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Mack H. Camp

July 12, 1929 ~ October 26, 2017 (age 88)

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   Mack H. Camp died Wednesday, October 25th, 2017. Mack was born to John and Lucy Camp of Renfroe, Mississippi, July 12th, 1929. He was the 6th child of ten children. At 18 Mack served as a Switchboard Operator in the Field Artillery at Fort Lewis, Washington. After three years in the Army, Mack attended Los Angeles Bible Institute, where he became a dedicated student of the Bible, and his love for the Scriptures became a life time adventure.
   In 1953 Mack went to work for The Pure Oil Company in Nederland, Texas. There he met and married his wife, Lynn Rienstra Camp, of Nederland. In 1954 they began a union of 62 years.
   Mack also attended Lamar University Technology in Beaumont, Texas and received Certifications in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Electrical Technology. In 1959 Mack started a Home Building Business in Nederland. In 1965 he moved his family to Longview, Texas, where he and his wife spent many years in the building business. Mack and Lynn always appreciated the Longview Community in its providing them a wonderful place to raise a family and a splendid way to make a living. They always felt Longview had been kind, in a unique way of life for them, in this area.
   Mack spent five years teaching young people in Sunday School and M.Y.F. on Sunday nights at Winterfield Methodist church. During this time the young people always felt welcome in the Camp home. Camp had a teaching gift with teenagers, and he enjoyed these years immensely.
   Mack is survived by sons, Douglas J. Camp and wife, Robin of Longview; Dean Camp and wife, Leslie of Hitchcock, Texas; and a daughter, Bonnie Jo Walters and husband, Mark A. Walters of Longview; ten beloved grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Jo Phillilps, Genita Byars, Donna Tollerson, Marie Quarles and Dussie Camp of Carthage, MS.
   A Celebration of Life service for Mr. Camp will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 30th, 2017, at the Winterfield United Methodist Church with Rev. Kevin Bright officiating.
   The family will have a time of visitation from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, October 29th, 2017, at Welch Funeral Home.
   In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Wounded Warriors, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
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