OBITUARY

HORACE K CAMP

June 4, 1912September 8, 2013

Horace Koenig Camp September 8, 2013 age 101, of Birmingham, AL passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2013. He was born on a dairy farm where the Birmingham Airport is now located, to Oscar Leonard Camp, Sr. and Ida Mae Miller Camp on June 4, 1912. He herded cattle from barns at south East Lake to pastures on the crest of Ruffner Mountain when he was 7 years old. He was a faithful member of East Lake United Methodist Church for 94 years. He graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1931, was a Birmingham police officer for 26 years, and a charter member of Fraternal Order of Police, Birmingham Lodge No.1. He was a 70 year member of East Lake Masonic Lodge No 480, dual member of Five Points - King Solomon Lodge No. 897, and member of Zamora Shrine Temple. Mr. Camp was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Lois Elizabeth Campbell Camp; and four brothers: Oscar Leonard, Jr, August Lewis, Edwin Frances, and Miller Camp. His sister, Dorothy Camp Keith, age 91, lives in Taylor, Michigan. He is survived by three sons: William Leonard Camp (Anne); Richard Alan Camp (JoAnn); and Ronald Miller Camp; six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.Visitation will be Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 10AM at Ridout's Trussville Chapel, with services at 11AM, burial at Forest Hill Cemetery, Birrmingham, AL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to East Lake United Methodist Church, Birminghan, AL.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, September 12, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 12, 2013
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HORACE K CAMP

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Karon Camp Keith

September 21, 2013

I am so proud to be your niece and thank you for always being such a truly wonderful and loving Uncle. I was grateful that although we lived so far apart that my girls (Kaisha and Kassia) and Jim had the opportunity to spend quality time with you and they all loved you as well. I appreciated all the family stories, history and photos you shared with me. Although, Jim and I were in Scotland and unable to attend your service, we celebrated your life Scottish style! I can only imagine the glorious celebration you are now enjoying with Grandpap, Grandmother and Aunt Lois - know they are still loved and missed and I will 'visit' you all the next time I am in Alabama. With thanks to Bill & Anne, Richard & Joanne and Ronnie for the care they so generously gave. I love you all. Love, Karon

Mark Sumrall

September 12, 2013

What an awesome life you have lived Uncle Horace. There is indeed a celebration in heaven now as you reunite with Lois and the rest of the family who have passed before you. You always made me laugh and smile and I will always enjoy those fond memories. Peace be with you and the rest of the family.

September 11, 2013

To the Camp Family, I would like to extend my deepest condolences. May God be your refuge and comfort during this difficult time. PS 18:2

Nancy Myers Hood

September 11, 2013

Sincere condolences to the entire family, especially Horace's sons. The Camp Family and my Myers family were close friends when I was growing up. I especially remember Horace taking my mother and all six of her daughters to my grandmother's home in House MS. His car had two bumper seats that pulled out from the front seat. Since I was the "baby" I never got to ride in them--I had to sit in someone's lap and the 4 older sisters took turns. I visited with your Dad at the visitation for Lewis, who I knew better because he joined Riddgecrest BC. However, I definitely remember Horace; I remember him standing on a corner and directing traffic in B'ham.
Even though you had him for many years, I know it is difficult to sayi goodbye. He has joined my dad who died when I was only seven. GOD BLESS YOU!!

September 11, 2013

Horace,
George and I wish that we could be at your service to honor your memory. You have always been a fine and honorable Christian man, and you will be greatly missed. We have wonderful memories of our times with you! There was surely a joyful celebration in heaven when you were reunited with Lois and the other loved ones who had gone ahead! We send our love and prayers to your precious family.
Dottie and George

September 10, 2013

Horace Camp held the reputation of being a Police Officer of the highest character. His good character was displayed in his personal life as well as his professional career. A very kind and gentle man. I am proud to have known him. Norman Stapp, BPD retiree.

John Campbell

September 10, 2013

How proud I am to call Horace my uncle. He lived through the Great Depression and World War II. He served the community as a police officer and together with Lois raised 3 wonderful sons and was still able to live 101+ years. It's comforting to know that Horace is still in service to our Lord.

Scott Fraser

September 10, 2013

Horace, you will be missed, but what a grand reunion with Lois and all the rest of the family in heaven, all sitting at the feet of Jesus."

Richard Camp

September 10, 2013

Hey Dad, I miss you and love you. Take care with Mom.

FROM THE FAMILY