“I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; and whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die “John 11:25, 26
Mr. Allen Levine Camp was summoned from his earthly home to his heavenly home on Monday, March 7, 2022. He was born April 15, 1929, to the parentage of the late Mr. Rolland and Mrs. Mary Lillian Camp in Statesville, North Carolina.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Minnie Lee Camp, whom he was married to for 42 years, a daughter: Gwendolyn Powell, and a granddaughter, Danielle Camp. His sisters Doris and Odessa as well as brother, Bryd preceded him in death.
Mr. Camp graduated from Unity High School May 1948 and decided that same year to join the Army at the young age of 19. He served fixing and teaching motor equipment. He fought in the Korean War, was shot and received the Purple Heart medal. He also fought in the Vietnam War. He had many tours with his family. Two tours in Germany, other tours were Fort Devens, MA, Fort Bragg, NC and Fort Knox, KY. He later settled down and bought a house in Neptune, NJ.
Mr. Camp received many honors, one of which was for a Generator Mechanic Course given at Fort Wadsworth, NY. on July 16, 1954. He retired as Sergeant First Class on February 1, 1971, after 23 years of dedicated service.
Being an excellent mechanic, having a wealth of knowledge and experience, he was able to tackle numerous home projects. He also enjoyed serving as Deacon at St Stephens A.M.E. Zion church in Asbury Park, NJ for many years. He also enjoyed barbecuing, gardening and joking around with others in fellowship.
After the death of his first wife, he married Harriett A. Thompkins Murphy in Asbury Park, NJ. This union brought more children to love. Harold Murphy (Sophia), Herbert Murphy (Teresa), Olivette Murphy (deceased). Grandchildren: Schuyler Holman, Anthony Murphy, Olivia Murphy, Sasha Murphy, Lydia Murphy, Farrah Murphy, and Nicholas Murphy and four Great grands.
They later moved to Georgia where he served briefly at St. John AME. Church as Sunday school teacher. Soon after, he served with his wife at First Community Church, also in Eatonton, GA. Some of their fondest memories include their Sunday outing after church, fellowshipping with family and friends at their home, and attending local activities to support their community.
He was a dedicated husband for 25 years until his untimely death. His memory will be forever cherished by his devoted wife Rev. Harriet A. Camp. In addition, cherished memories will linger in the hearts of a son: Theodore Chapman; daughters: Dr. Susan Clark (Michael), Regina Camp, and Tracey Richardson (Neil); a sister, Flax Brooks; grandchildren: Darlene Davis, Carl Camp, Dale Stevenson, Benjamin Allen Powell, Deanna Clark and Kiah Clark; numerous great grandchildren, great - great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family, including his blended family, and friends.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2022, 1:00 PM at The First Community Church, 100 Resseau Circle, Eatonton, Georgia 31024 where the Pastor is Reverend Harriet A. Camp. Visitation will take place at Putnam Memorial Funeral Home on Friday, March 11, 2022, 5-7 PM. Please wear mask and social distance.
Service of Remembrance Entrusted to Putnam Memorial Funeral Home, 105 Agnes Street, Eatonton, Georgia 31024; Business (706) 484-2522, Cell (404) 803-0852; Harry C. Stafford, Funeral Director; Website: putnammemorialfh.com; “We Care for You and Your Loved Ones”