Charles Eugene Camp
July 30, 1922 – January 31, 2019
Charles Eugene Camp, 96, passed away Thursday January 31, 2019 at home. Charles is a WW II veteran having served in the Army Air Corps. He was proud of piloting a P-47. Charles’ focus was on his home and family. He was a veracious reader, reading every day. He enjoyed playing ping pong and pool. Professionally he was a salesman in the packaging industry. He will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him.
Charles is the son of the late Mary (Gardner) and James Eugene Camp. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years – JoAnn (Hazeltine) Camp. A daughter, Susan (Camp) Welch and a sister, Margaret (Camp) Harbinson also preceded him in death.
Left to cherish his memory and to carry on his legacy are his daughters: Lynne (Camp) Bumpass and husband, Mickey of Juliette Georgia, Deborah (Camp) Boas and husband, Arthur of Toronto, Canada, Valorie (Camp) Bandoly and husband, Paul of Gastonia, North Carolina and Denise (Camp) Cannon and husband, Jay of Columbus, Georgia. Missing their grandfather are: Marcus Coyle, Kenneth Bandoly and wife, Leah, Jamie Smithwick and husband, Grant, Amanda Flores and spouse, Jessica, Daniel Bandoly and wife, Aryn, Charles Szabo and wife, Christy, Alyse Butler and husband, Brett, Alex Boas Archer, Brooke Mercer and husband, Derrek, Dustin Sasser and wife, Aliksandra, and Scott Boas. Charles’ great-grandchildren are: Nikki, Haylee, Olivia, Nate, Graelyn, Liam, Madelyn and Trevor. Charles leaves behind his sister Dawn (Camp) Hurley of Elgin, Illinois. Nieces and nephews missing Charles are: Nancy Harbinson, Jim Hurley and wife, Yulia, Shawn Hurley and wife Diane and Eric Hurley and wife Johna.
A celebration of Charles’ life will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Friday February 8, 2019 at Grace Community Church, 4333 Fortson Road, Fortson Georgia. The family will have light snacks and fellowship following the service and prior to departing to Ft. Mitchell for the committal. Pastors Clayton Chesser and Ron Gibson will offer words of encouragement and hope to those that gather to remember Charles.
Committal will follow at 2:30 PM (Eastern) at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery, 553 Highway 165, Ft. Mitchell, Alabama 36856. The United States Army will provide full military honors during the committal service. Charles will be laid to rest next to his dearly departed wife.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Charles’ name to Veteran of Foreign Wars, 406 W. 34th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111 or www.VFW.org or to the charity of your choice.
Fond memories and words of condolence may be left at www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com.
The staff at Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial park is honored to serve the Camp family during this difficult time.
- Veterans of Foreign Wars
- Celebration of Life Service Friday, February 8, 2019
- Committal Service with Full Military Honors Friday, February 8, 2019
Charles Eugene Camp
February 5, 2019
I'm thankful to have had so much time with my Pappy, yet it still wasnt long enough. He has gone to be with my nana and mom, my aspiration in life is to be at least half the person you were. You knew nothing but love for your family and you were a strong amazing man! You will be missed by so many and loved forever. And yes we will wish to live as long as you!! After seeing all the things you did in your life and keeping a positive attitude we should all aspire to be more like you. Im for ever Proud of my Pappy, WW2 veteran, and a hero of mine. You will be missed. I'll see you again some day.
February 5, 2019
So sorry to hear of Mr. Chuck's passing. He was a great man to sit and talk with about many different subjects. I know he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Rest in peace, Mr. Chuck.
February 4, 2019
My family and I knew Chuck since the early 70’s. We enjoyed many outings and fun memories.
Chuck is actually the reason I chose Packaging sales as my career some 40 years ago. Always kind and willing to help in so many ways he mentored me for years on sales skills and how to successfully manage my territories.
He always had a smile and a witty comeback.
Truely- one of the good ones. I will miss him.
February 3, 2019
I met Charles "Chuck" Camp in 1973 when Denise and I became friends at Richard's Junior High.
Right away, I noticed his soft voice and gentle demeanor but knew he was highly respected by his family.
All the time, I spent with the Camps, he always made me feel welcomed in his home.
I remember the times, I visited them when they lived in Switzerland, Florida and he had the "pet" catfish. They were the biggest catfish I had ever seen and they would come up to the edge of the pond when he would appear to feed them. He loved showing us those fish.
And, I remember fondly him showing off with his little poodle and all the tricks that he had taught her. He was so proud of her and you knew he loved that dog so much.
I know his family will miss him dearly but rejoice knowing he has gone home to be with the Lord and is now with his beloved, Jo Ann.
I'm praying for Denise, Val and all his family during this difficult time.
February 2, 2019
Please accept my condolences. It is a very sad/emotional time when our love ones sleep in death. I hope you find comfort in the words found in John 5:28-29 and look forward to the day where we can hug our loved ones again. This is a promise from the God that does not lie and that promises to wipe all tears of pain Revelation 21:3-4.