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Col. Kenneth Blackmon Camp

COLUMBIA -- Memorial service with military honors for Col. Kenneth Blackmon Camp, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), 83, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Visitation will be at the church 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.

Col. Camp, husband of the late Anne Barrett Camp, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008. Born in Rock Hill, he was the son of the late Samuel and Annie McKenzie Camp. He attended the University of Missouri. A thirty-two year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he served during WW II and the Vietnam War. He worked at the Pentagon, where he directed the Air Force Personnel Readiness Center. He retired while serving as Pacific Communications Area's deputy chief of staff for personnel at Wheeler Air Force Base, Hawaii. He was awarded the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, AF Commendations Medal, World War II Victory Medal and Vietnam Service Medal with Three Bronze Stars.

After retirement, Col. Camp was active in the retired community at Fort Jackson and volunteered at Moncrief Army Hospital. Col. Camp was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

A devoted and loving husband and father, Col. Camp is survived by daughter, Monica Camp of Columbia; sister, Ann Goldsmith of Atlanta, Ga.; sister-in-law, Glenease Camp; nephews, John Camp and Ron Goldsmith; and nieces, Yvonne Goldsmith, Betty Robinson and Jerrye Ann Williams. He was predeceased by brothers, Sam P. Camp and William Camp and sisters, Betty Brannon and Sara McElwee.

Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3090 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29204.

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