peoples lives the way you and Norma did. Kiss the family in heaven for me and tell them I love and miss them.
April 7, 2018
He was a wonderful person! Such a blessing! He will be missed much!