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Douglas P. Camp
April 30, 1938 ~ June 2, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Rock Creek – Douglas P Camp, age 85, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Friday, June 2, 2023, at ACMC. He was the first-born son of Harlan and Elizabeth Louise (Roth) Camp on April 30, 1938. After graduating from Rock Creek High School, Douglas enlisted in the United States Air Force serving from 1956 thru 1959, being stationed in Kansas and Guam as a photographer with the Strategic Air Command. On July 9, 1960, he married his high school sweetheart, Norma Jean Scott. They were 37 days shy of their 63rd wedding anniversary at his passing. Together they raised three children: Mitchell, Michele, and Melissa. After his time in the military, he worked during the day in factories and went to Kent State Ashtabula in the evening eventually earning his degree in Elementary Education on the G.I. Bill. Mr. Camp was hired by the Rock Creek Elementary where he spent 32 years teaching mostly 4th and 5th grades. He was much loved and respected by parents and students. At a Billy Graham crusade in the early 1970s he heeded the call to follow Jesus as his personal Savior. Doug spent his life showing others God’s love through service to his community. He served as an elder for over 40 years at the Rock Creek Church of Christ; served as the Quartermaster of the Rock Creek VFW Post #4953 for 37 years; served as president of the Rock Creek Alumni Association for 10 years; and served many in need whether financially or in some act of service, always willing to lend a hand. Being a teacher for so long, he was often heard saying, “So, what did you learn from that?” Whether it was something great you did, or a big mistake, he always guided you to the lesson behind the action. Usually, “That reminds me of a story,” would be his next response and a lengthy, humorous tale would begin. Most stories had a moral, many were just funny. He loved to laugh and make others laugh! He was quite a character. Besides spending time with friends and family reminiscing about times gone by, he enjoyed a good game of chess, garden tractor pulling and photography. Douglas is survived by his wife, daughters Michele (Jeff) Brunsman formerly of Terra Ceia, NC, Melissa (Joel) Hering of Windsor, brother David (Janice) Camp of Eagleville, sisters Donna Freeborn and Diana Mendrala of Ashtabula, sister-in-law Wendy Camp of Arizona, 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers Donald and Daniel Camp, and a son, Mitchell Douglas Camp in 1981.
A funeral service officiated by Pastor Jerry Myers will be held on Friday, June 9, 2023, 11:00 a.m. at Paine Funeral Home, Inc., 140 E. Main Street, Orwell, Ohio 44076. A committal service with US Air Force honors will follow at Union Cemetery, Rock Creek, Ohio. Visitation will take place on Thursday, June 8, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in Douglas’s name to the Rock Creek Church of Christ. Memorials can be mailed to Paine Funeral Home, P.O. Box 26, Orwell, Ohio 44076. Condolences may be made at painefuneralhome.com