Jim Camp Obituary: Jim Sam Camp of Houston, TX died at 88

Jim Camp Obituary

Jim Camp Obituary: Jim Sam Camp of Houston, Texas died at 88 on the 18th of November 2023. He was preceded in death by his father, the late William Keith Camp, and his mother, the late Lucile Prewit Camp.

He was born on the 1st of December 1934, in Pecos, Texas, where he was delivered by his grandfather, Dr. Jim Camp, a pioneer West Texas physician, at Camp Hospital, the first medical hospital established in the Pecos Valley region.

Jim Sam graduated from Pecos High School as a 3-year letterman on the Pecos Eagles football team. He was also a 4-year letterman on the high school tennis team, of which he was captain his senior year. Additionally, Jim Sam was the President of his junior and senior high school classes. He also sang in his school choir.

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Jim Sam graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin in 1958. He was an Officer Candidate at the U.S. Army Officer School (OCS) during the Korean War and concluded his service to our country after having served as a Captain in the U.S. Army National Guard.

Shortly after his graduation from business school in 1962, Jim Sam and Margie were married at St. Luke’s Methodist Church in Houston and thus began an unforgettable 61 years of marriage and devotion to each other.

A celebration of life is to be conducted at two o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, the 16th of December, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston.

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