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James Donald Camp

January 11, 1947 ~ March 12, 2020 (age 73)

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James Donald Camp, 73, of Forest City, NC, died Thursday, March 12, 2020 at his home. 

He was born in Cleveland County, NC and was the son of the late Badge Camp and Sarah Lovelace Camp. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Burnette Ledford Camp and a sister, Mary Ann Patterson. 

Don retired from Carolina Freight after twenty-five years of service and following his retirement he worked for ABF having a total of thirty years in the trucking industry. 

He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church where he loved singing and playing the guitar and harmonica as a member of the church praise band. Don was also a Master Mason and a member of Friendship Lodge, No. 388, AF&AM in Boiling Springs, North Carolina.

Survivors include his wife, Jackie Hogan Camp of the home; his son, Donnie Camp and wife Amy of Kings Mountain, NC; his step-daughters, Suzanne Royster of Lattimore, NC, Jamie Campbell of Shelby, NC, Kristi Jones and Karol Wilson, both of Forest City, NC. There are also nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 4 pm Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Forest City, with Rev. Matt Mills and US Army Chaplain Glen Wilson officiating.  Interment with Masonic Rites by Friendship Lodge, No. 388 will be held on Monday at 11 o’clock at Cleveland Memorial Park, Boiling Springs, NC.

Due to the recent Covid19 outbreak, the family will not have visitation as originally planned.  However, the funeral service will take place as planned at 4 o'clock.  The family is most appreciative for your understanding. 

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