Camp, Richard O'Daniel (Danny)
Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Webb Chapel Church of Christ (13425 Webb Chapel Road Farmers Branch, Texas)
Richard O’Daniel (Danny) Camp passed away peacefully at home in Dallas on May 8, 2021 at the age of 85 after his brave, long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. His incredible strength, along with his ready smile and twinkling eyes, delighted and amazed all of us through out these latter years of his life.
Danny was born to Fred and Fanny Camp in Gainesville, Texas on August 10, 1935. He was foremost a family man, marrying and spending most of his long life with his high school sweetheart, Mary Sue Riley. They celebrated 66 wonderful years of life together on April 1st this year! He and Sue raised a family of four children, Linda, Brenda, Darren, and Kimberly. He especially loved being “Papaw Danny” to his six grandchildren (Adam, Keri Jo, Zach, Kelli, Riley, and Danielle) and his ten great-grandchildren (Joss, Trip, Evvy, Juni, Darcy, Reves, Parks, Hayes, Charlie, and Jolene). He was preceded in death by his sister Jeanette Haggard and his brother Fred Camp, Jr.
Danny graduated from Gainesville High School in 1955 and he attended night school at Cooke County Junior College for a decade, except for one year of active duty with the 49th Armored Division at Fort Polk Louisiana. He continued his education at North Texas State University, earning his bachelor’s degree in 1971. Subsequently, he completed his Master’s degree at Southern Methodist University in 1978. Dan, as he was known professionally, enjoyed a long career in human resources at Republic National Bank, Ft. Worth National Bank, and the Freeman Companies.
Danny loved sports. He played basketball, football, and ran track in high school. He had many adventures officiating high school football for a decade. But playing golf was his enduring sports passion, and his favorite story was of being of a marshal at Brookhaven Country Club and getting to know Jordan Spieth, a young high school golfer from Jesuit High School.
Dan, along with his wife Sue, were pillars of their church, Webb Chapel Church of Christ, which they first joined in November 1966. He was a beloved and respected elder and teacher, and he touched and influenced many lives across several generations.
Danny will be missed deeply by his family, friends, and church community
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It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Tha you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you. Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad. Love, The Gillilands
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