Dave E. Camp, 81 |
LTC Dave E. Camp, Retired, of Paragould, Ark., died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. He was born in Manila, Ark., on Nov. 19, 1934. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Providence Baptist Church.
Mr. Camp graduated from ASU, received a commission from the Army and went into active duty. He served two tours in Vietnam where he was wounded. Dave served in the Army for 28 years, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel and receiving many medals. He was awarded the Purple Heart and was inducted into the Greene County Hall of Fame in 2010.
While serving in the Army, Mr. Camp attended 5S Ranger School, and was the recipient of many decorations and medals. These included the Silver Star, Bronze Star Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal, Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Vietnam Staff Service Medal, First Class, the Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry “Peck” Camp and Earline Claura Camp; by his first wife, Peggy; sister, Joann Cron; and by infant son, Bruce David. He is survived by his wife, Myrna Camp of the home; a brother, Gerald H. Camp of Wilmington, N.C., and a sister, Carolyn Bartmess (Jack) of Kansas City, Mo. He leaves two daughters, Toni Wilhelme (Jeff) of Grafton and Mela Camp of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Erin Wilhelme of Grafton, Ryan Wilhelme of Steamboat Springs, Colo., Jeremy Wilhelme of Grafton and Ben Camp of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
In addition, he leaves two stepsons, Johnny Cole (Tammy) of Paragould and Tracy Camp (Alison) of Ashland, Ore.; and three step-grandchildren, Katherine “Katie” Cole and Gideon and Aubin Camp.
Visitation was Sunday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel in Paragould.
Funeral service began at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 10, at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with Eddie Gene Wright officiating. Burial with military honors followed in Woods Chapel Cemetery.
Pallbearers included Jeff Wilhelme, Johnny Cole, Tracy Camp, Ben Camp, Rick Wooldridge and Bill Reinhart. Honorary pallbearers were Dub Robinson, Ira Pierce and Phil Bridger.
Memorials to Woods Chapel Cemetery c/o Danny McDaniel, 1100 S. 14th St, Paragould, AR 72450, would be appreciated.
An online guestbook is available at www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com.